The Ultimate Guide of Thanksgiving Tips and Tricks

written by Julie Cohn

It’s almost turkey day!  Whether you are cooking Thanksgiving for the first time, or you are an old pro, it’s time to get your game face on and get down to business.  Here is the The ultimate guide Of Thanksgiving tips and tricks to make Thanksgiving dinner a success!

Thanksgiving Tips and Tricks

A Few Tips:

Getting Your Bird Ready for the Big Day

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A Few Tricks:  

  • Clean out your pantry a few days before Thanksgiving so you can grab things easily on the big day.
  • Clean your oven a few days before Thanksgiving.
  • Pull your serving dishes out the night before, so you know which foods are going in what dish.
  •  Designate someone to say grace in advance, so they can gather their thoughts.
  •  Make a few dishes in the crock pot, just in case the oven or microwave dies.
  •  Don’t do the dishes the moment everyone is done eating. Savor the moment with family and friends.  The dishes can wait.

A Few Recipes:

Make Ahead Turkey Gravy

Make Ahead Turkey Gravy


Brandied Cranberry Sauce

Brandied Cranberry Sauce

Praline Crunch Egg Nog Sweet Potatoes

Praline Crunch Egg Nog Sweet Potatoes

Cheesy Green Bean Casserole

Cheesy Green Bean Casserole

Chocolate Chip Toffee Pumpkin Bars

Chocolate Chip Toffee Pumpkin Bars

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Tammi @ My Organized Chaos 11/19/2014 at 11:49 am

Great tips! I need to remember to take out dishes etc before the event so that I’m not running around all mad-like trying to find something!

Andrea Kruse 11/19/2014 at 12:05 pm

Great tips! I always like to plan out what time everything needs to go in and list what still needs to be done the day of. I also try to make anything and everything I can the day ahead.

Raijean 11/19/2014 at 12:42 pm

Great tips, I’m going to work on getting started early this year.

Ashley S 11/19/2014 at 12:56 pm

Ooooo those toffee pumpkin bars sound amazing! Thanks for sharing.


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