Thanksgiving Cooking Nightmares, and How to Avoid Them

Get these expert tips to prevent your worst Thanksgiving disasters in the kitchen this year! (15 Photos)

Kristen Aiken on Nov 14, 2012 at 11:39AM

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Thanksgiving Cooking Nightmares, and How to Avoid Them

Courtesy of Paula Deen

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Solution: Cook Stuffing Separately

"The safest way to cook stuffing is to cook it thoroughly in a separate pan, not in the bird. Stuffing needs to be heated quickly to a minimum temperature of 160 degrees Fahrenheit, and if it's in the bird, that means that the bird itself will be much hotter, and therefore overcooked and dry."

—Harold McGee

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