Creative Holiday Entertaining with Chef Parker Wallace



















The Recipe for Throwing a Enjoying the Holidays and During Challenging Times

Parker Wallace is the founder of Parker’s Plate. Parker and author of a best-selling cookbook, called: Eat Rich, Stay Skinny: A Girls’ Guide to Holiday Feasting.” Parker has a guide for throwing great holiday celebrations will inspire anyone. Turn a regular holiday celebration or zoom party into a super celebration that neighbors, friends and relatives will remember for years.

It starts with the beverages, especially the wine. I recently discovered Maddalena Wines. Named after the female founder, Maddalena Riboli, Maddalena Wines aim to elevate and empower women in the community as they strive to make their mark on the world. Make your mark with Maddalena Wines this Easter holiday, with a full portfolio of 7 amazing, award-winning wines. The new elegant and sophisticated label is launching soon, with varietals such as Maddalena Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Pinot Grigio, all under $20 per bottle. For more information, visit

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store offers classic holiday meal options for families of any size. Cracker Barrel’s classic Easter Heat n’ Serve meal comes chilled and can go from oven to table in less than three hours. Back in two sizes , the Feast feeds 8-10 people, while the Family Dinner serves 4-6 people, perfect for those smaller gatherings you may be having this year because of COVID. New this year, Cracker Barrel will offer a delectable Prime Rib Heat n’ Serve Family Dinner to elevate family gatherings at home. It feeds four to six people and includes mashed potatoes, gravy, two additional sides and sweet yeast rolls. Available for pick-up between April 2nd and 4th, order online at least 24 hours in advance at

Many of us may be seeing family for the first time in a year, so how about giving a unique gift? While you are at Cracker Barrel picking up dinner, you can also shop for that special host or hostess gift. Cracker Barrel Old Country Store offers fun gift-giving options for Easter and everyday moments this spring. I was recently in Cracker Barrel and found these great gifts – Kids Easter, with these fun rain boots serving as a creative basket, Grandpa’s Goodies, which has a collection of retro treats like this blues harmonica, and Fun in the Sun, that comes with a straw hat. These baskets are perfect for every occasion, especially Easter. So, pick up your food and do some shopping, or check out It’s sure to make the holiday special this year.