Super Chef Tips and Tricks for Creating a Seasonal Sensation
Chef Julie Hartigan has created literally thousands of recipes. As a professional recipe developer and TV host, along with her fun personality, she’s known as the girl who loves to turn every day into a party. The founder of the Cooking with Julie brand is sharing some of her favorite holiday hosting tips and recipes for the everyday “chef” at home. Chef Julie shares her recipe for a successful holiday party or meal with some timely and tasty inspiration.
RECIPE WITH SENSATIONAL FLAVORS
Chef Julie’s key secret ingredient is Angostura Bitters. Angostura Bitters makes holiday entertaining easy, enhancing flavors in all your food and drinks, from classic cocktails to glazes, sauces and desserts. It is an essential ingredient in cocktails, from a Rum Old Fashioned to an Espresso Martini. Try enhancing the flavor of holiday feasts, try adding Angostura Bitters to a honey ham glaze. Try adding Angostura Orange Bitters to a pumpkin pie recipe. Enrich a chocolate sauce recipe with Angostura Cocoa Bitters. A world of flavor and enjoyment awaits. For more information, visit angosturabitters.com
HOLIDAY BEVERAGE SUGGESTIONS
Try a classic gin martini, using Gray Whale Gin and bitters to create their martini called the “Icebreaker”. This is one of Julie’s favorite gin brands because it is a consciously crafted gin perfected with 6 sustainably sourced botanicals from along the California Coast. It has a singular profile that is bold, sippable and mixable. Excellent for holiday cocktails. Every bottle of Gray Whale Gin supports Oceana, and they are a member of 1% for the Planet. It is the ideal gin for holiday cocktails, like the refreshing “Whale Hello There”, featuring fresh citrus juice and agave. For more information, visit www.graywhalegin.com
THE RIGHT INGREDIENTS IN YOUR CUPBOARD
It is so important to be prepared with all the right ingredients. Shop at Save A Lot, the go-to hometown value grocer and the ultimate holiday entertaining destination. Save A Lot offers quality ingredients and value during the holiday season and beyond. They know customers do a lot of baking each holiday; like, a lot a lot and they have everything needed to make entertaining easy and delicious. The Ginger Evans’ mixes and icings make it easy to create cakes that are sure to be family favorites. It is easy to elevate cakes with holiday candies. Save A Lot also makes it easy to give the gift of a stress-free holiday shopping experience with gift cards. Visit your local Save A Lot or check out SaveALot.com.
BEVERAGES YOU RECOMMEND FOR THE HOLIDAYS
For the holidays a must have is Yellow Tail wine. These wines offer great quality and value. Yellow Tail wines is an easy selection when hosting family and friends this holiday season. Yellow Tail Chardonnay is rich and vibrant, with fresh peach and melon flavors and a hint of vanilla. Yellow Tail’s new PURE BRIGHT Pinot Grigio is only 80 calories per serving and lower in alcohol. It is delicious, delightfully fresh, and zesty. It is a ‘better for you’ wine that does not compromise taste, quality, or flavor. It is $7 a bottle. For more information, visit www.yellowtailwine.com