Secret Weapons for Holiday Cooking

The pressure is on! Santa Claus is not only coming to town, but so are mom, dad, grandma, grandpa, multiple cousins, spouses and their children! While it’s no surprise that holiday cooking and entertaining can be stressful, a little planning…and some secret weapons…can save a lot of time in the kitchen.

The National Frozen & Refrigerated Foods Association (NFRA) recommends you shop early, keep your fridge and freezer stocked full, and check out these easy to make holiday appetizers, entrées and desserts at

The frozen aisle of your local grocery store can be your holiday secret weapon – full of delicious ready to eat snacks, breakfast items, entrées, desserts and quality ingredients to make preparations easier, less stressful, and more enjoyable for holiday events, family gatherings and unexpected guests.

Top Holiday Tips:

  • Cut yourself a break! Cheat a little…you don’t have to make everything from scratch. Spend less time in the kitchen and more time with family and friends…and don’t feel guilty about it!
  • Shop early and keep your fridge and freezer stocked – ready for busy holiday nights and unexpected guests. Eliminate those last minute frantic runs to the grocery store. Frozen foods are always ready when you are!
  • Supplement your holiday cooking with quality foods from the coolest aisle in the store…then just add a few homemade touches. Chef Ceci Carmichael shares her Simple and Elegant Appetizers for the Holidays, featuring delicious Southern Chicken and Waffle Bites.

Over this holiday season, embrace the benefits of the freezer aisle where you will find real food (just frozen!), nutrient-rich fruits and vegetables (no chemical preservatives), perfectly portioned meals and snacks (no waste) and natural and organic selections for every dietary need.

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