When it comes to holiday meals, there are a few tasty staples you can usually count on for sides, and sometimes making them from scratch is just as easy as buying them in a box. Kitchen Counter Cooking School is the latest book from New York Times Best-selling author and Seattleite Kathleen Flinn, and it s a useful guide to help some cooks feel their mojo in the kitchen. Kathleen s a pro on how to do a quick taste test comparison of scratch versus packet and save valuable time in the kitchen.

Featured recipes from the show:

Perfect Mashed Potatoes

Cranberry Relish

Bread Stuffing with Apples, Bacon and Carmelized Onions

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