Have a cooking question? Call a hotline.
* Duncan Hines has baking experts standing by at 1-800-DH-MOIST. This year-round hotline, open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, can supply baking tips and recipes.
* Baking questions can also be answered by the Land O' Lakes holiday hotline, staffed with six home economists. It's open now through Dec. 22, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m; 1-800-782-9606.
* Fleischmann's Yeast Baker's Hotline has bread baking information; 1-800-227-6202. Weekdays, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
* Food safety questions can be answered by calling the U.S. Department of Agriculture Meat and Poultry Hotline 1-800-535-4555. Weekdays, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.