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To Cook a Turkey Safely, Do Not Begin by Thawing It in the Bathtub

Real life turkey tales and cooking tips

  • How big a bird to buy: If you want ample leftovers, figure on about 1 1/2 pounds per person. Otherwise, plan for a pound per person.

  • Handy guide: Unsure how long to roast that 25-pound bird? Or how big a bird you'll need to serve the 10 hungry people coming to your home for dinner? Use this handy calculator from Butterball that you can personalize with your own info to figure out how big a bird to buy and how long to thaw and cook it.

Candy Sagon writes about health and nutrition for the Bulletin.

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