5 Kitchen Hacks That Will Make Big Meals Easy

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Cooking Thanksgiving dinner for a large group can be stressful. Just thinking about oven space, dietary needs, and cleanup is enough to send even the most seasoned of cooks into a tailspin! Luckily, we are always on the hunt for simple hacks to make your day in the kitchen a little easier. This Thanksgiving, try out these five appliance hacks to make what we are sure is an already great meal even better:

1. Get the Fluffiest Whipped Cream with a Chilled Metal Beater and Bowl

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Are you planning on making a tasty pie this year? Add the fluffiest whipped cream on top with this simple hack: All you have to do is chill your metal mixing bowl and beater ahead of time. You and your guests will be gushing over the whipped cream for weeks afterward. Check out this delicious whipped cream recipe right now!

2. Keep Mashed Potatoes Warm in a Crock Pot

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One of the most sought-after parts of a Thanksgiving meal is the mashed potatoes. Nothing screams "holidays" quite like the comforting warmth of savory and buttery mashed potatoes. Make sure you give the people what they want by keeping your mashed potatoes warm in the crock pot. This is an easy way to regulate the temperature of your dish while making extra room on the stove or in your oven for other goodies. Make sure you try this Slow Cooker Buttermilk White Cheddar Mashed Potato recipe.

3. Create Perfectly Sized Biscuits With a Wine Glass


Everyone loves a flaky biscuit on Thanksgiving Day. Don't skip this dish if you don't have the perfect cookie cutter to make a round biscuit. Grab a wine glass and use it to cut the dough to just the right size. Easy, affordable, and usually within an arm's length on a big cooking day.

4. Make Extra Ice With a Muffin Tin

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There is never enough ice when hosting a gathering at your home. Don't send one of your guests on a run to pick up more ice when you can use a muffin tin to make extra cubes. Large ice cubes are perfect for pitchers or festive cocktails. Try this hack ASAP!

5. Free Up Fridge Space with a Cooler

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When you need to make space for all the delicious food and wine you are going to serve your family and friends, grab your cooler! Store extra dressings, sauces, frozen foods, etc. in the cooler for the day while you cook and prep dinner. Out of sight and out of mind, at least for the day!


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