Your definitive guide to Thanksgiving: Chowhounds ask and answer all the burning questions, from turkey temperatures to what makes the perfect pumpkin pie.

The Ultimate Guide to Thanksgiving

The best way to cook a stress-free dinner is to think ahead, which is why we've created this comprehensive Thanksgiving guide with tips, techniques, and game plans that will help you host your best...

Steaming ham

by lanilu 2 months ago

Has anyone out there other than me use a pasta pot with insert to steam ham in? I have a large pasta pot that I have been using for over 25 years to steam ham when the oven is full of turkey and ...

Thanksgiving 2019: The Good, The Bad, The OMG What Was That?

by TorontoJo 4 months ago

Happy After Thanksgiving! Hopefully everyone had a joyful and delicious day and any stress is just a hazy memory. Let's hear about your day. What went well and what went wrong? What would you do ag...

Thanksgiving leftovers: what's your favorite?

by gutreactions 4 months ago

Haven't had the main meal yet, but I am already thinking about the leftovers. How about a fresh turkey sandwich with Russian dressing, along with a side of stuffing? What's your favorite leftov...

Thanksgiving Buffet Boston Area

by phred13 5 months ago

I'm sure this has been discussed quite often this time of year, but CH's search function would have to get better just to suck. Entering 'thanksgiving buffet' as the criteria I'm getting results fr...

Thanksgiving 2019 Menus

by TorontoJo 5 months ago

What's on the menu this year? Are you sticking with your tried and true dishes, or are you going rogue? Are you hosting or being hosted? (It feels late to be starting this discussion, but search...

Fresh turkey–sell by date was yesterday

by redfrau 4 months ago

Hi and happy thanksgiving eve! I bought a replacement turkey today after my other turkey leaked, literally, all over my fridge. (What a mess. But that’s another story!) Didn’t notice the sell by/us...

Butterball Turkey Talk Line is up and running...

by gutreactions 1 year ago

Any questions concerning your Thanksgiving repast? The annual Turkey Talk Line is up and running with experts ready to help. (800-288-8372) They now offer contact thru social media, texting and ema...

Pop-up turkey timer

by MikeIIPA 4 months ago

I have a thawing 20 pound store brand turkey that has a pop-up timer inserted in it. Has anyone ever taken this kind of thing out of the turkey before roasting it? My oven has a built in probe and...

Canadian Thanksgiving

by highlyunlikely 6 months ago

We are hosting Thanksgiving this weekend and I haven't cooked a Thanksgiving dinner for years and years so have been combing the CH boards and recipe sites for tips. There will only be six of us, ...

55 Degree Turkey Safe?

by smtexdad 4 months ago

Ordered a fresh, never frozen, pre-brined turkey online. It shipped from California at 7pm 11/25 and arrived to my door in Houston exactly 24 hours later. The turkey was refrigerated before shippin...

Mom’s Cornbread — The Lost Recipe!

by kelvin_of_ranard 4 months ago

About this time of year, when I am thankful for God’s blessings on my life, I am also missing many beloved family members! And, with their passing, I am missing their many idiosyncrasies which wil...


by aromasgram 4 months ago

If a brining turkey got over 40 degrees, should it be tossed?

Brown spots in pie crust

by rlp 4 months ago

I could use some trouble shooting for why my crust has brown spots. I followed a new recipe (bc pastry is my kryptonite and it never goes right). Ingredients were all-purpose flour, unsalted butter...

Roasting Pan Help

by Curlyjeepgirl 4 months ago

Oh geez.. is it even possible to find a roasting pan not made in china? I realized my 17 year old roaster had seen better days. I ordered a viking roasting pan that I found on Amazon. It though...

Thawing frozen brined turkey

by wyldfyre12 4 months ago

Help! I have a 14 lb Frozen brined turkey I just took out of the freezer this morning. Now I read it could take 3 or more days to defrost. I have to cook it early Thursday morning, is it okay to ta...

Is it possible to dry brine a pre-basted turkey?

by miauil123 4 months ago

Hi all! I got an 11-12ish young frozen turkey that has already been pre-basted but wanna go a dry brine route since I hear it is a great way to season without all the wasted liquid (wanna go hassle...


by daintysharky 4 months ago

Hoping to order turkey this year and simplify things a bit. Was searching for fried turkey but am coming up empty. So smoked or Asian-style or anything different I am open to.