Christmas and Winter Holiday Cooking

Look below for cooking tips for Christmas dinners, Thanksgiving and more. Roast turkey, lamb, beef, turducken.

Cooking for big groups during the holidays

Food safety and holiday cooking tips for large groups, buffet-style meals and dinners.

Turkey Roasting Tips

Turkey recipes and preparation guide for Christmas or Thanksgiving Dinner.

How to choose a Turkey

Food labeling and buying a Christmas turkey.

Alternative Meats for the Holidays

Meat cooking instructions for holiday meals. Includes christmas ham, veal, lamb, beef and game meats.

Cooking a Turdeucken

Tips for roasting this holiday favorite- a recipe of turkey, duck and chicken.

Cooking Times and Temperatures

Holiday cooking chart for beef, lamb, pork, turkey and more. Cook safely this Christmas!

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