This time of year, many people get so busy in their kitchens making meals and baking that it become unenjoyable. I remember one year we baked so many cookies, my house smelled like sugar for 3 or 4 days.
This year try taking a few "short cuts"
1. Buy cookie mixes but add in M&M's or Reese's Pieces or even chocolate chips.
2. Buy boxed stuffing mix, but sautee your own onions, celery and carrots to add in.
3. Buy boxed mashed potatoes, then substitute milk or mocha mix for some of the water called for. Also, add in chopped chives or bacon bit.
Taking these short cuts will save you time in the kitchen and might make all of the holidays cooking more enjoyable.