The 7 Deadly Sins of Holiday Cooking

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Cooking for a crowd, especially for a big holiday, can be straight up stressful. Even if you enjoy every minute of it, there are so many things you need to make sure go right that it’s easy to overlook something. Your guests probably won’t care if your whipped cream for the pumpkin pie melts a little, but they will notice if one of these seven things happen!

Our friends over at MyRecipes have put together a great list of seven things that often go wrong when you find yourself doing holiday cooking. Think of it as the “Top 7 things to not screw up” list. It doesn’t have as pretty of ring to it, but essentially, it’s a list of 7 things that your guests will forever remember and no one wants to hear the story year after year about how Aunt Lynda burned the dinner rolls!

They start like this:

1. Not thawing the turkey in time
2. Not buying enough turkey
3. Not using a meat thermometer

• You can read the full list of 7 deadly sins over at MyRecipes, along with some tips to avoid these common mistakes.

In my own home I always struggle to get things like vegetables on the table and served warm; it seems I’m always busy doing something else at the time. What is your biggest fear? Do you have a holiday memory where something went terribly wrong? Let us know below!

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