FRESH Ideas for Holiday Entertaining - KYTX CBS 19 Tyler Longview News Weather Sports

FRESH Ideas for Holiday Entertaining

Posted: Updated:

It's the time of year for holiday parties and if you're considering throwing a party there's simple ways to dress up every day food and keep the party budget low.

For serving, many stores carry small tasting dishes in either ceramic or plastic. They offer an assortment of tasting spoons, small bowls or plates in a variety of sizes. The plastic versions are disposable and can be found at craft and discount stores.

Even if you don't want to spend the money on the tasting dishes several things you may already have in your pantry can be used. Shot glasses, table spoons, saucers, cocktail glasses, goblets or dessert cups can all be dressed up for individual service.

In the FRESH Ideas video, available at tylerpaper.com and cbs19.tv, some of the ideas I demonstrated included tomato soup in shot glasses, Caprese salad in tasting spoons, shrimp cocktail with produce department salsa in individual bowls and sweet potatoes with bacon-honey crumble piped into small geometric bowls.

The garnishes used on the platters and individual items add to the flavor and design of the appetizers. This is what gives the food a final professional touch. Some shavings of parmesan, basil leaves, a drizzle of olive oil or balsamic glaze or a sprinkling of spice is the perfect finish.

The ideas are endless and you can be as creative as the grocery aisle and your budget will allow.

 

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Report: Air Algerie plane vanishes from radar

    Report: Air Algerie plane vanishes from radar

    Thursday, July 24 2014 7:28 AM EDT2014-07-24 11:28:48 GMT
    An Air Algerie flight from Burkina Faso to Algiers has disappeared from radar, the official Algerian news agency said Thursday.  Air navigation services lost track of the plane 50 minutes after takeoff early Thursday, last sited at 1:50 a.m. GMT (10:50p EDT), the agency said.

    More >>
    An Air Algerie flight from Burkina Faso to Algiers has disappeared from radar, the official Algerian news agency said Thursday.  Air navigation services lost track of the plane 50 minutes after takeoff early Thursday, last sited at 1:50 a.m. GMT (10:50p EDT), the agency said.


    More >>
  • In somber ceremony, Dutch welcome home first remains of MH17 victims

    In somber ceremony, Dutch welcome home first remains of MH17 victims

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 12:47 PM EDT2014-07-23 16:47:58 GMT
    CNNCNN
    (CNN) -- A lone bugler sounding the traditional military farewell "Last Post" marked the arrival Wednesday in the Netherlands of the first dead from the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17.More >>
    (CNN) -- A lone bugler sounding the traditional military farewell "Last Post" marked the arrival Wednesday in the Netherlands of the first dead from the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17.More >>
  • Washington family says dog reunited with Texas family belongs to them

    Washington family says dog reunited with Texas family belongs to them

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 10:25 AM EDT2014-07-23 14:25:07 GMT
    It was a joyous reunion for one family and a devastating loss for another. The Miller family of Tyler lost their beloved Maltese named Reese seven years ago. The little white dog escaped while the Millers were visiting family in Balch Springs.More >>
    It was a joyous reunion for one family and a devastating loss for another. The Miller family of Tyler lost their beloved Maltese named Reese seven years ago. The little white dog escaped while the Millers were visiting family in Balch Springs.More >>
Powered by WorldNow

CBS19, MYTX & KCEB
2211 ESE Loop 323
Tyler, TX 75701
Phone (903) 581-2211
Fax (903) 581-5769

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KYTX. All Rights Reserved. Users of this site agree to the Terms of Service, Privacy Notice/Your California Privacy Rights, and Ad Choices.