1. Bake desserts ahead when possible. If pies or cookies need to be warmed for the party, save your full-size oven and use a small counter-top oven instead, like the Breville Smart Oven. So versatile, you’ll use it for more than just pie warming, trust me. And the Breville Smart Oven? It thinks for you. You must check it out.
2. Finger foods are your friend. As much as we’d like to envision a holiday gathering around a huge dining room table, the reality is – who has the space for that? Most of the holiday parties I host end up with my guests strewn about the kitchen, dining room and living room. Some have tables, but many don’t. When your guests don’t have to balance a plate, forks, spoons, knives, a napkin and a glass on their knees, life is much easier. Gosh, they can even stand and mingle while they eat!