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Last Minute Holiday Entertaining with Chef Jamie Gwen (Sponsored)

This holiday season, I’ve partnered with Teleflora, the world’s leading floral delivery service, to send beautiful, hand-delivered floral arrangements to let my family and friends know that I’m thinking about them. They have really outdone themselves with the new Christmas lineup including Teleflora's Vibrant Christmas Centerpiece and Teleflora’s Vintage Sleigh Ride Bouquet. I like that they are always made by hand and delivered to your doorstep by a local florist, ready to enjoy from the moment they arrive, and complete with a keepsake container. Order yours at Teleflora.com.

You know I always love a beautifully crafted charcuterie board during the holidays. But when a last-minute gift exchange pops up or your in-laws drop in, think smaller and quickly achievable boards using delicious Kellogg’s Crackers. With Kellogs Crackers on-hand and 10 minutes to spare, you can quickly and easily create an impressive charcuterie spread for any guest! Flavorful and versatile, Town House, Toasteds, Carr’s and Club crackers pair perfectly with any topping. Look for the QR code on their holiday-themed packages for great-tasting charcuterie board recipes that fit the needs of any guest. Check out Kelloggs.com/SpreadJoy for more info.

Another must on my charcuterie boards that can make or break a great board is your quality of olives. With Pearls, you know you’re covered. From buttery Black Ripe Olives to blue cheese or garlic-stuffed Specialties, mix and match savory olives with your favorite accouterments for an easy appetizer. Whether you’re making your family’s favorite traditional recipes or cocktail for entertaining, Pearls are America's favorite olive for good reason. They’re a family-owned company so know that when you buy Pearls to share this holiday season, you’re buying the best. Click here to learn more.

For an easy appetizer this holiday season, you can’t go wrong with bacon. I created these Bacon Lollipops using the thick cut Wright Brand Applewood Smoked Bacon for a sweet and savory bite. Simply skewer the bacon and grill it to a tender perfection, then glaze it with ancho pepper honey to give it a little sweet heat. I use Wright Brand because their hand cut, hand-trimmed, and real-wood smoked bacon recipe has been perfected for over 100 years, ensuring the light, fruity and slightly sweet aroma and taste of applewood is present in every bite. You can find it in the refrigerator aisle of your grocery store. Click here to learn more. Want that delicious Bacon Lollipop recipe - click here!

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