Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images

Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images

FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – Butterball’s hotline (1-800-BUTTERBALL) is in 24 hour operation now — and so is the website.

You can chat live with a butterball expert to get your questions answered – or use their cool calculator to figure out how many pounds of turkey you need.

Simply input the number of kids and adults you are planning to serve and whether you want leftovers, and you will instantly get an answer.

Betty Crocker is standing by online as well to answer any and all baking questions.

You can submit your own or read the answers to questions submitted by others.

Finally, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s website  will tell you how to safely thaw, clean, cook and store a turkey. The site also features videos that will walk you through step by step.

Happy cooking and Happy Thanksgiving!