Thanksgiving is tomorrow and everything is under control, right? If you just yelled at your screen, “NO!” then read on, mamas. I’ve got four cooking helplines that will provide you with answers to all of your Thanksgiving cooking questions.
Breathe. That’s good. Let’s start with the most important part of the Thanksgiving meal: the turkey.
BUTTERBALL TURKEY TALK-LINE
If our no-panic tutorial on how to cook your first Thanksgiving turkey hasn’t given you everything you need to make your turkey look like it’s right out of a Williams-Sonoma catalog, you’ll want to hit up the Butterball Turkey Talk-Line (1-800-BUTTERBALL). For years, the experts manning the Butterball hotline have been helping home cooks recover from the worst Thanksgiving turkey disasters you can imagine. Like, “the turkey is on fire” disasters. This year is no different, so make sure you have the contact info for the Turkey Talk-Line handy. Even if you’re cooking a free-range turkey from your local farm. You know, just in case.
CRISCO PIE HOTLINE
The Crisco Pie Hotline hasn’t been around for quite as long at the Turkey Talk-Line, but it’s been a glorious eight years of fighting crimes against pie. If you are notorious for soggy or burnt crusts, I suggest that you give 1-877-FOR-PIE-TIPS a ring for advice on how to avoid these common pie baking mistakes. By now, the pie experts are working extended hours to help you put out a pie as glorious as this Black Bottom Oatmeal Pie spied on Food52.
KING ARTHUR BAKER’S HOTLINE
If someone else is on pie duty and you’re baking a cake, bread, or something more like these amazing Roasted Pear and Cranberry Chocolate Chunk Scones from Local Milk, you’ll want to know about the King Arthur Baker’s Hotline (855-371-BAKE). Hotline hours are from 8:00am-9:00pm through Friday, and from 9:00am-5:00pm over the weekend. You can also do an online chat or email your questions for a response that’s guaranteed within 24 hours.
OCEAN SPRAY HOLIDAY HELPLINE
Do you have questions about cranberry sauce that keep you up at night, or at least that would be nice to have answered? Call the Ocean Spray Holiday Helpline (1-800-662-3263) to make sure that you don’t mess up this Citrus Vanilla Cranberry Sauce from Style Sweet CA, learn whether you can freeze cranberry sauce, or get ideas on how to use your leftover sauce. Finally.