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Need Turkey Triage? Turkey Confidential Is Here To Help

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Keep calm and make Thanksgiving. Join us live for a live call-in show as Lynne Rossetto Kasper and her turkey task force help turn your Thanksgiving around.

Live from 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. MST, Lynne will be joined by Marcus Samuelsson, Rick Bayless, Ina Garten and Peter Sagal. To be part of the show, call (800) 537-5252.

Still need some recipes?

Or you can just follow Sam Sifton's advice: forget innovation, be conservative. If you're pressed for time and want to keep it simple (silly), you can get on board with Mark Bittman's minimalist Thanksgiving (menu & recipes included).

Our advice? Just relax and have some pie.

Happy Thanksgiving.

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