10 Thanksgiving Turkey Horror Stories

Ever burned your bird beyond recognition? Or forgot to remove the plastic-wrapped giblets before roasting? You're not alone. Our brave home cooks share their funniest — and most tragic — turkey tales.
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    Fail #10: Not Testing Your Oven

    "Many years ago I was roasting my turkey in the oven as I always did, but I failed to realize that the bottom burners had stopped working. The turkey came out looking perfect and the timer button had popped out too. As soon as it came time to carve it, I realized that everything below the top was raw!"
    -Sharon Donelow

    Our Tip: Test your oven by doing a dry run and roasting a chicken a few weeks before.

    Photo by turoczy

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