Monthly Archives: November 2013

Eat Like a Turketarian Year Round, Not Just at Thanksgiving

Have you ever thought about adding turkey to your outdoor cooking menu for cookouts, tailgating and other events? If you haven’t, why not? Turkey isn’t just for the holidays; it’s really a great protein for year ‘round grilling. Why not become a Turketarian Grillmaster all year ‘round? If you are one of the 83% of […]

Savor the Leftovers! Serve up a Different Take on the Turkey Sandwich

One of my most favorite parts about this time of year, other than gathering with family and that extremely crisp and cozy feeling in the air, is enjoying Thanksgiving leftovers. It’s, in a sense, a way to extend the holiday by continuing to enjoy the delicious food that you spent such quality time preparing. It’s […]

Happy Thanksgiving! Today Everyone is a Turketarian

The day has finally arrived…Happy Thanksgiving! Today, everyone – I mean everyone – is a Turketarian. Men, women, and children of all ages love turkey and the tradition of Thanksgiving. If there is one thing that I have learned after working at the Butterball Turkey Talk-Line over the past 12 years, it’s that Thanksgiving is […]

24 Hour Countdown: Top Tips For A Successful Thanksgiving Meal

I have been hosting Thanksgiving on and off for years now, but the last 24 hours before guests arrive is when you know all mayhem can break loose! But no worries, or should I say, no need to fear – Butterball is here! Remember we are in this together and we’re always available to answer […]

Pinterest-Worthy Table Decorations: Easy Crafts and Ideas

One of the best parts about Thanksgiving is getting your home holiday-ready. There’s a festive and warm feeling that wraps you up when you walk into someone’s cozy home. The smell in the air whether it be from a candle burning, bubbling cider, or a turkey in the oven. The colors that catch your eye […]

Modern Family: How to Share Responsibilities Between Family Members

Stop. Right now. And imagine how you’re going to feel after all the Thanksgiving Day festivities are over. The guests are gone. The kitchen is cleaned. The trash is outside. And leftovers are neatly waiting in the refrigerator. Are you exhausted, worn out and simply can’t wait for your head to hit the pillow because […]

The New Thanksgiving Table: Welcome the First Male Talk-Line Expert

I’ve been on the Turkey Talk-Line for more than twenty years, and I’m so excited that this year we have men joining our staff! Approximately one in four callers to the Talk-Line are men, so it’s clear that men are taking on more responsibilities in the kitchen than ever before – and what better time […]

Deep Fry, Grill, Roast or Smoke?

For years I watched my grandmother, mother and then my wife stress over Thanksgiving dinner.  It appeared that no matter how much help there was it didn’t really take away the stress of cooking such a large meal.  It seems that no matter how much oven space you have, it isn’t enough. A few years […]

Men Tell All: My First Butterball University

I have a new diploma to hang on my wall. And I couldn’t be prouder. It’s from Butterball University. And it’s my proof that I’ve completed the rigorous training all Turkey Talk-Line experts receive before they jump in answering questions at the Talk-Line. To top it all off, I was in the inaugural class of […]

One Week to Thanksgiving: Start Thawing!

As the official Thanksgiving first responders, on alert to aid cooks, we get thousands of last-minute panic-stricken calls to the Talk-Line. A lot of Thanksgiving cooks are juggling a full plate of activities—jobs, family tasks and kid transport. Before they know it, the countdown to Thanksgiving is upon them. Here are the top tips to […]