The holidays are all about spending time with loved ones. With so many big holiday meals to plan and prepare, you may be looking for ways to save time in the kitchen. Luckily, there are plenty of easy strategies and recipes that can help.

The key is to simplify your holiday menu by planning to use some of the same ingredients in your appetizers, main dishes and even breakfast. For example, Pillsbury Crescent Rolls offer a great base for a variety of traditional recipes -- from Ham and Cheese Crescent Roll-Ups for brunch, to Pinwheel appetizers in the evening.

Nothing is more welcoming than having delicious foods baking in the oven. Just remember, truly delicious food can be quick and easy to prepare, giving you more time to spend with your family and guests.