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Holiday Entertaining with Chef Jamie Gwen

Well I’m ready for the return to holiday entertaining so I’m stepping up my culinary game with these Wonderful Pistachios Blue Cheese & Fig Puff Pastry Twists. Wonderful Pistachios No Shells are healthy, crave-able snacks that I love to cook with too, and they’re one of the highest protein and fiber snack nuts, with 6g of plant protein and 3g of fiber per serving. They come in Chili Roasted, Honey Roasted, BBQ, Sea Salt & Vinegar, Lightly Salted or classic Roasted & Salted and they make great stocking stuffers, too! Click here to learn more.

Next, I’m elevating the traditional cheese board by creating individual charcuterie jars with a mix of everyone’s favorite olives. I’ve included Kalamatas and gourmet olives stuffed with garlic or blue cheese from the Musco Family Olive Company Mediterranean-imported Specialties. Firm, flavorful, hand-picked and hand-stuffed with premium ingredients, Pearls Olives are perfect for any holiday and an easy addition that makes meals, snacks and entertaining even better. People who love olives, love and trust Pearls. Just look for the sunny yellow packaging. Click here to learn more.

While everyone loves a party, I try to bring the holiday spirit into my home during everyday family moments, too. Whether you’re enjoying game night or a festive film together, pour some Club Crisps in a bowl for the perfect savory snack your whole family will love. Available in Sea Salt and Ranch flavors at retailers nationwide, Club Crisps take the deliciousness of flaky, buttery Club crackers rolled into a new thin, crispy, flavorful bite that will melt in your mouth. It’s a snacking win all around! Click here to learn more.

And, for baking and cooking I always prefer Vital Farms pasture-raised butter and eggs - they’re delicious, ethically produced and I feel good about serving them. The eggs have deep orange yolks and wonderful flavor because the hens are free to roam outside year-round in the fresh air and sunshine. Their rich and creamy butters are churned by 6th generation butter-makers and their new spreadable butter with just 3 simple ingredients - butter, sea salt and avocado oil - is perfect to spread on dinner rolls. Click here to learn more. Click here for the Half Dipped Molasses Cookies recipe.

How about a world first - the Jura Z10. It makes everything from espresso to a flat white and it makes cold brew coffee specialties, too! The grinder automatically recognizes your selection and adjusts the grind. The Revolutionary Cold Extraction Process pulses cold water through freshly ground coffee under high pressure giving your cold brew incredible flavor. The Z10 is beautifully designed, with an easy-to-use touch screen display. Click here to learn more.

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