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Turkey troubles? There’s an app for that

Updated: November 15, 2012 8:36PM

This Thanksgiving Day, 47 million turkeys, amounting to 736 million pounds of turkey, will be eaten, according to the non-profit Partnership for Food Safety Education. HoneyBaked Hams has estimated that the company annually sells 50 times more hams for Thanksgiving than it does during an average week (and even more leading up to Christmas).

A go-to resource for many a home cook, Butterball is once again sharing expert advice this year, including where to find savings and holiday recipes. There also are new ways to access help, via,, and

But you can still chat live with a turkey expert on, as well as the trusty hotline, (800)-BUTTERBALL. In addition, the company has a new smartphone/tablet app, Butterball Cookbook Plus ($4.99 in your app store).

“This year it’s all about sharing the best turkey advice before Thanksgiving Day, delivering tips early and often,” said Mary Clingman, director of the Butterball Turkey Talk-Line. “So we’re sharing tried-and-true tips that help cooks prepare in advance via our new Butterball Cookbook Plus app, a special Golden Thursday Facebook deal the week before Thanksgiving, and real-time responses to questions via live chat (on the website).”

Gannett News Service

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