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Guide to a Stress-Free Holiday

Holiday Cooking Tips and Shortcuts From the Experts

The Real Simple test kitchen offers up their best strategies and techniques for simplifying the holidays.

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The flan can be baked up to 3 days in advance; refrigerate, loosely covered with plastic wrap. Unmold just before serving.