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Don't Panic! Here's How to Solve Some Common Thanksgiving Problems

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When things go wrong, of course your first inclination is to go into a string of oh-no-oh-no-oh-no's. But you don't need to surrender to the powers that be or go down with the ship: It'll all be okay because we say so have the answers to your common Thanksgiving problems. Just call us Team Damage Control.

And, if you have any other Thanksgiving questions, we're going to be extra diligent about manning the Hotline next week, answering your queries in 10 minutes or less. (Plus, rumor has it that we're have some some very special experts on call, too.)

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General Help

7 Common Kitchen Disasters -- And How to Avoid Them

7 Common Kitchen Disasters -- And How to Avoid Them by Sodium Girl

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5 Thanksgiving Disasters and How to Fix Them

5 Thanksgiving Disasters and How to Fix Them by Marian Bull

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Our Guide to Making Thanksgiving Dishes Work for All Dietary Restrictions
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Our Guide to Making Thanksgiving Dishes Work for All Dietary Restrictions

The turkey

Kitchen Rescue: How to Fix Overcooked or Undercooked Meat
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Kitchen Rescue: How to Fix Overcooked or Undercooked Meat
No Matter What You Do, Your Turkey Will Be Just Fine
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No Matter What You Do, Your Turkey Will Be Just Fine
The Essential Numbers: A Guide to Times and Temps for Cooking Your Bird
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The Essential Numbers: A Guide to Times and Temps for Cooking Your Bird
How to Carve Your Turkey Like a Pro
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How to Carve Your Turkey Like a Pro
Top Turkey Conundrums
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Top Turkey Conundrums
How to Deal if You Forgot to Thaw the Turkey
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How to Deal if You Forgot to Thaw the Turkey

The sides

Kitchen Rescue: How to Fix Bad Salad Dressing
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Kitchen Rescue: How to Fix Bad Salad Dressing
Solutions for Stuffing Slip-Ups
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Solutions for Stuffing Slip-Ups
Mashed Potato Strategies
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Mashed Potato Strategies
How to Break Down a Butternut Squash
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How to Break Down a Butternut Squash
How to Save an Overly Salty or Spicy Dish
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How to Save an Overly Salty or Spicy Dish

The sauces

Andrew Knowlton's Gravy Tips
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Andrew Knowlton's Gravy Tips
6 Anything-But-Bland Substitutes for Broth (& How to Use Them)
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6 Anything-But-Bland Substitutes for Broth (& How to Use Them)
How to Make a Roux
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How to Make a Roux

dessert

Video: How to Make Pie Crust
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Video: How to Make Pie Crust
Kitchen Rescue: How to Fix 10 Common Pie Problems
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Kitchen Rescue: How to Fix 10 Common Pie Problems
Hacking a Tart Pan

Hacking a Tart Pan by Kristy Mucci

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How to Make Whipped Cream Ahead (Yes, You Can)

How to Make Whipped Cream Ahead (Yes, You Can) by Alice Medrich

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How to Make Your Baking Recipe Fit Your Pan Size
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How to Make Your Baking Recipe Fit Your Pan Size

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