This Year, Use These 11 Life Hacks On Thanksgiving And Cut Your Cooking Time In Half

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Thanksgiving is a time to be grateful for all the gifts in your life: family, friends, loved ones, a roof above your head, high-speed internet, and Netflix. It’s about sharing with your family, being kind to everyone you greet, and stuffing your face so full of turkey and side dishes that you can’t move for a week.

But all that gratitude and food takes a lot of prep time. This year, save yourself a boatload of trouble and effort by using these 10 I-can’t-believe-I-never-thought-of-that life hacks!

 

1.) Some aluminum foil will keep your pie crust from burning.

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2.) You can wash your potatoes in the dishwasher, as long as you don’t add soap!

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3.) A sprinkle of baking soda will help you get the fluffiest, lightest mashed potatoes you’ve ever made.

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4.) No one wants a dry turkey; keep your bird moist by using an ice pack on it before cooking.

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5.) Put your lemons in the microwave for 15 seconds to get more juice out of them.

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6.) Prepare your veggies in advance!

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7.) You can make potatoes and other sides in advance, too, and keep them warm in a slow cooker.

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8.) Biscuits, cut to order at the perfect size and shape, with a wine glass!

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9.) Use a muffin pan to make perfectly-sized portions of stuffing.

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10.) Microwave your potatoes.

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11.) Make fancy pie crust patterns using different utensils.

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