Simple ideas for a delicious vacation

This year, the National Frozen & Refrigerated Foods Association (NFRA) is ready with cool and creative recipes and tips to keep worries low and party spirit high. The freezer and dairy aisles are full of secret weapons that can save you time and stress in the kitchen.


  • Store: With a fully stocked fridge and freezer, you’ll have plenty of breakfast and snack items on hand and ready for hungry friends and family. Load up on frozen fruit, waffles, eggs, cheeses, yogurt, pizza, wings and more.
  • Adopt the shortcuts: Relieve your holiday cooking stress with tasty vegetables and side dishes from the store’s frozen and dairy sections. All peeling and chopping is done, saving you time. Waste less by using only what you need and putting the rest back in the freezer for next time.
  • Cheat a bit: You don’t have to create everything from scratch. Frozen appetizers and desserts are a treat to reheat and eat. Dress them in fresh herbs, a holiday-inspired sauce, a drizzle of chocolate or a dollop of whipped cream for a homemade look.
  • To be inspired: Visit or follow Easy Home Meals on Instagram for more creative and inspiring holiday meal, appetizer and dessert ideas.


Make every step of your next celebration a little easier with these deliciously fun entertaining tips using simple frozen food and dairy aisle shortcuts.

  • Replace the ice in your cocktails with pieces of frozen fruit.
  • Cut the cheese into fun shapes with cookie cutters to make it festive.
  • Frozen or chilled mashed potatoes save a lot of time. Add sour cream, butter or cheese to give them a boost.
  • Holiday coffee creamers easily turn ordinary desserts and infusions into festive treats.
  • Shape frozen buns and chilled cookies into fun holiday designs.
  • Top frozen cheesecake or pie with a scoop of ice cream and a berry sauce made from frozen fruit.

This holiday season, turn to the freezer and dairy aisles of your local grocer for even simpler and fun ways to make your celebrations festive and worry-free. And don’t miss a chance to win a gift for yourself in our Holiday Helpers gift card contest – ending December 19e.

About the National Association of Frozen and Chilled Foods
NFRA ( is a non-profit trade association representing all segments of the frozen and chilled food industry. The NFRA sponsors the March National Frozen Foods Month, June Dairy Month, and Summer Favorite Ice Cream & Novelties Promotions; and provides consumer information such as food safety guidelines, meal prep tips, recipes and raffle opportunities through its Easy Home Meals consumer website and social media properties.

SOURCE National Association of Frozen and Chilled Foods

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