Holiday Entertaining Made Simple

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Good morning Amy. I hear that you have some helpful hints on how to throw a one of a kind holiday bash.

"Well to start off I think that everything is better with a little bit of cheese when it comes to entertaining and cooking. From Simply Artisan Reserves Simple Season, this is the first of its kind. A shakeable soft cheese, award winning it's very high quality. You're going to find it in the refrigerated section of your grocery. And it has very elegant packaging with a very easy to use lid that you can use to serve a little or a lot depending on what you would like. Right there on your party table top for ease of use. And you can use it on everything from soups to salads to entrees, just shake it on I say.

And then for the ease of a hostess, of course, serve a buffet style party. And presentation is everything. So from Gourmia we have their Spiralizer. It again is ease of use with one simple use of a button, spiralize your veggies for fun shaped veggies, a healthy alternative to pasta. And it also makes beautiful garnishes. Everyone is going to be wondering who is catering your party because it is going look that that beautiful. That's available for $30.99 on the internet.

Now, after you have your buffet in place you also want to make a beautiful dessert and coffee bar. So make those beverages great with a Keurig Beverage Bar. And so this is going to serve up all of your favorite coffees, cinnamon sugar cookie coffees, and also our favorite cocoas - Swiss Miss flavored cocoas. And this is going to be all done in under a minute - things brew up really quickly. So you can have more fun away from the kitchen and have all of those hot beverages ready to go. Guests serve themselves. This is the K-55 brewer available for $199.99 on keurig.com, and pair it with their coffee subscription program that makes a great gift as well.

And last but not least, don't forget the kiddos. Make a great kids table and place their setting with a Capri pouch marked with their name. See if that lasts though kids love the flavor and moms love to serve it up because there is no artificial colors, preservatives, or flavors added to these beverages. There are so many different ones to choose from including Capri-Sun organic and also Capri-Sun roaring waters, which is a fabulous flavored water. It's flavored with a little sugar and also Stevia leaf extract that serves in only 30 calories per serving for those of us who are watching our waistlines this holiday season.

So there you have it, everything that you need for your perfect holiday entertaining as we kick things off leading into Thanksgiving."

Alright Amy, some great tips. Thank you so much for joining us this morning.