like when you film a holiday special in April. Believe it or not that is when we shot the holiday special for season 2 of Kelsey’s Essentials. Try finding cranberries or kumquats in the spring! I thought a lot about filming a holiday special that had a unique angle and did my best to develop recipes that I felt captured traditional holiday flavors served up in a slightly different way.
Entertaining friends and family during the holidays doesn’t always mean baking a whole turkey, ham, or cake: bite size savory and sweet treats are quick ways to get the taste of the holidays to your guests in no time. I combined my favorite flavors from a turkey feast into one bite with potato latkes topped with smoked turkey leg and sweet kumquat chutney. My favorite stuffing recipe packs big flavor especially when served in little crispy prosciutto cups. For dessert, it’s all about a twist on a classic: Gingerbread cake truffles mixed with lemon ginger icing dipped in melted white chocolate and topped with toasted pistachios. (how is THAT for a recipe name?!)
Hopefully these recipes give you some great ideas for packing all of that holiday flavor into bite sized morsels! Tune in this week Friday, December 2nd at 5:00 ET for the recipes and ideas.