To be honest, I have never cooked a full turkey. I've cooked a turducken, ONCE, which is a chicken stuffed in a duck, stuffed in a turkey. It's oven-baked for hours on a low temperature. It took forever and STILL wasn't done, we ended up microwaving it!!!!
If it's your first time to cook a turkey, I'm rooting for you and thought Taste of Home could help with the process. Here's their easy steps to take in Turkey Preparation, GOOD LUCK!