Need help for Thanksgiving? There's lots of advice out there for everyone hosting their first Thanksgiving, or even old hands wondering how to rev up their traditional feast. Some options:

Lynne Rossetto Kasper: Tune in to "Turkey Confidential," the annual Thanksgiving Day broadcast — live, coast-to-coast — of "The Splendid Table." From their studio at Minnesota Public Radio in St. Paul, Kasper and guests Nigella Lawson, Jacques Pepin and Andrew Zimmern will discuss all things Thanksgiving dinner. Kasper will field "turkey triage" calls and e-mails from listeners (call at 1-800-537-5252 or send a message via Twitter, @SplendidTable). 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., KNOW, 91.1 FM and streamed live at

Butterball Turkey Talk-Line: 1-800-288-8372, or visit for videos, tips and recipes.

Crisco Pie & Baking Hotline: 1-877-367-7438, with tips available 24 hours a day. For all sorts of recipes and advice, visit and type "Thanksgiving" in the search field.

Martha Stewart: Herself comes through, of course, with info at holidays.

Sara Lee Pie Hotline: Yes, the maker of ready-made pies is here to help with everyone's homemade efforts. 1-888-914-1247 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thanksgiving Day. Or tweet @SaraLeeDesserts using #PerfectPie.

USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline: For questions about food safety, call 1-888-674-6854, or visit and click on "Ask Karen."

Star Tribune Taste: See our videos on how to carve a turkey, how to make a pie crust, and how to make a pumpkin roulade or biscuits at

Kim Ode