Best Holiday Hacks from Chefs and Celebrities

by Alli
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Did Thanksgiving sneak up on you? And is Christmas really right around the bend? Thankfully, I’ve got the best holiday hacks from chefs and celebrities that will help you keep your cool. If you’re cooking a turkey for the first time, remember it usually had giblets in both ends. Be sure and remove the giblets.
It’s crazy to think that Thanksgiving and Christmas are right around the corner — where did the time go?! It’s time to start thinking about which family recipes you’ll make, what your table centerpiece will look like, how to keep all of your guests entertained, find time to go grocery shopping… so just a few items on the to-do list.
If you’re already feeling stressed before the turkey even goes in the oven, don’t worry! Our friends from gathered the best holiday hacks from iconic chefs and celebrities to make sure your dinner gets on the table faster, easier and tastier. Bon appetite!

Best Holiday Hacks from Chefs & Celebrities

I don’t know about you but some of my favorite chefs are Bobby Flay and Gordon Ramsey. I’m amazed at how many chefs Bobby Flay takes down on Beat Bobby Flay. On the other hand, Gordon Ramsey is in a class by himself and I can’t get enough of MasterChef. His food is drool-worthy for sure.

Gordon advises getting a good night’s sleep and to delegate tasks to others. That’s the part I have a hard time with. I usually cook the entire meal myself so I need to learn to share the load.

Holiday Hacks
Whether you’re cooking yourself or headed “over the river and through the woods to grandmother’s house,” I hope these best holiday hacks will help you make wonderful holiday foods and memories.

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Jeanette November 16, 2018 - 10:34 am

I am hosting Thanksgiving this year so I am definitely going to be using a lot of these tips. I mean you can’t do better than getting text from the professionals right?!

candy November 16, 2018 - 10:57 am

I love watching all these chefs on tv. Love all these hacks they have shared and you have shared.

Amber Myers November 16, 2018 - 2:27 pm

These are some great hacks. I will keep them in mind during the holidays for sure. Anything to make my life easier is a plus.

Ashley November 16, 2018 - 6:15 pm

I’m going to save these for later. These are all great!

Denay DeGuzman November 16, 2018 - 7:09 pm

What great tips from the pros! I like the idea of assigning side dishes to others, and labeling platters and serving dishes ahead of time.

Tomi C November 16, 2018 - 7:51 pm

Thanksgiving Dinner is at my house this year and I will definitely put some of these hacks to use. Anything to make it easier

[email protected] November 16, 2018 - 8:28 pm

These are some really cool hacks! I love the idea of roasting potatoes right under the turkey and catch all the drippings. I might try it this year!

Gervin Khan November 16, 2018 - 9:23 pm

Wow, these are great hacks and this year I am hosting our Thanksgiving and I think I will follow some of these in my Thanksgiving preparations.

Shannon Gurnee November 17, 2018 - 12:20 am

These look like some great holiday hacks! I love the tips offered by these favorite celebrities and looks like a great site.

Cheryl November 17, 2018 - 10:55 am

Love these hacks!!! I’ll be trying Giada’s tips to help set up.

Jenn November 17, 2018 - 1:47 pm

These are great suggestions. I tend to stress over the holidays, so I can use all the tips I can get.

Kita Bryant November 17, 2018 - 2:49 pm

I don’t know why getting hacks from professionals make them seem so much more credible. That being said, it means it’s okay for me to buy the store bought pie crust and not feel guilty. Happy Thanksgiving!

Nancy at Whispered Inspirations November 17, 2018 - 10:51 pm

I take a page out of Kristen Bell’s book. If I use store bought, I always plate them to be more festive.

ricci November 19, 2018 - 1:37 am

Kristin Bell is my spirit animal! LOL!! I love her “buying store bought and then plating on your plates” hack. Genius!

Kendra November 19, 2018 - 1:21 pm

I’m hosting Thanksgiving dinner this year and I definitely can use some tips. Thank you so much for sharing these tips!

Angie November 21, 2018 - 7:59 pm

These are fantastic hacks! I love Turkey made in an oven safe bag-it’s soooo delicious.

Tabitha Blue November 21, 2018 - 8:14 pm

Love the pro tips and hacks!!!! Perfect to read for Thanksgiving tomorrow. 🙂

Jenn Mitchell November 22, 2018 - 11:10 am

These hacks are so very great. I can always use something to make my time that much more organized.


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