Can you believe that the holiday season is right around the corner? With the holidays coming up, many of us may plan to host gatherings. Whether it be in person or virtual I have a few must-have items that are essential for hosting.
Rodney Strong Wines
Rodney Strong Sonoma County Cabernet: The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon is a rich wine with notes of dark cherry, plum, and spices. It also features notes of black pepper, crushed coils, and cassis. This wine pairs nicely with grilled winter vegetables, steak, or a rack of lamb.
Rodney Strong California Chardonnay: The 2019 Chardonnay has aromas of lemon curd with hints of toasted oak. The finishing taste has notes of pineapple and fresh pear. This wine pairs great with a seared tuna dish, brie-grilled cheese, and even grilled asparagus.
To find Rodney Strong wines, visit their site HERE for their retail locator.
Want a kitchen hack? Try Dorot Gardens preportioned herbs. These frozen herbs are a game-changer in the kitchen. Using Dorot Garden’s herbs, you save time by eliminating the peeling and chopping process. Simply pop out a cube and you are good to go. I always purchase Crushed Garlic, Chopped Basil, and Chopped Cilantro.
Skip the baking and use Dewey’s Cookies. Dewey’s cookies are baked in their bakery in Winston-Salem, NC. They are thin and packed with so much flavor. Trust me, your guests will love these.
Sugar Moravian Cookies: With a full vanilla flavor, finely milled wheat flour, and whole eggs, these cookies are delicious, thin and so good! They are the perfect sugar cookie to have this holiday season.
Ginger Spice Moravian Cookies: A combination of brown sugar and exotic spices such as cloves, ginger, cinnamon, and all spices. This cookie is a must-have for your holiday entertaining. I’ve been enjoying Dewey’s cookies since last year and have been hooked ever since.
They are offering my readers 10% off their purchase when you use code: DEWEYS10 HERE. (promo expires 12/10/21)
Frank’s Red Hot Spicy Almonds
Whether you are putting together a holiday charcuterie board or need snack ideas, add these to your list. Franks Red Hot Spicy Almonds add a kick to regular almonds. It is made with Frank’s Original Hot Sauce and is also great to enjoy on game days! They are available to order on Amazon.
Friendsgiving: The Official Guide to Hosting, Roasting, and Celebrating with Friends by Shoshana Stopek.
Did you know that Friendsgiving is an officially licensed guide for year-long celebrations inspired by Friends? This book is filled with recipes, tips for hosting/entertaining Friendsgiving, and group activity ideas. This book also makes a great holiday gift. To get your hands on a copy, visit Running Press Books HERE.
Hosting holiday events can be stressful, so I hope these few items help kick start your holiday event planning.