When cooking two different meats in the oven that require two different temperatures, how do I adjust the recipes? For instance, if I cook a small turkey breast and a 7-pound ham, at what temperature would I roast them? —N.M., Parkersburg, West Virginia
Adjusting oven temperatures for roasting meats is not an exact science. All meats and poultry can be safely roasted at 325° or 350°. It is not recommended that any meat or poultry be roasted below 325°. Depending on the total roasting time for each meat, you may need to start one before the other, so they are cooked at the same time. Rely on the package directions for minutes per pound for each meat and continue to use a meat thermometer to determine the doneness.