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‘Tis the season for holiday parties— and pop-ins from friends and family. How can you change up your entertaining routine and make this holiday season your most fun yet?  It starts with blending beloved holiday traditions with new entertaining trends.

Entertaining Expert Ceci Carmichael shows you how to turn up the heat and add zest to your next holiday gathering with the latest party trends and holiday recipes!

Did you know 30 million families are likely to make a Green Bean casserole this year, according to Del Monte? Ceci will share her tips for creating this All-American classic and let you know how to vote for America’s Favorite Version of the Green Bean Casserole and win a cash prize.

 Ceci Carmichael discusses:

  • Hot holiday party themes (group activities, crafting, mixing holiday traditions)
  • Planning and preparation tips for enjoying your own parties
  • Food and drink trends (casual food & service, new twists on old favorites)
  • How you can be eligible to win up to $1,000

About Ceci Carmichael:

Ceci Carmichael offers quick cooking ideas on Good Food Fast with Family Circle. She’s also hosted several television shows including Simplify Your Life on the Fine Living Network and Family Circle and Calling All Cooks on the Food Network.

As a certified chef who trained at the Institute of Culinary Education in New York City, she specializes in finding quick and easy ways to cook up delicious meals the whole family can enjoy. One of her habits includes barbecuing in winter, preferably, in a foot of snow. She cites Lucille Ball and Julia Child as her childhood heroes. Her other interests include horseback riding, skiing, marathon running, scuba diving, Tennis and Kayaking.

She lives outside of New York City with her husband and 2 children.

Interview provided Jura Coffee, Del Monte, Frito-Lay