Curtis Stone Shares 3 Expert Thanksgiving Tips

Posted at 1:07 PM, Nov 13, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-16 09:38:24-05

Turkey Day is right around the corner and for some, that means hosting for the first time. A lot of people are afraid of this challenge, but you don't have to be. Award-winning chef Curtis Stone is sharing three expert Thanksgiving tips with Kristina Guerrero.

1.  Stick to the Classics

This holiday is all about tradition and those dishes bring back special memories. Once you get your head around cooking those dishes it becomes very simple.

2.  Brine Your Bird

You can make your own, just like Curtis Stone, by mixing some cranberry juice, some sugar and some salt. Let the turkey sit in the brine overnight and you'll be ready to cook the perfect bird.

3.  Master the Sides

It's much easier to master the sides over the turkey because you can practice before the big Turkey Day. Do some tests leading up to your dinner so everything will be to perfection.

Make Your Own Cranberry Sauce!

Chef Curtis Stone and the Ocean Spray® CranMa™ Team Help First-Time Hosts Tackle Thanksgiving

Award-winning Chef Curtis Stone teamed up with Ocean Spray’s farmer grandmas, Sue Gilmore, Mary Ann Lee and Diane Moss, lovingly known as CranMas, to help first-time hosts master the Thanksgiving menu at Ocean Spray’s iconic cranberry bog on Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017 at Rockefeller Center® in New York. Nearly 20 million first-timers will tackle holiday hosting this Thanksgiving according to a new survey by Ocean Spray.

Not in New York City and don't know where to start? Don't fret. From Nov.1 through Thanksgiving Day, first-time hosts (and everyone else) can get time-tested advice to ease their meal planning anxiety courtesy of Ocean Spray's virtual CranMa™, who is available to chat on Facebook Messenger. CranMa™ can help with everything from tackling the turkey to mastering high-profile fixings like cranberry sauce and stuffing. Her no-nonsense advice and tips are sourced straight from Ocean Spray's own farmer CranMas.

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