The smell of a turkey roasting and the thoughts of family and friends gathered together in your apartments in Dalton may make you eager for the upcoming holiday season.

Now is the perfect time to brush up on your turkey cooking techniques, as Thanksgiving Day is rapidly approaching!

The scenario of cooking a frozen turkey gets laughs from movie audiences, but nothing will ruin your meal faster. The most important tip is to allow plenty of time for your turkey to thaw. The safest method is to thaw your turkey in the refrigerator for approximately three days.

Your turkey should be roasted in a 350 degree oven. Cooking your bird for 20 minutes per pound for a defrosted turkey or 10-15 minutes for a fresh one will produce great results.

Once your turkey is cooked, remove it from the oven and loosely cover it with foil. Allow it to rest for 15 minutes. This allows the juices to redistribute and ensures that all your work equals a turkey cooking success.

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