Local cooking tipline up and running for Thanksgiving

Local cooking tipline up and running for Thanksgiving »Play Video

ROSEBURG, Ore. -- Some local volunteers are dedicating some time to make sure your holiday dinner not only tastes great, but is also safe.

The OSU Extension Service has it's 'Holiday Hotline' up and running, and officials say they can answer questions about anything related to cooking the Thanksgiving turkey, or anything else for that matter.

Volunteers started manning the phones at the Extension Service Office on Monday, and will run through Friday, as well as Monday through Wednesday of next week.

The lines are open from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm each day.

"We're volunteers for those people calling in asking questions about a variety of things, How do I cook my turkey? How do I cook grandma's cookie recipe?' Safety questions," said Barbara Robinson, one of the volunteers.

The line is open to anyone, and although the line is advertised locally, people call from all over. "(It's) an Oregon hotline, but we actually get calls from all over the United States. They go online, they Google and they find our number, and they track us down," said Robinson.

This is the second year the holiday hotline has been operating.

The number for the tipline is 1-800-354-7319, so if you need advice on cooking your turkey and stuffing safely, be sure to give them a call.