The Absolute Easiest Way to Cook a Turkey
A short refresher with everything you need for a great bird. (Hint: All you really need to do is pop that bird in the oven.)
Nov 15, 2023
How To Check the Temperature on a Turkey
Here is how to take the temperature of your turkey and make sure that it has arrived at the safe internal temperature for eating.
Nov 17, 2023
How To Make Turkey Gravy: The Easiest Simplest Method
Our tried-and-true method!
Oct 16, 2023
How To Carve a Turkey, A Lesson for Beginners
Think of it as a big chicken!
Nov 1, 2023

Buy It

How Much Turkey per Person? Use This Rule of Thumb.
This is really easy to remember.
Nov 1, 2023
Everything You Need to Know About Buying a Turkey
You have turkey questions, and we have answers.
Sep 12, 2019
The Art of the Free Thanksgiving Turkey
Because of my mom, I used to think turkeys were like toothbrushes, pens, and matches.
Nov 6, 2017
I Ordered 4 Turkeys Online and This Was My Favorite
Let's talk turkey. You can order a bunch of Thanksgiving birds on the internet. Find out if they're worth the extra effort and the price tag.
May 1, 2019

Thaw It

All the Wrong Ways to Thaw a Turkey
In life, we are occasionally presented with some tough choices. Choices that have a clear right and a clear wrong — but those options can start to get a little fuzzy if you look at them for too long. Yes, under certain circumstances, with a certain amount of stress and a certain amount of not-very-logical thinking, that wrong choice can start to look very (very) right. For instance, your turkey is frozen solid.
Oct 31, 2023
The Best Day to Start Thawing Your Turkey
Three words: Thaw. The. Turkey.
Nov 14, 2023
Is the Turkey Thawed Yet? A Short Guide
There are two ways to determine whether your turkey is completely thawed or not, and a few tips to follow if you find you have a slightly frozen turkey come Thursday.
May 1, 2019
What to Do If Your Turkey Is Still Frozen
Here's what you can do about it, whether you have a few hours to spare or absolutely no time at all.
Nov 17, 2023

Brine It

How To Brine a Turkey
Your ticket to a juicy, full-flavored turkey.
Nov 15, 2023
How To Dry-Brine a Turkey
Brining will help you cook the most succulent turkey you've ever had — and the smartest, easiest way to do it is with a dry brine.
Nov 15, 2023
The Best Day to Start Brining Your Turkey
Now that we're a couple days out from Thanksgiving, it is time to get started.
Nov 21, 2017
The Smartest Place to Brine that Big Bird
When I was at the grocery store last week, I noticed the meat department was selling plastic buckets for turkey brining that looked like the ones sold at hardware stores. They were probably about five gallons in size and two feet tall. How in the world would you fit that in your refrigerator? Unless you’re lucky enough to have a second refrigerator, the only way a bucket large enough to brine a turkey would fit in the fridge is if a lot of the shelves were removed.
Nov 17, 2014