Thousands of families in Central New York and beyond turn to the folks at Butterball for help in the kitchen around the holidays. The Butterball Turkey Hotline is up and running for 2018--and better than ever.

Now Butterball has teamed up with Amazon Echo, so you can use the virtual butler on your digital device to help with the process. All you need to say is "Alexa, ask Butterball." That new feature goes along with the email or text options Butterball has added in recent years. What's next? The ability to hire the Butterball experts to come right to your house at Thanksgiving?

In any case, here's everything you need to know to get holiday help from Butterball:

1-800-BUTTERBALL (800-288-8372). Do yourself a favor and save the number now.

Years ago Butterball says men only carved the turkey. Today about 42% of men cook the turkey too. So Butterball has added men to talk them down from their turkey situation. They say there are no crises they can't handle at the Butterball TurkeyTalk-Line.

Happy holidays. And, in case you're seeking more tips for a great Thanksgiving: