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When cooking turkey, timing is everything

The main challenge to cooking Thanksgiving dinner is

The main challenge to cooking Thanksgiving dinner is not the actual cooking, it's the timing. The sheer number of dishes, coupled with a bird that takes anywhere from 21/2 to 5 hours to cook, can give angst to even the most confident cook. (Credit: iStock)

Erica Marcus

Erica Marcus (face disguised) is Newsday's food writer. Erica Marcus

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