Parker Wallace is the founder of Parker’s Plate and is the author of a best-selling cookbook, called: “Eat Rich, Stay Skinny: A Girl’s Guide to Holiday Feasting.” This super chef provides a guide for throwing fun holiday celebrations that will inspire. Turn a regular holiday gathering into a party that family and friends will remember for years.
A STARTER FOR THE HOLIDAY CROWD
Nothing quite says party like Wisconsin, “The State of Cheese” that wins more awards for cheese than anywhere else in the world. Begin with a Trim a Tree Holiday cheese board. Make the delicious Champagne Swiss Fondue recipe which makes a great snack or full meal while catching up with friends and family. Parker’s season favorite is the Holiday Eggnog Cheesecake. Look for a proven winner, the Proudly Wisconsin Cheese badge, on packaging nationwide. For more information, visit www.wisconsincheese.com
A BEVERAGE WITH FLAIR
Flavor and flair always come together with America’s favorite semi-sweet, semi-sparkling Italian wine, Stella Rosa. My go-to this season is Stella Rosa Asti. This bubbly is from the fully sparkling line; it is light bodied with peach, pear and honeysuckle notes. Pop Stella Rosa at any moment to Stellabrate the holidays. There is literally a wine for everyone in the Stella Rosa collection, from sweet to dry. They are made with real fruit flavors and naturally gluten-free, so it is a must-have for any occasion. Also, vino makes a great hostess gift too. For more information, visit stellarosawines.com
DEALING WITH THE CRAZY RUSH OF THE HOLIDAYS
KFC’s limited-edition holiday buckets have arrived just in time for the hustle and bustle of the holidays. They also just launched a new Quick Pick-Up service, which saves even more time. Simply order through the KFC app or KFC.com and run in and grab an order from the designated Quick Pick-Up area in the restaurant and everything is all set. There is even a VIP parking spot.
UNIQUE SUGGESTIONS FOR ENTERTAINING
Show off personality this holiday season with personalized aprons and matching mitts from Minted. This is perfect for chefs and little chefs in the making, with unique designs by independent artists. Minted, the design marketplace of independent artists around the globe, offers unique, customizable, and premium quality gifts for everyone on the holiday list this season. For a little extra during this holiday season, add a personal touch with leather name tags. For more information, visit www.minted.com