Experts Are on Call to Talk Turkey (Disasters)—Ask Now!

November 24, 2016

Remember when we told you that the editors would be on call to help solve any and all Thanksgiving questions that come up next week?

(In case you missed it, this week the editors will be on call most waking hours—9 A.M. EST through 9 P.M. on Tuesday, 9 A.M. through 11 P.M. on Wednesday; 7 A.M. onward on Thursday—making sure questions on the Hotline get answered in 10 minutes or less.)

Well, surprise! It's not just us—we're bringing a few special guests to help, too. Read on to find out when you can ask Dorie Greenspan that cookie question, or Mark Bittman how to save your tofurkey, over on the Hotline:


  • 11 A.M. to 12 P.M.—Dorie Greenspan, expert baker and fount of cookie knowledge, author of Dorie's Cookies
  • 12:30 P.M. to 1:30 P.M.—Deborah Madison, produce whisperer and author of The New Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone
  • 2 P.M. to 3 P.M.—Dan Souza and Molly Birnbaum, co-editors of Cook's Science, the new book out from America’s Test Kitchen
  • 3 P.M. to 5 P.M.—Erin McDowell, baking aficionado, one of our Test Kitchen Managers, and is currently writing a cookbook.
  • 5 P.M. to 6 P.M.—Pete Spande, wine reviewer (and CRO) for Business Insider


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CalAvocado November 24, 2016
I am cooking my turkey using this method: which calls for cooking the turkey at 350 for the last 1- 1/2 hours. My sides all need to bake at the same time at 375 for 20-55 mins depending on the side. Can I cook the Turkey at 375 instead of 350? Will it dry out? Will it cook to fast? I only have one oven, how can I cook these sides and not have a cold turkey?
Lindsay-Jean H. November 25, 2016
So sorry I missed this CalAvocado (we were answering questions over on the Hotline:, hope your turkey turned out okay!
Liliana November 24, 2016
Hi there I want to make this recipe today but Its only for 2-3 ppl, I need for about 30 servings! Please help thank you!!
Lindsay-Jean H. November 24, 2016
If it's a side dish I might only multiply it by 10, if it's a main dish, you might need to do more!. If you have any other questions, head over to the Hotline, people are standing by to answer questions in 10 minutes or less, here:
Liliana November 24, 2016
Hi Lindsay! Theres actually 50 people =O so I figured 30 would be good!
Lindsay-Jean H. November 24, 2016
Oh wow! I might consider starting with a recipe that serves more to begin with, like this one,, and triple it, and then save the original one for another time.
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Today is my wife and i is greatful Happy Thanksgiving
Heather C. November 23, 2016
Is this where I can ask a question? First time making stuffing, read about 100 recipes and over confused. Can someone help with a recipe please. I have dried bread cubes, 1 lb Jimmy Dean sage sausage, pecans, dried cranberries, shelled chestnuts, pitted dates, celery, onion, carrots, garlic. Also, fresh sage, rosemary, type and parsley. Can someone tell me what to use and not use and help me with a recipe??? Thank u VERY much!☺☺☺
Lindsay-Jean H. November 24, 2016
Hi Heather! Sorry I missed this, if you have more questions, head on over to the Hotline (! Here's one stuffing option that you could tweak, it calls for sausage and dates: