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Last Minute Holiday Entertaining with Chef George Duran


If there is one tool that will help you save time this holiday season it’s the Thermomix® TM6. Whether you're cooking a vegetarian stew for your friends or sumptuous dish of butter chicken for your family, this puts the control into your hands to make delicious and satisfying meals from scratch using their Guided Cooking feature. That means anyone can cook now! Literally follow the step by step instructions on the built in screen and the Thermomix will weigh, chop, mix and even cook your recipe right in front of your eyes. Recipes like this Curry, Ginger Kabocha Squash Soup or how about this Maple Cranberry Gingerbread. You can sous vide tender vegetables or meats and even slow cook, caramelize sugar, make yogurt or sauces, and even blend smoothies. Plus, they’ll help you set it up and give you a personalized tutorial! Click here to learn more.


Year round grilling is one of my favorite hobbies. And thanks to Oklahoma Joe's Rider DLX Pellet Grill I’m able to get some rich wood-fired flavor with my meats and get the serious capacity I need to feed my friends and family. It’s a heavy-duty pellet grill that allows you to enjoy cooking low and slow or use the 'Smoke' mode to smoke ribs, chicken, and even veggie skewers. Even searing steaks is a cinch thanks to it’s 650 degree searing station. And with Oklahoma Joe’s Pit Control System, just set your desired time and temperature so you can spend more time with family and friends. Click here to learn more.

Having quality ingredients at hand to make simple appetizers is a must. For example, I made these ham and cheese pastry bites using Kretschmar Cherrywood Smoked Ham and their premium swiss cheese. Trust me, your guests are gonna love you when they taste these apps. And if you’re short on time, you can pick up one of their entertainment platters, featuring Kretschmar Premium pre-sliced meats and cheeses. Or, get some summer sausage and grab and go options to make your own. Click here to learn more.

Speaking of impressing your guests, have you ever had Pull Apart Cheezy Bread? I made it in just 30 minutes with just 5 ingredients. In fact, this pull apart bread is oozing with Daiya’s Dairy Free Mozzarella Cutting Board Shreds. Daiya  is  a leading plant-based food line of delicious, better-for-you  foods.   I like them because they have a more dairy-like flavor, texture and aroma but with the same stretch and melt as dairy-based cheese. I always keep one of these in the freezer for dessert, their Cheezecakes are velvety and decadent from the first bite with a crumbly gluten-free artisanal crust. Click here to learn more.







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