| |

Easy Fruit and Caramel Brie

This post may contain affiliate links. Read our disclosure policy.

Today, I am going to share with you some ways to make your holidays stress-free, including a simple fruit and caramel brie recipe.

The holidays are just around the corner. It is the time of the year that is usually filled with parties, gatherings, and dinners – all of which usually include food.

Fruit and Caramel Brie | realmomkitchen.com

If you happen to be the host of one of the many holiday get-togethers, you want to impress your guests but not be stressed.

First off, I have a simple appetizer. I wanted to get one that had Thanksgiving flair, but this really could work for anytime during the holidays. 

I also wanted something that would be quick and easy to make but wanted it to be special too. This fruit and caramel brie would be a great way to start off your Thanksgiving meal.

Begin by removing the rind from the Brie and place the round in a microwave-safe serving bowl.

In another bowl, combine the caramel topping, cranberries, apples and walnuts. Then spread the caramel mixture over the Brie.

Microwave, uncovered, on high for 45-60 seconds or until cheese is heated through and slightly melted. Serve with toasted baguette slices or crackers. 

Fruit and Caramel Brie | realmomkitchen.com

Frequetnly Asked Questions

Do I have to remove the rind from the Brie cheese before baking?
It’s a matter of preference. Some people prefer to leave the rind on, as it becomes soft and edible when baked. For this recipe I chose to remove it.

What can I serve with Easy Fruit and Caramel Brie?
This dish is delicious with slices of baguette, crackers, or even celery and carrot sticks for a contrast in texture.

Can I make this recipe ahead of time and reheat it?
It’s best to serve Fruit and Caramel Brie immediately after baking for the best texture and flavor. Reheating may cause the Brie to become too runny.

Can I customize the toppings for this Brie dish?
Absolutely! You can customize the toppings by adding herbs like rosemary, a drizzle of honey, or a sprinkle of sea salt for a unique flavor profile.

Fruit and Caramel Brie | realmomkitchen.com

Fruit and Caramel Brie

Real Mom Kitchen

No ratings yet
Print Recipe Pin Recipe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 minute
Total Time 6 minutes
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 12 servings
Calories 105 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 round 13.25 oz Brie cheese
  • cup caramel ice cream topping
  • ¼ cup dried cranberries
  • ¼ cup dried apples chopped
  • ¼ cup walnuts chopped
  • Sliced baguette bread or crackers

Instructions
 

  • Remove the rind from the Brie and place the cheese round in a microwave-safe serving bowl.
  • In another bowl, combine the caramel topping, cranberries, apples and walnuts.
  • Spread the caramel mixture over the Brie.
  • Microwave, uncovered, on high for 45-60 seconds or until cheese is heated through and slightly melted. Serve with toasted baguette slices or crackers. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1 serving | Calories: 105kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 19mg | Sodium: 142mg | Potassium: 53mg | Fiber: 0.5g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 118IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 41mg | Iron: 0.2mg
Keyword appetizer, brie, holiday
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

431 Comments

  1. I try and make up as much ahead of time as possible – mashed potatoes can be warmed in a crockpot and even the turkey can be made ahead of time and warmed up with some chicken/turkey stock to keep it moist!

  2. I try and make up as much ahead of time as possible – mashed potatoes can be warmed in a crockpot and even the turkey can be made ahead of time and warmed up with some chicken/turkey stock to keep it moist!

  3. I try and make up as much ahead of time as possible – mashed potatoes can be warmed in a crockpot and even the turkey can be made ahead of time and warmed up with some chicken/turkey stock to keep it moist!

  4. The best way to make it less stressful is to not do it! LOL I do not typically do any holiday meals for family. We don’t travel, so its just the hubby and I and we are a great team in the kitchen. When we go home, I always bring dessert and for me that means Pillsbury refrigerated cookiee dough! LOL Yeah…I would not win the Betty Crocker award!

  5. The best way to make it less stressful is to not do it! LOL I do not typically do any holiday meals for family. We don’t travel, so its just the hubby and I and we are a great team in the kitchen. When we go home, I always bring dessert and for me that means Pillsbury refrigerated cookiee dough! LOL Yeah…I would not win the Betty Crocker award!

  6. A tip for making the thanksgiving day easier is I get all the stuff ready about 24 hours before the big day, I cook the bird, and make the spuds, regular and sweet spuds, freeze the turkey, put the spuds in the fridge, make the dressing the day of Thanksgiving and keep it in the fridge to put in the one oven I own with the bird all sliced up, make gravy then, cranberry sauce is easy a fresh one..The pies are all baked up before the feast and we are good to go…easy peasey as I say..

  7. A tip for making the thanksgiving day easier is I get all the stuff ready about 24 hours before the big day, I cook the bird, and make the spuds, regular and sweet spuds, freeze the turkey, put the spuds in the fridge, make the dressing the day of Thanksgiving and keep it in the fridge to put in the one oven I own with the bird all sliced up, make gravy then, cranberry sauce is easy a fresh one..The pies are all baked up before the feast and we are good to go…easy peasey as I say..

  8. A tip for making the thanksgiving day easier is I get all the stuff ready about 24 hours before the big day, I cook the bird, and make the spuds, regular and sweet spuds, freeze the turkey, put the spuds in the fridge, make the dressing the day of Thanksgiving and keep it in the fridge to put in the one oven I own with the bird all sliced up, make gravy then, cranberry sauce is easy a fresh one..The pies are all baked up before the feast and we are good to go…easy peasey as I say..

  9. We cooked for many who had no food and no place to get it, we came home and took showers up early for the cooking, baking, roasting..Went out for chinese food and to a movie after, we are tired..but okay..We don’t do christmas, hanukkah yes, but small celebrations in between work and volunteering at this food pantry place unemployment in this country runs 16 to 20 percent, children are the hungriest so we help out..happy holidays, could use the win for more food to help the hungry here..ciao mary jane s. from momanddad00@clear.net

  10. We cooked for many who had no food and no place to get it, we came home and took showers up early for the cooking, baking, roasting..Went out for chinese food and to a movie after, we are tired..but okay..We don’t do christmas, hanukkah yes, but small celebrations in between work and volunteering at this food pantry place unemployment in this country runs 16 to 20 percent, children are the hungriest so we help out..happy holidays, could use the win for more food to help the hungry here..ciao mary jane s. from momanddad00@clear.net

  11. We cooked for many who had no food and no place to get it, we came home and took showers up early for the cooking, baking, roasting..Went out for chinese food and to a movie after, we are tired..but okay..We don’t do christmas, hanukkah yes, but small celebrations in between work and volunteering at this food pantry place unemployment in this country runs 16 to 20 percent, children are the hungriest so we help out..happy holidays, could use the win for more food to help the hungry here..ciao mary jane s. from momanddad00@clear.net

  12. This was the first Thanksgiving in several years that I had one oven and I terribly missed my double oven. I planned ahead and ended up with only three things in the oven at the same thing. Only problem . . one of them was the turkey!

  13. This was the first Thanksgiving in several years that I had one oven and I terribly missed my double oven. I planned ahead and ended up with only three things in the oven at the same thing. Only problem . . one of them was the turkey!

  14. This was the first Thanksgiving in several years that I had one oven and I terribly missed my double oven. I planned ahead and ended up with only three things in the oven at the same thing. Only problem . . one of them was the turkey!

  15. A tip I use to make the holidays less stressful is to cook ahead of time and use my freezer. At this moment, I have a large vat of mashed potatoes all ready for Thursday!

  16. A tip I use to make the holidays less stressful is to cook ahead of time and use my freezer. At this moment, I have a large vat of mashed potatoes all ready for Thursday!

  17. A tip I use to make the holidays less stressful is to cook ahead of time and use my freezer. At this moment, I have a large vat of mashed potatoes all ready for Thursday!

  18. I try to start preparing as much as I can a few days ahead so I don’t have as much to do on the actual holiday.

  19. I try to start preparing as much as I can a few days ahead so I don’t have as much to do on the actual holiday.

  20. I try to start preparing as much as I can a few days ahead so I don’t have as much to do on the actual holiday.

  21. I try to keep it fairly simple with fairly simple recipes; my family is not much for fancy recipes I also try to get others to bring things so it isn’t so overwhelming

  22. I try to keep it fairly simple with fairly simple recipes; my family is not much for fancy recipes I also try to get others to bring things so it isn’t so overwhelming

  23. I try to keep it fairly simple with fairly simple recipes; my family is not much for fancy recipes I also try to get others to bring things so it isn’t so overwhelming

  24. Instead of having one big Thanksgiving dinner that takes all day to make and 15 minutes to eat, we make our favorite holiday recipes throughout the week and keep it stress free!

  25. Instead of having one big Thanksgiving dinner that takes all day to make and 15 minutes to eat, we make our favorite holiday recipes throughout the week and keep it stress free!

  26. Instead of having one big Thanksgiving dinner that takes all day to make and 15 minutes to eat, we make our favorite holiday recipes throughout the week and keep it stress free!

  27. freezing cookie dough in balls and then baking directly from the freezer saves a lot of time and allows for warm cookies

  28. freezing cookie dough in balls and then baking directly from the freezer saves a lot of time and allows for warm cookies

  29. Just tweeted about this giveaway:
    httpss://twitter.com/#!/uTry_it/status/137030636346159104
    amy [at] utry [dot] it

  30. Just tweeted about this giveaway:
    httpss://twitter.com/#!/uTry_it/status/137030636346159104
    amy [at] utry [dot] it

  31. The tip I use to help make holiday cooking less stressful is plan ahead. I usually prepare recipes that I can prepare a day or 2 in advance. That way, I don’t have to cook everything all in 1 day. 🙂
    amy [at] utry [dot] it

  32. The tip I use to help make holiday cooking less stressful is plan ahead. I usually prepare recipes that I can prepare a day or 2 in advance. That way, I don’t have to cook everything all in 1 day. 🙂
    amy [at] utry [dot] it

  33. I chop and freeze my celery and onions days before in ziplock freezer bags to save time on the time consuming stuff.

  34. I chop and freeze my celery and onions days before in ziplock freezer bags to save time on the time consuming stuff.

  35. I will thaw the turkey starting on Sunday in the fridge & ask for family to bring a dish to contribute! BTW this appetizer sounds perfect-gonna give it a try!

  36. I will thaw the turkey starting on Sunday in the fridge & ask for family to bring a dish to contribute! BTW this appetizer sounds perfect-gonna give it a try!

  37. I like to bring an appetizer or sidedish to share for potluck holiday meals. It’s easier on everybody and the healthy dish is heavy on veggies or fruit so we can all watch our waist not expand.

  38. I like to bring an appetizer or sidedish to share for potluck holiday meals. It’s easier on everybody and the healthy dish is heavy on veggies or fruit so we can all watch our waist not expand.

  39. I like to bring an appetizer or sidedish to share for potluck holiday meals. It’s easier on everybody and the healthy dish is heavy on veggies or fruit so we can all watch our waist not expand.

  40. I put the frozen turkey in the fridge the Saturday or Sunday (depending on the weight of the bird) before Thanksgiving so it will be thawed and ready to go in the oven Thursday morning. No last minute stress or delay trying to quick-thaw a partially frozen bird.

  41. I put the frozen turkey in the fridge the Saturday or Sunday (depending on the weight of the bird) before Thanksgiving so it will be thawed and ready to go in the oven Thursday morning. No last minute stress or delay trying to quick-thaw a partially frozen bird.

  42. I put the frozen turkey in the fridge the Saturday or Sunday (depending on the weight of the bird) before Thanksgiving so it will be thawed and ready to go in the oven Thursday morning. No last minute stress or delay trying to quick-thaw a partially frozen bird.

  43. To make holiday cooking less stressful, I choose tried-and-true recipes and do as much ahead of time as possible. And ask for help from my guests!

  44. To make holiday cooking less stressful, I choose tried-and-true recipes and do as much ahead of time as possible. And ask for help from my guests!

  45. To make holiday cooking less stressful, I choose tried-and-true recipes and do as much ahead of time as possible. And ask for help from my guests!

  46. I really enjoy the holidays and cramming a thousand tasks into a 100 task day. The only thing I know I do to get myself in the ultimate cooking or preparing mode is to play all those old wonderful Christmas tunes. I know I am a sap but there is something about those old songs that bring back wonderful memories and get me in the best mood possible.

  47. I really enjoy the holidays and cramming a thousand tasks into a 100 task day. The only thing I know I do to get myself in the ultimate cooking or preparing mode is to play all those old wonderful Christmas tunes. I know I am a sap but there is something about those old songs that bring back wonderful memories and get me in the best mood possible.

  48. I really enjoy the holidays and cramming a thousand tasks into a 100 task day. The only thing I know I do to get myself in the ultimate cooking or preparing mode is to play all those old wonderful Christmas tunes. I know I am a sap but there is something about those old songs that bring back wonderful memories and get me in the best mood possible.

  49. Normally I do the turkey and let family do the sides. Pretty stress-free. This year I made reservations. Totally stress-free!!!

  50. Normally I do the turkey and let family do the sides. Pretty stress-free. This year I made reservations. Totally stress-free!!!

  51. Normally I do the turkey and let family do the sides. Pretty stress-free. This year I made reservations. Totally stress-free!!!

  52. I keep it simple! Stay home and only invite a couple of people. I shop ahead and try to make a couple of things ahead. I order the pies instead of making them myself.

  53. I keep it simple! Stay home and only invite a couple of people. I shop ahead and try to make a couple of things ahead. I order the pies instead of making them myself.

  54. I keep it simple! Stay home and only invite a couple of people. I shop ahead and try to make a couple of things ahead. I order the pies instead of making them myself.

  55. One of the biggest Debbie Downers of holidays are the crowds. If I plan right and go shopping during the early mornings (NOT A WEEKEND) I find that gathering all my special ingredients isn’t nearly as stressful!

  56. One of the biggest Debbie Downers of holidays are the crowds. If I plan right and go shopping during the early mornings (NOT A WEEKEND) I find that gathering all my special ingredients isn’t nearly as stressful!

  57. One of the biggest Debbie Downers of holidays are the crowds. If I plan right and go shopping during the early mornings (NOT A WEEKEND) I find that gathering all my special ingredients isn’t nearly as stressful!

  58. I do my baking in shifts over two weeks. The hardest part is not eating all the yummy creations. Thank goodness we have a freezer in the garage. Sometimes out of site is out of mind. (And sometimes not…)

  59. I do my baking in shifts over two weeks. The hardest part is not eating all the yummy creations. Thank goodness we have a freezer in the garage. Sometimes out of site is out of mind. (And sometimes not…)

  60. I do my baking in shifts over two weeks. The hardest part is not eating all the yummy creations. Thank goodness we have a freezer in the garage. Sometimes out of site is out of mind. (And sometimes not…)

  61. Like lots of others have said, I start a few days early! Anything that can be started , then kept in the fridge till the “big day”, such as homemade dinner rolls (which were made with the help of my bread machine!), stuffing, etc. I also have Crock Pots in various sizes to cook in and to keep things like gravy warm so my stove and oven are not jammed packed! I also make use of post it notes to keep track of what needs to be started and when, etc, so everything is ready all at the same time!

  62. Like lots of others have said, I start a few days early! Anything that can be started , then kept in the fridge till the “big day”, such as homemade dinner rolls (which were made with the help of my bread machine!), stuffing, etc. I also have Crock Pots in various sizes to cook in and to keep things like gravy warm so my stove and oven are not jammed packed! I also make use of post it notes to keep track of what needs to be started and when, etc, so everything is ready all at the same time!

  63. The past several years we’ve made a simplified menu and everyone (9-53 yo) chipped in with the shopping, cooking, and clean up. Then we carted all the food out to the beach to celebrate for the day/evening.

  64. The past several years we’ve made a simplified menu and everyone (9-53 yo) chipped in with the shopping, cooking, and clean up. Then we carted all the food out to the beach to celebrate for the day/evening.

  65. The past several years we’ve made a simplified menu and everyone (9-53 yo) chipped in with the shopping, cooking, and clean up. Then we carted all the food out to the beach to celebrate for the day/evening.

  66. I do as much as I can 1-2 days before. For everything that has to be done day of, it’s all laid out and ready to go.

  67. I do as much as I can 1-2 days before. For everything that has to be done day of, it’s all laid out and ready to go.

  68. I do as much as I can 1-2 days before. For everything that has to be done day of, it’s all laid out and ready to go.

  69. I decide before hand which things the kids can help with and which ones they can only ‘watch’ on. That way they aren’t underfoot when I’m opening and closing the oven or using sharp knives. But they get to share in the excitement and fun of preparing the meals.

  70. I decide before hand which things the kids can help with and which ones they can only ‘watch’ on. That way they aren’t underfoot when I’m opening and closing the oven or using sharp knives. But they get to share in the excitement and fun of preparing the meals.

  71. I decide before hand which things the kids can help with and which ones they can only ‘watch’ on. That way they aren’t underfoot when I’m opening and closing the oven or using sharp knives. But they get to share in the excitement and fun of preparing the meals.

  72. My tip is to prepare the side dishes ahead of time and store them in the fridge for a day or two. Also enlist as much help as possible 🙂

  73. My tip is to prepare the side dishes ahead of time and store them in the fridge for a day or two. Also enlist as much help as possible 🙂

  74. I always make the mashed spuds ahead of time, freeze them and I also get the stuffing ready until I have to put in the simmered veggies..saves a lot of time…Plus I put the table on the night before no stress there at the time we eat and eat we do all day long, people coming and going and eating and visiting..luv your blog..sincerely Mary Jane S. from momanddad00@clear.net

  75. I always make the mashed spuds ahead of time, freeze them and I also get the stuffing ready until I have to put in the simmered veggies..saves a lot of time…Plus I put the table on the night before no stress there at the time we eat and eat we do all day long, people coming and going and eating and visiting..luv your blog..sincerely Mary Jane S. from momanddad00@clear.net

  76. I always make the mashed spuds ahead of time, freeze them and I also get the stuffing ready until I have to put in the simmered veggies..saves a lot of time…Plus I put the table on the night before no stress there at the time we eat and eat we do all day long, people coming and going and eating and visiting..luv your blog..sincerely Mary Jane S. from momanddad00@clear.net

  77. Responsibility for the meal is shared in our families. The host generally does the turkey, stuffing, and mashed potatoes, and others bring desserts and side dishes. I think the important thing is to remember that while the meal is important, being with loved ones is more important.

  78. Responsibility for the meal is shared in our families. The host generally does the turkey, stuffing, and mashed potatoes, and others bring desserts and side dishes. I think the important thing is to remember that while the meal is important, being with loved ones is more important.

  79. Responsibility for the meal is shared in our families. The host generally does the turkey, stuffing, and mashed potatoes, and others bring desserts and side dishes. I think the important thing is to remember that while the meal is important, being with loved ones is more important.

  80. I’d say planning things out so you aren’t leaving everything to the last minute. Plan make-ahead meals. Also, ask others to pitch in and bring something!

  81. I’d say planning things out so you aren’t leaving everything to the last minute. Plan make-ahead meals. Also, ask others to pitch in and bring something!

  82. I’d say planning things out so you aren’t leaving everything to the last minute. Plan make-ahead meals. Also, ask others to pitch in and bring something!

  83. Plan ahead, cook main ingredients ahead. Also, have your guests bring side dishes help A LOT!
    tcarolinep at gmail dot com

  84. Plan ahead, cook main ingredients ahead. Also, have your guests bring side dishes help A LOT!
    tcarolinep at gmail dot com

  85. Plan ahead, cook main ingredients ahead. Also, have your guests bring side dishes help A LOT!
    tcarolinep at gmail dot com

  86. I think the most helpful thing for me is to plan ahead. If I know the plan and how I’m going to do things it makes it a whole lot less stressful.

  87. I think the most helpful thing for me is to plan ahead. If I know the plan and how I’m going to do things it makes it a whole lot less stressful.

  88. Everyone coming to our family dinner gets about 3 dishes to make and bring. We plan ahead of time who gets what so that we have plenty of time to prepare. This year I’m doing the Turkey and gravy, the sweet potatoes and the rolls.

  89. Everyone coming to our family dinner gets about 3 dishes to make and bring. We plan ahead of time who gets what so that we have plenty of time to prepare. This year I’m doing the Turkey and gravy, the sweet potatoes and the rolls.

  90. We have everyone pitch in and bring a dish to big meals. It’s so much less stressful that way. I also get my son to cook with me to make it more fun.

  91. We have everyone pitch in and bring a dish to big meals. It’s so much less stressful that way. I also get my son to cook with me to make it more fun.

  92. I love to use my crock pot for side dishes, as well as a turkey roaster to cook the turkey. I can start things and walk away and not have to stand over them. Not to mention it frees up so much over and stove space.

  93. I love to use my crock pot for side dishes, as well as a turkey roaster to cook the turkey. I can start things and walk away and not have to stand over them. Not to mention it frees up so much over and stove space.

  94. I love the idea of holiday pot luck. It really enhances the idea of sharing in the holiday season, and makes it easier on everyone involved, so no one person is responsible for cooking everything.

  95. I love the idea of holiday pot luck. It really enhances the idea of sharing in the holiday season, and makes it easier on everyone involved, so no one person is responsible for cooking everything.

  96. I make and freeze many goodies before hand (cookies, rolls, appitizers, etc) so I have fewer trimming to worry about. And get everyone involved in making something! Thanks for the great give away.

  97. I make and freeze many goodies before hand (cookies, rolls, appitizers, etc) so I have fewer trimming to worry about. And get everyone involved in making something! Thanks for the great give away.

  98. If I can prepare any part of the meal ahead of time I will and freeze it. pie crust etc. also i have 3 sisters who love to help and anything i can shop for earlier than the weekend before I will.

  99. If I can prepare any part of the meal ahead of time I will and freeze it. pie crust etc. also i have 3 sisters who love to help and anything i can shop for earlier than the weekend before I will.

  100. I get my daughter to help out. She loves helping chop up veggies. It is fun to have her help out in this way ahead of time.

  101. I get my daughter to help out. She loves helping chop up veggies. It is fun to have her help out in this way ahead of time.

  102. I get my daughter to help out. She loves helping chop up veggies. It is fun to have her help out in this way ahead of time.

  103. I have involved my kids since they were teeny tiny. The little ones can slice cranberry and help with the table. we make up a big list of everything that needs doing and everyone chooses what they enjoy. We all have fun helping and sharing. Even clean-up chores go quickly.

  104. I have involved my kids since they were teeny tiny. The little ones can slice cranberry and help with the table. we make up a big list of everything that needs doing and everyone chooses what they enjoy. We all have fun helping and sharing. Even clean-up chores go quickly.

  105. I have involved my kids since they were teeny tiny. The little ones can slice cranberry and help with the table. we make up a big list of everything that needs doing and everyone chooses what they enjoy. We all have fun helping and sharing. Even clean-up chores go quickly.

  106. Although my family grows pumpkins, we always use canned pumpkin when making bread, pancakes, cookies, and pie. It’s so much more convenient!

  107. Although my family grows pumpkins, we always use canned pumpkin when making bread, pancakes, cookies, and pie. It’s so much more convenient!

  108. Having all the ingredients on hand always keeps it stress free and hubby or kids pitching in and helping is a breather for you

  109. Having all the ingredients on hand always keeps it stress free and hubby or kids pitching in and helping is a breather for you

  110. Having all the ingredients on hand always keeps it stress free and hubby or kids pitching in and helping is a breather for you

  111. Share the cooking load with guests. Ask them to bring their best dish. Most people are happy to pitch in and receive compliments for their contribution. Thank you!

  112. Share the cooking load with guests. Ask them to bring their best dish. Most people are happy to pitch in and receive compliments for their contribution. Thank you!

  113. Share the cooking load with guests. Ask them to bring their best dish. Most people are happy to pitch in and receive compliments for their contribution. Thank you!

  114. I cook an freeze then thaw everything ahead of time so on the big day all i do is the turkey the gravey an mashe taters!!

  115. I cook an freeze then thaw everything ahead of time so on the big day all i do is the turkey the gravey an mashe taters!!

  116. I cook an freeze then thaw everything ahead of time so on the big day all i do is the turkey the gravey an mashe taters!!

  117. I just make sure I’m not the only one doing all the cooking! And planning ahead knowing what order things need to be cooked in, what can sit out vs. what needs to be fresh from the oven, etc. Then I just try to enjoy being around friends and family rather than focusing only on the food!

  118. I just make sure I’m not the only one doing all the cooking! And planning ahead knowing what order things need to be cooked in, what can sit out vs. what needs to be fresh from the oven, etc. Then I just try to enjoy being around friends and family rather than focusing only on the food!

  119. I just make sure I’m not the only one doing all the cooking! And planning ahead knowing what order things need to be cooked in, what can sit out vs. what needs to be fresh from the oven, etc. Then I just try to enjoy being around friends and family rather than focusing only on the food!

  120. I host Thanksgiving at my house & one thing I do to make it a little less stressful is make a list of everything I’m cooking & how long it takes to cook as well as having my mom here to help too! GREAT giveaway!

  121. I host Thanksgiving at my house & one thing I do to make it a little less stressful is make a list of everything I’m cooking & how long it takes to cook as well as having my mom here to help too! GREAT giveaway!

  122. I host Thanksgiving at my house & one thing I do to make it a little less stressful is make a list of everything I’m cooking & how long it takes to cook as well as having my mom here to help too! GREAT giveaway!

  123. We always do a potluck dinner for Thanksgiving. If I host I prepare the turkey and ham and a dessert and side dish and ask for guests to help chip in by bringing beverages, side dishes, and desserts. Usually everyone is more than happy to help! Also a big tip is to start planning early!

  124. We always do a potluck dinner for Thanksgiving. If I host I prepare the turkey and ham and a dessert and side dish and ask for guests to help chip in by bringing beverages, side dishes, and desserts. Usually everyone is more than happy to help! Also a big tip is to start planning early!

  125. We always do a potluck dinner for Thanksgiving. If I host I prepare the turkey and ham and a dessert and side dish and ask for guests to help chip in by bringing beverages, side dishes, and desserts. Usually everyone is more than happy to help! Also a big tip is to start planning early!

  126. The best tip someone gave me once for a stress free holiday is to make as many things as possible before Thanksgiving or Christmas that way you won’t have much to do the day of the holiday and you won’t be stressed.

  127. The best tip someone gave me once for a stress free holiday is to make as many things as possible before Thanksgiving or Christmas that way you won’t have much to do the day of the holiday and you won’t be stressed.

  128. The best tip someone gave me once for a stress free holiday is to make as many things as possible before Thanksgiving or Christmas that way you won’t have much to do the day of the holiday and you won’t be stressed.

  129. I make holiday cooking less stressful through careful planning–I plan on what days and at approximately what time I will make each item.

  130. I make holiday cooking less stressful through careful planning–I plan on what days and at approximately what time I will make each item.

  131. I make holiday cooking less stressful through careful planning–I plan on what days and at approximately what time I will make each item.

  132. If I’m making a pie I’ve never tried before, I test it out before hand so I don’t have to stress about it not turning out.

  133. If I’m making a pie I’ve never tried before, I test it out before hand so I don’t have to stress about it not turning out.

  134. If I’m making a pie I’ve never tried before, I test it out before hand so I don’t have to stress about it not turning out.

  135. I try to make holiday cooking easier by using different methods to cook. I’ll use the oven to bake in, the stovetop, and even my crockpot to cook things. Having a double oven would be really nice to have though!

  136. I try to make holiday cooking easier by using different methods to cook. I’ll use the oven to bake in, the stovetop, and even my crockpot to cook things. Having a double oven would be really nice to have though!

  137. I try to make holiday cooking easier by using different methods to cook. I’ll use the oven to bake in, the stovetop, and even my crockpot to cook things. Having a double oven would be really nice to have though!

  138. What a great giveaway–thank you for the opportunity! 🙂 I try to make the holidays less stressful by making up a list of things I have to do so I don’t forget anything! I also try to only do the things that are absolutely neccessary! If I plan too much and I’m stressing about about getting so much stuff done, my family gets put on the back burner…and then we miss out on all the magical memories of the holidays.

  139. What a great giveaway–thank you for the opportunity! 🙂 I try to make the holidays less stressful by making up a list of things I have to do so I don’t forget anything! I also try to only do the things that are absolutely neccessary! If I plan too much and I’m stressing about about getting so much stuff done, my family gets put on the back burner…and then we miss out on all the magical memories of the holidays.

  140. What a great giveaway–thank you for the opportunity! 🙂 I try to make the holidays less stressful by making up a list of things I have to do so I don’t forget anything! I also try to only do the things that are absolutely neccessary! If I plan too much and I’m stressing about about getting so much stuff done, my family gets put on the back burner…and then we miss out on all the magical memories of the holidays.

  141. I start right after Thanksgiving, when everyone has left, to bake and freeze Christmas cookies and fudges. Just pull them out the week of Christmas for stress free platters.

  142. I start right after Thanksgiving, when everyone has left, to bake and freeze Christmas cookies and fudges. Just pull them out the week of Christmas for stress free platters.

  143. I start right after Thanksgiving, when everyone has left, to bake and freeze Christmas cookies and fudges. Just pull them out the week of Christmas for stress free platters.

  144. I make over 250 dozen cookies at Christmas time. One day I make 5-6 different cookie doughs and place in the refrigerator. The next day I bake off the cookies. I repeat this until all the 20 or so different kinds are finished.

  145. I make over 250 dozen cookies at Christmas time. One day I make 5-6 different cookie doughs and place in the refrigerator. The next day I bake off the cookies. I repeat this until all the 20 or so different kinds are finished.

  146. I make over 250 dozen cookies at Christmas time. One day I make 5-6 different cookie doughs and place in the refrigerator. The next day I bake off the cookies. I repeat this until all the 20 or so different kinds are finished.

  147. Is wine a tip? Because it sure makes everything a lot less stressful! 😉
    I am super duper organized with holiday cooking – I have everything you can possibly imagine in a spreadsheet so that nothing gets forgotten.

  148. Is wine a tip? Because it sure makes everything a lot less stressful! 😉
    I am super duper organized with holiday cooking – I have everything you can possibly imagine in a spreadsheet so that nothing gets forgotten.

  149. Is wine a tip? Because it sure makes everything a lot less stressful! 😉
    I am super duper organized with holiday cooking – I have everything you can possibly imagine in a spreadsheet so that nothing gets forgotten.

  150. I like to do as much as possible the day before. It also helps to have my husband do something with the kids so that I don’t have any distractions.

  151. I like to do as much as possible the day before. It also helps to have my husband do something with the kids so that I don’t have any distractions.