Tag Archives: Butterball Talk-Line

Ever Wonder What People Ask the Talk-Line Experts?

This morning, Carol Miller, who has been answering phones at the Butterball Talk-Line for 25 years,  said to me, “Do you want to hear a cute story?” Yes, I said, because I am all about cute stories. Especially when they involve turkey. A man called the Turkey Talk-Line today from New York City, to ask […]

The View from Here

Ever wonder what the Butterball Turkey Talk-Line looks like? The Talk-Line experts are serious about making you feel welcome; they are kind and generous and happy to help. And they know more about how to cook a turkey than you would ever imagine possible. Go ahead, ask them a question. You can’t stump them. I […]

Make This a Mad Men Thanksgiving

The hardest part of hosting a holiday meal isn’t the menu or the seating — most often, it’s deciding what to wear. How do you strike a perfect balance between festive and comfortable? This year, take a tip from Mad Men’s Betty Draper and opt for a great dress. Not so long ago, dresses were […]

Apple Cranberry Streusel Pie

Apple Cranberry Streusel Pie is so much better than a simple apple pie. The cranberries add so much flavor and bright, festive color to the pie. Plus, it’s super easy to make, which means you can spend more time on your turkey and side dishes. Not to mention, socializing with all your dinner guests! This […]

Allergen Free Thanksgiving

Odds are if you host a gathering for Thanksgiving that one or more people will have some dietary restrictions.  It could be an allergy, keeping kosher, being vegetarian, or diabetic.  I am here to tell you that making small accommodations are easy, not to mention thoughtful at this time of year. Last year when I […]

Getting the Most Bang for Your Cluck. (Gobble?)

We have a saying in our family, “If you’re not eating turkey a week after Thanksgiving with at least 10 more pounds in the freezer, you didn’t do Thanksgiving properly.” Rarely do we ever polish off more than a breast and a leg during Thanksgiving dinner, maybe because most of us have spent the day […]

How-To Guide to Deep Frying Turkey

One of the things I love about roasting a turkey is how simple it is; the other thing is how little mess it makes. So when Butterball asked me to fry a turkey, I said sure, why not! But I have to admit that I was nervous about the whole process, because if anything was […]