Holidays

Thanksgiving recipes, videos and tips

Hillary Sunada proudly wears her turkey hat for Sacramento’s Run To Feed the Hungry on Thanksgiving day, Nov. 27, 2014 in Sacramento.
Hillary Sunada proudly wears her turkey hat for Sacramento’s Run To Feed the Hungry on Thanksgiving day, Nov. 27, 2014 in Sacramento. Sacramento Bee file

Recipes, tips and resources for Thanksgiving dinner.

How to …

How to carve a turkey

How to make pie crust from scratch

How to make perfect mashed potatoes

Recipes and tips

▪  Roast turkey parts instead of the whole bird

▪  Leaveners - a key ingredient to the holiday baking season

▪  Know your potatoes: Spuds 101

▪  Slow down with savory seasonal roasts

▪  Dress up vegetables for Thanksgiving

▪  Dunne on Wine: This Thanksgiving, set the table with zinfandel

Hotlines that can save the day

Here are phone numbers and websites to keep handy when you’re preparing holiday meals:

Butterball Turkey Talk-Line: Talk to a real turkey expert at 800-288-8372. The lines will be open through Nov. 22 from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. PST, Nov. 23-24 from 5 a.m. to 6 p.m., Nov. 25 from 5 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Thanksgiving Day from 4 a.m. to 4 p.m. www.butterball.com.

USDA: Food safety tips and videos at www.fsis.usda.gov. Call the USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline at 888-674-6854.

King Arthur Flour Hotline: Call 855-371-2253, email or join the live chat at www.kingarthurflour.com/bakers-hotline/

Food 52: Online hotline year-round with real-time answers from employees and community members. http://food52.com/hotline

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