'Chopped' Judges Dish Out the Tips for Doing Thanksgiving Right

Alex Guarnaschelli, Amanda Freitag, and Geoffrey Zakarian take viewer questions on turkey, sides, and dessert.
2:29 | 11/26/15

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much, we will be talking about shopping all morning long and sort of the days, Dan, I'm thinking of black Friday and siberiaer Monday are gone. Here we go. Here we go. Indeed. Let's just try to keep our priorities trait because before you go shopping you got to make sure Thanksgiving is done right which means it's time to talk Turkey with our Thanksgiving dream team of food network chefs all judges of the hit show "Chopped." Alex guarnaschelli, Geoffrey Zakarian and Amanda Freitag. Give yourself a big round of applause. Inside we have questions from viewers, let's start with you, Ms. Guarnaschelli, you're doing Turkey. The question. I'm always afraid to undercook the Turkey and don't have a thermometer. How long should I cook a 14-pound Turkey. The answer is. I count about 12 minutes per pound which means you should go for maybe 2, 2 1/2 hours and then pull away that thigh and just watch for those juices to run clear. The thigh is the thickest part of real estate on the Turkey. Once that's cooked, take it out. Make your gravy and have a glass of wine. I always say that, the thigh is the thickest part of real estate. Before we talk sides and desserts, let me get one more Turkey question. No, this is really good. Why is my Turkey dry? Help? You know what, I'm going to cut you off there. This is a bit of a tease. We'll get back to that answer a little later because we got to get it out to ginger who at the Macy's Thanksgiving day parade and got another look at the forecast. Hey, ginger. Hey there, Dan. I've got the leaves behind me, the stars of the beginning of the trade. You shake it a little when you're aleaf. Yeah, you do. Flash flood watches that extend from Texas up to Illinois and the rain, locally up to 8 inches could fall so be very careful especially Friday into Saturday. All right. Let's get to the mild cities brought to you by Macy's. Cindy: Happy Thanksgiving, we are waking up to cloud cover and 43 degrees in Boston with a

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