Send Your Questions to the Thanksgiving Hotline!

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Registered: 11-18-2008
Send Your Questions to the Thanksgiving Hotline!
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Mon, 10-18-2010 - 12:55pm

It's time to start thinking about Thanksgiving dinner! Alex Guarnaschelli, expert chef and host of the Food Network show "Alex's Day Off," is here to answer your burning questions (including

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iVillage Member
Registered: 10-13-2010
Mon, 10-18-2010 - 3:34pm

I've heard a lot of mixed messages on trussing and stuffing the bird. Is it necessary to truss the turkey? Or what about the stuffing? Is it safe to stuff the bird?

iVillage Member
Registered: 10-19-2010
Tue, 10-19-2010 - 6:44pm

I'd like to try my hand at making a pumpkin pie from scratch, but I don't have the first clue how to go about baking and preparing a pumpkin. Do I include the "pulp" but take out the seeds? How do I get it to be creamy and smooth like the canned filling?

iVillage Member
Registered: 10-19-2010
Tue, 10-19-2010 - 7:56pm

I have a family member who has recently

iVillage Member
Registered: 10-19-2010
Tue, 10-19-2010 - 9:13pm

I am looking for a good main dish recipe for our vegetarian Thanksgiving guests.......one that will go well with the other traditional side dishes served at our Thanksgiving meal (cranberry salad, mashed potatoes, butternut squash, dressing).

iVillage Member
Registered: 10-19-2010
Tue, 10-19-2010 - 11:32pm

When i cook my Thanksgiving turkey I always remove the tent and brown the skin.

Community Leader
Registered: 02-27-1999
Thu, 10-21-2010 - 12:14am

Gee, and for all those years I sat here LIVE and ran the "Turkey 911 / Football Widows' Crisis Center," and answered EVERY question, in real time; not just a few, when ya get picked out of the hat.

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iVillage Member
Registered: 10-21-2010
Thu, 10-21-2010 - 9:24am

I love stuffing, but need to keep my recipes gluten-free for others who will be joining us for dinner.

iVillage Member
Registered: 10-09-2010
Tue, 10-26-2010 - 9:10am

I will definitely need a hotline this year as I am hosting my in-laws for Thanksgiving. k_roni's story is funny but for me it's spot on because I have no desire (or time, or energy) whatsoever to cook every last thing from scratch. That said, outside of ordering the whole thing, what can I really get away with by using some store-bought/pre-mixed stuff and what should I focus my effort on?

iVillage Member
Registered: 10-29-2010
Thu, 11-11-2010 - 12:09pm

Hi carpenl,

We've actually got a menu for an entirely gluten-free Thanksgiving, from start to finish! The recipes were provided by the ever-so-popular Gluten-Free Girl. Check it out here!

http://www.ivillage.com/gluten-free-thanksgiving-recipes/3-b-297755

iVillage Member
Registered: 10-29-2010
Thu, 11-18-2010 - 10:23am

Great news, everyone -- Alex has answered all of your questions here!

http://www.ivillage.com/thanksgiving-hotline-alex-guarnaschelli/3-a-297053

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