The holiday season promises good food, loads of family time, as well as the stress of several families hanging out at home in a confined space while you're often in the kitchen trying to make a magical meal. Use these recipes to minimize your stress. Remember that you can only do so much. Knowing things won’t be perfect is important. Make a plan with your spouse. Write down a couple of goals to keep in mind when arguments occur, tears are shed or resentment rears its ugly head. The goal is to create lasting family memories, work together towards it while also accepting that some things just won't go as planned. A team effort means the burden is off of you to make holiday gatherings perfect and you've got an ally in your corner.
If you’ve been my guest, you know my style of cooking is no-cooking cooking, literally 2-3 ingredients, minimal prep, minimal clean up and maximum color and flavor. That leaves a lot of time to host friends and family.
If group cooking interests your family, these fool-proof recipes are also easy for guests and all to join in the fun.