Chef Tregaye Fraser Shares Tips for Creating a Gourmet Holiday on TipsOnTV

The host of Tregaye’s Way, Chef Tregaye Fraser is best known for bringing fun and creativity to food. She has some suggestions for holiday hosting and entertaining. Tregaye has ways to spice up the holidays with delicious recipes.

WHERE TO START
Charcuterie boards are all the rage, and they would not be complete without Wisconsin Cheese. Wisconsin is “The State of Cheese” and they win more awards for cheese than anywhere else in the world. In fact around 50% of the specialty cheese made in the U.S. comes from Wisconsin. Appetizers are not the only menu item to try with Wisconsin cheese. Try a Chocolate Parmesan Pecan Pie as well as this Sausage Stuffed Acorn Squash with Aged Gouda. Just remember to look for a proven winner, the Proudly Wisconsin Cheese badge on packaging nationwide. For more information, visit wisconsincheese.com.

A FESTIVE INGREDIENT FOR HOLIDAY COOKING
Chef Tregayes’s favorite winter fruits is pomegranates. She partnered with POM Wonderful to create this POM Chili-Maple Hot Toddy and Butternut Squash with ginger-Pickled POMegranates. POM Pomegranate Fresh Arils add a delicious and brilliant ruby red pop of color and a sweet burst of flavor to any dish. Straight from fresh pomegranates, POM Arils add a healthy burst of antioxidants and fiber to any recipe, salad, or enjoy by themselves as a snack. They come in a convenient 8 oz package, great for cooking and baking, and also a 4oz single serving for easy snacking. For more information, visit http://www.pomwonderful.com.

THE WHOLE PROCESS OF ENTERTAINING
Look at stores with get everything in one location, try Whole Foods Market. They are known for quality and assortment, making it the go-to destination for all epic holiday needs. This season, entertaining is back on the menu so from high-quality staples to conversation worthy centerpieces, one-stop-shop. Treat friends and family to delicious, crowd-pleasing bites like their Cinnamon Pull-Apart Bread Mix. This limited edition giant gooey pull-apart cinnamon roll can be enjoyed for an epic dessert or breakfast, sure to bring everyone to the table to indulge in togetherness. For more information, visit http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com.

MUST-HAVE MENU ITEMS
Have a side dish that compliments every main course. Lundberg Family Farms line of Risottos are the perfect time-saving holiday hack. Lundberg has been providing quality rice and quinoa products since 1937. With over 20 varieties and blends Lundberg Family Farms offers everything from healthful brown rice to exotic varieties as well as easy heat-and-eat prepped rice. These Risottos come in rich flavors like alfredo, porcini mushroom, garlic primavera and more, and use only the best organic ingredients. Find them at local grocery store, or online