The Butterball Turkey Talk-Line is now open throughout December, with trained professionals ready to help you prepare the perfect holiday turkey.

Butterball operates their Turkey Talk-Line at 1-800-BUTTERBALL (1-800-288-8372). You can call them throughout November and December. The Butterball Turkey Talk-Line employs more than 50 professionally trained, college-educated home economists and nutritionists, who respond to more than 100,000 questions each year. They've answered calls regarding how to cook for a whole firehouse, how to impress the in-laws, and how to serve international students their first American Thanksgiving dinner.

The USDA also has a hotline for meat and poultry that's available to help. You can call them at 1-800-535-4555 anytime to hear recorded messages. The hotline is open on Thanksgiving Day from 8 am - 2 pm. Happy cooking!