How to prepare for the holidays?

Prepare the Kitchen

The holidays are a prime time to try a family recipe for a side dish or kick off a cookie bake-a-thon with the kids. As you plan these moments, an organized kitchen makes them all the easier. Before you start your holiday cooking and baking, make sure all of your baking sheets, cookie cutters and appliances are clean and ready-to-go. As you do this, make note of out-of-date, worn or seldom-used kitchen accessories, and either toss them or add a new one to your Christmas list.