Katie O’s Food Carnival s4 e10: Holiday Gathering Gifts and Bites

What a dilema…What should I bring? What should I give the Host? Katie shares all her secrets to make you the rock star guest at this years holiday gathering

Soups and bites (Roasted tomato soup, Roasted tomato goat cheese scones, Parma frico crisps, Green tomato soup, Cajun remoulade, Mini corn muffins with fresh corn, honey and cheddar, Whipped honey butter). Spiced Nuts and Goodies (Ancho chili and kafir lime cashews, Sweet and spicy macadamia nuts, Cinnamon and sugar toasted pecans, Bloody Mary spiced peanuts, Rosemary smoked almonds, Sesame bacon candy). Stuffed Olives (Blue cheese stuffed, Anchovy stuffed, Pickled garlic stuffed, Sundried tomato stuffed)

Syrups for drinks (rosemary infused simple syrup, Lemon and lavender simple syrup, candied lemon twists, Fresh reduced unsweetened raspberry coulis, Fresh squeezed orange and fresh mango puréed into syrup for drinks). Sweets (Chocolate dipped pretzels with holiday decorations (rods and knots), Jumbo marshmallows chocolate dipped with peppermint, Hot chocolate powder mix, White chocolate full covered dipped graham crackers with red and green chocolate decorations, Oreo cookie balls, Ginger bread cookies, Snicker doodles, Oatmeal cookies with raisins, Oatmeal cookies with white chocolate and cherries , Frosted holiday sugar cookies)

What to bring to a party

Drinks (KATIE’s special recipe infused water, Grilled Florida sweet shrimp presented like Bloody Mary shrimp cocktail in shot glass celery garnish like the Bloody Mary
Full Bottle of vodka kettle one or absolute

Hors d’oeuvres bite sized wraps. (Turkey club with tarragon mayonnaise, London broil arugula tomato tossed in lemon garlic herb olive oil parmesan cheese lemon mayonnaise with a hint of truffle oil and cracked black pepper, Beets and goat cheese with balsamic drizzle )

Salads in 9oz tumblers (Salad de Provence , Chopped Greek salad)

Easy to serve (Spanakopita with tzatziki Green Harissa and Red Harissa, Taramosalate with sesame crusted sliced bread, Lemon and fresh dill, Baked goat cheese with rustic tomato sauce and basil, Grilled garlic bread, Pigs in a Blanket good fortune circle with rosemary garnish, Pull apart cheese prosperity tree

Pickled vegies (Asparagus, Colorful carrots, Mushrooms, Sweet cherry peppers, Green beans)

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