Four ways cut down on your holiday dinner prep time

Holiday dinner in almost half the time? We almost didn't believe Vijaya when she told us she could make it happen, but sure enough she's wowed us yet again with her amazing kitchen trickery.

Cooking the turkey is generally the most time-consuming aspect of the feast, and she has a few tips to save yourself some serious time - which will come in handy for those of us to always forget to take it out of the freezer ahead of time. 

First, rather than a full turkey, opt for just turkey breast. You'll save a ton of cook-time, without sacrificing any flavour. Second, cook your stuffing outside of the bird. This signifcantly reduces required oven time and we've got the perfect stuffing recipe right here.

We all know you can't have thanksgiving dinner without mashed potatoes, but that doesn't mean you need to break a sweat while making them. Use a stand mixer or hand blender to get the perfect consistency with this deliciously creamy recipe.

Sure, you could do cranberry sauce from a can - it certainly is faster than making your own - but why not whip up your own raw cranberry sauce by simply throwing a few simple ingredients in a blender. It'll be ready before you even find your can opener!

Ultimately, the more time you save in the kitchen, the more opportunities you have to spend time with your family, and all of these tricks and recipes can help get you there. But whatever you do, don't forget about the gravy!