It’s time to prep your turkey: How to prepare your Thanksgiving turkey for roasting

Bill Leff and Wendy Snyder

This Oct. 12, 2015, photo shows a roasted Thanksgiving turkey in Concord, N.H. Regardless of how you cook the turkey, experts say to make sure you let it sit, undisturbed, on a cutting board or platter for at least 30 minutes before carving. This allows the bird to finish cooking more gently and reabsorb all of its juices, producing moist meat. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)

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For more than 37 years, millions of Thanksgiving cooks have reached out to Butterball® Turkey Talk-Line® experts for tried and true holiday meal prep tips and advice. Nicole Johnson is the Co-Director for the Butterball Turkey Talk-Line. She joins Wendy Snyder and Dane Neal over the phone to talk about the best ways to thaw, stuff, prepare, cook and carve your turkey for Thanksgiving. She also gives listeners advice on how to buy the right size turkey for any sized gathering and convenient ways to save on their holiday meal.

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