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The holiday season is a time for family and thankfulness, but it can also be a bit hectic, especially when it comes to cooking and hosting. That’s why we’ve put together a list of “Holiday Helpers” for all fall and winter festivities! Find some of our favorite products and recipes that make your holidays a breeze. Let’s dive in and discover why these simple, handy things can make your celebrations easier and more enjoyable!

Time-Saving Food Items

bag of oreida steam n mash mashed potatoes

Easy and Delicious Mashed Potatoes

Ore-Ida Homestyle Steam N’ Mash Potatoes are the perfect holiday helper for busy kitchens. Their quick and easy preparation allows you to whip up delicious, creamy mashed potatoes in no time, freeing you from the hassle of peeling and boiling. These convenient potatoes help streamline your Thanksgiving meal preparation, leaving you with more time to savor the holiday moments with loved ones.

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A bag of frozen armanino meatballs

Classic Meatballs

Armanino Gourmet Beef Meatballs are the perfect holiday helper, adding a delectable touch to your festive spread without the fuss of making meatballs from scratch. Their rich, savory flavor and tender texture make them an instant crowd-pleaser, saving you precious time in the kitchen. Whether served as appetizers or in your favorite holiday meatball recipe, these delectable meatballs are sure to simplify your holiday cooking while delighting your guests.

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a bag of frozen seal the seasons brand midwest vegetable blend

Vegetables in Minutes

Seal The Seasons Midwest Vegetable Blend is a holiday helper you can rely on. Packed with the timeless trio of peas, carrots, and corn, it’s the perfect base for a quick and tasty fried rice or a delightful standalone side dish. With this frozen vegetable medley in your freezer, you’ll always have a convenient and versatile ingredient ready to elevate your holiday meals.

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A bag of Cache Valley shredded cheddar and monterey jack cheese

The Staple Cheese

Cache Valley Creamery’s 2% Milk Finely Shredded Cheddar & Monterey Jack blend is a holiday helper that adds a creamy and flavorful twist to your holiday recipes. Whether you’re making a classic mac and cheese or a hearty casserole, the perfect balance of these cheeses ensures a rich, indulgent taste with less fat. With this convenient, pre-shredded cheese, you can effortlessly create mouthwatering dishes, making your holiday cooking a breeze and leaving more time for cherished moments with family and friends.

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A package of Bays Brioche English Muffins

Elevate Holiday Breakfast

Bays Brioche English Muffins are a fantastic holiday helper, bringing a delightful French twist to your breakfast table. These mouthwatering muffins offer a lusciously rich and buttery flavor, perfect for a special holiday morning treat. With their exceptional taste and texture, Bays Brioche English Muffins add a touch of indulgence to your holiday breakfast, making them a must-have addition to your festive spread.

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A box of Pillsbury Pie Crusts

Pie Crust Made Easy

Pillsbury Pie Crusts are the ultimate holiday helper, as they offer the perfect foundation for creating delectable, homemade pies. With their ready-made, flaky perfection, they save you precious time and effort during the busy holiday season. Plus, their consistent quality ensures your pies turn out just as scrumptious as Grandma’s secret recipe, every time. Plus you can use it for more than just pies – the dessert possibilities are endless!

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A package of Athens Phyllo Dough

Your New Go-To Phyllo Dough

Athens Phyllo Dough is a fantastic holiday helper because it effortlessly transforms humble ingredients into exquisite pastries, from savory appetizers to sweet desserts. Its thin, flaky layers add a delightful crunch to dishes, making your creations look and taste like they were prepared by a professional chef, without the extra effort.

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Bottle of international delight grinch peppermint mocha creamer

Creamy Festive Flavors

International Delight Peppermint Mocha Coffee Creamer is a fantastic holiday helper, adding a delightful touch of festive flavor to your morning brew. Its rich, creamy blend of peppermint and mocha transforms your regular coffee into a comforting holiday treat. With just a splash, it brings the spirit of the season right to your cup, making your mornings merry and bright.

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Other Fan Favorite Dishes

Cheesecake and 2 cinnamon sticks on a plate

Cinnamon Cheesecake with Pumpkin Cookie Crust

Cinnamon Cheesecake with Pumpkin Cookie Crust combines the warm, comforting flavors of the season with an easy preparation. The Pillsbury Pumpkin Cookie Dough crust bakes up effortlessly, creating a delightful base. The creamy cheesecake filling, accented with cinnamon and a touch of sweetness, can be prepared in a snap, making it the perfect dessert to streamline your holiday festivities.


Close up of a bowl of pumpkin risotto

Pumpkin Risotto with Brown Butter Sage Bacon

Pumpkin Risotto with Brown Butter Sage Bacon is a delightful holiday dish that captures the essence of the season. The creamy richness of Arborio rice cooked with pumpkin puree, complemented by the savory browned butter, sage, and crispy bacon, the ultimate comforting flavor combination. This recipe is a perfect addition to your holiday table, offering a mix of autumnal flavors that will leave your guests craving seconds.

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