But for some of those less-experienced cooks in the kitchen, don't worry. Help is just a phone call away.
No cooking question is too tough for these turkey-talkers.
If you're having a cranberry crisis or can't remember when to baste the bird, just pick up the phone and call the highly-trained experts at the Butterball hotline.
"We're all food pros, and we all have degrees in home ec," Carol Miller, a hotline helper, said. "We're also trained at Butterball University."
The Butterball hotline has been up and running for nearly 30 years, answering more than 100,000 cooking questions annually.
The highly-trained turkey-talk experts can help prevent any dinner disaster, but sometimes they get some pretty interesting questions.
"Well, we are the turkey experts, but when people call and want to know where they can rent a turkey costume, that's not our area of expertise," Miller said.
So get to the dinner table without the headache.
Just call 1-800-BUTTERBALL.
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