Many big food companies have hot lines staffed with experienced Home Economists for instant, personalized help during the holidays. Print out this list and tape it inside your pantry door for quick reference.
The Turkey Talk-Line from the folks at Butterball is a great place for answers to turkey questions. The line is open Monday through Friday from 8 AM to 6 PM CST from now until December 21. And the best part of all: it's open Thanksgiving day, starting at 6 AM CST!! TDD line: 1-800-TDD-3848. Bilingual help is available. Online help in Spanish and English.
This line offers pre-recorded answers to lots of your turkey preparation questions. Online help and leftover recipes.
Find out about roasting, carving, stuffing, gravy and turkey leftovers. Online help.
If you have questions about food safety, including storage, handling and preparation of the Thanksgiving turkey, call the USDA hotline weekdays from 9 AM to 3 PM CST. TDD line: 1-800-256-7072 Online help for most frequently asked questions.
This hotline is open 24 hours a day. Call to get the best tips about cooking using Reynolds products. Online help.
This helpline, for all your questions about breads and rolls, is open Monday - Friday from 9 AM - 7 PM, all year long. Online help.
Any and all baking questions are answered from 8 AM to 7 PM CST at Land O’Lakes from now until Christmas Eve. Online help.
Let the folks at Hersheys walk you through every chocolate question you've ever had. Ask for recipes too! This line is open Monday - Friday from 9 AM to 4 PM EST, all year round. Online help.
This phone line is open Monday - Friday from 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM CST, year round. Get information on everything from baking perfect cookies to delicious gravy. Online help.
Stressed about your pumpkin pie? Get tips and advice, plus recipes using canned pumpkin. The line is open Monday - Friday from 8 AM - 8 PM EST, all year round. Online help.
Learn everything you ever wanted to know about cranberries, including ideas for using leftover canned cranberry sauce. The hotline is open Monday - Friday from 9 AM - 4 PM EST, all year round. And it's open on Thanksgiving! Online help.