13 Life Saving Thanksgiving Cook Hacks You Need To Try This Year

We're here to save Thanksgiving! You can thank us later!

  1. 1

    Put the cookbooks away

    If you're following recipes this Thanksgiving, print them out and tape them to your cabinets to save counter space.

  2. 2

    Don't waste time washing and peeling potatoes

    Use a dishwasher to wash your potatoes and peel them with your hands when they come out soft and clean.

  3. 3

    A little baking powder for fluffier mashed potatoes

    One small ingredient makes all the difference!

  4. 4

    Cook your turkey in a slow cooker

    Your oven is going to be very busy. Save space and time by using other appliances in your kitchen to get the job done.

  5. 5

    Use the microwave

    You can make cranberry sauce, creamy casseroles and even dessert all in the microwave!

  6. 6

    Get rid of your lumpy gravy with a food processor

    Simple as that!

  7. 7

    Keep your gravy warm with a thermos


  8. 8

    Make your pie dough way in advance and freeze it

    This will save you a lot of prep and cleaning time!

  9. 9

    Crimp pie with corkscrew

    If you have a spare corkscrew that you don't mind getting a big dirty, use it to crimp your pie that will look like it's straight from the bakery!

  10. 10

    Make a no-bake dessert

    Save yourself some oven time by making some delicious non-bake treats!

  11. 11

    No Cheesecloth? Use bacon!

    Usually a cheesecloth is soaked in butter to keep the turkey breast moist. Instead, weave a bacon lattice and lay it on the turkey as it roasts.

  12. 12

    Use chicken broth to save a dried out turkey

    Succulent and delicious!

  13. 13

    Chop your veggies ahead of time.

    Because every minute counts!

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