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Make sure roast is properly cooked

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The only foolproof way to know when a roast is cooked is to check its internal temperature by inserting an instant-read thermometer into the center of the meat, and with poultry, into the thigh and breast.

The Food Network Kitchens recommends always letting roasts rest at room temperature, for at least 10 minutes or up to a half an hour, before carving. To avoid overcooking, remember that roasts continue to cook after they come from the oven, by as much as 10 to 15 degrees.