Don’t Panic! Here’s How to Solve Some Common Thanksgiving Problems

When things go wrong, of course your first inclination is to go into a string of oh-no-oh-no-oh-no‘s. But you don’t need to surrender to the powers that be or go down with the ship: It’ll all be okay because we say so have the answers to your common Thanksgiving problems. Just call us Team Damage Control.

And, if you have any other Thanksgiving questions, we’re going to be extra diligent about manning the Hotline next week, answering your queries in 10 minutes or less. (Plus, rumor has it that we’re have some some very special experts on call, too.)

General Help

7 Common Kitchen Disasters -- And How to Avoid Them

7 Common Kitchen Disasters — And How to Avoid Them

by Sodium Girl

5 Thanksgiving Disasters and How to Fix Them

5 Thanksgiving Disasters and How to Fix Them

by Marian Bull

Our Guide to Making Thanksgiving Dishes Work for All Dietary Restrictions

Our Guide to Making Thanksgiving Dishes Work for All Dietary Restrictions by Sodium Girl

The turkey

Kitchen Rescue: How to Fix Overcooked or Undercooked Meat

Kitchen Rescue: How to Fix Overcooked or Undercooked Meat by Catherine Lamb

No Matter What You Do, Your Turkey Will Be Just Fine

No Matter What You Do, Your Turkey Will Be Just Fine by Josh Cohen

The Essential Numbers: A Guide to Times and Temps for Cooking Your Bird

The Essential Numbers: A Guide to Times and Temps for Cooking Your Bird by Lindsay-Jean Hard

How to Carve Your Turkey Like a Pro

How to Carve Your Turkey Like a Pro by Lindsay-Jean Hard

Top Turkey Conundrums

Top Turkey Conundrums by Elana Carlson

How to Deal if You Forgot to Thaw the Turkey

How to Deal if You Forgot to Thaw the Turkey by Elana Carlson

The sides

Kitchen Rescue: How to Fix Bad Salad Dressing

Kitchen Rescue: How to Fix Bad Salad Dressing by Catherine Lamb

Solutions for Stuffing Slip-Ups

Solutions for Stuffing Slip-Ups by Elana Carlson

Mashed Potato Strategies

Mashed Potato Strategies by Elana Carlson

How to Break Down a Butternut Squash

How to Break Down a Butternut Squash by Marian Bull

How to Save an Overly Salty or Spicy Dish

How to Save an Overly Salty or Spicy Dish by Catherine Lamb

The sauces

Andrew Knowlton's Gravy Tips

Andrew Knowlton’s Gravy Tips by Andrew Knowlton

6 Anything-But-Bland Substitutes for Broth (& How to Use Them)

6 Anything-But-Bland Substitutes for Broth (& How to Use Them) by Sodium Girl

How to Make a Roux

How to Make a Roux by Amelia Vottero

dessert

Video: How to Make Pie Crust

Video: How to Make Pie Crust by Sarah Jampel

Kitchen Rescue: How to Fix 10 Common Pie Problems

Kitchen Rescue: How to Fix 10 Common Pie Problems by Catherine Lamb

Hacking a Tart Pan

Hacking a Tart Pan

by Kristy Mucci

How to Make Whipped Cream Ahead (Yes, You Can)

How to Make Whipped Cream Ahead (Yes, You Can)

by Alice Medrich

How to Make Your Baking Recipe Fit Your Pan Size

How to Make Your Baking Recipe Fit Your Pan Size by Alice Medrich

Have a Thanksgiving troubleshooting question? Let us know in the comments!

This article was written by Riddley Gemperlein-Schirm from Food52 and was legally licensed through the NewsCred publisher network.

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