Avoid the stress of last-minute holiday preparation with these time-saving steps.

Easy Thanksgiving Do-Ahead Tips

Always check the specific recipe, but Thanksgiving recipes in general have plenty of make-ahead possibilities. Little steps taken ahead can really speed up putting a dish together for the big feast.

Start with a plan. Sketch a countdown chart, noting how long each dish takes, what can be made ahead, and what has to be accomplished simultaneously.

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