This four-ingredient app will make you look like the most legit holiday host ever

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This paid content was created in partnership with Queen City Audio Video & Appliances. 


Getting ready to play host for the holidays? We teamed up with Queen City Audio Video & Appliances, Jenn-Air and Chef Blake Mitkoff, founder and CEO of Inside Chef, to hook you up with three super simple recipes with lots of festive flare.

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Inside Chef is a service that connects you with local professional chefs to come to your home or party site at a fraction of the cost of a caterer, so Chef Blake is a PRO at quick holiday bites. Here are three of his favorites:

Pistachio roasted goat cheese stuffed figs

1/4 c pistachios
1 c goat cheese crumble
1 package of dry figs
Bottle of balsamic glaze

Pour boiling water over figs.
Cover figs and let soak for 20 mins.
Cut top of figs and fill with goat cheese.
Sprinkle pistachios on top and roast in oven for 10 mins on 350 degrees.
Pull out of over and drizzle balsamic glaze on top.

Warm up the fire Sparkling Cider

Yields 6 glasses

1 lemon wedge
1 sprig rosemary
1/4 c. cinnamon-sugar
1 (24-fl oz.) bottle sparkling cider, chilled
1 bottle white wine, chilled
1/3 c. cinnamon whiskey
2 apples, thinly sliced, some reserved for garnish
Cinnamon sticks, for serving

Mix all ingredients and let soak. Save some apples to garnish on top.
Use lemon to wet the glasses then dip in cinnamon sugar.
Fill up your glass for a nice drink or pre-mix a pitcher before guests arrive.

Irish cream snickerdoodle cookies

Irish cream frosting
4 cups powder sugar
1 cup salted butter
1/3 cup Irish cream 

Cookies
1 1/2 cups white sugar
1/2 cup butter softened
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 eggs
2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons white sugar (to sprinkle)
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon (to sprinkle)

Combine all cookie ingredients.
Bake at 350 degrees for 12-15 mins.
Sprinkle sugar and cinnamon on top.
Once cool, add Irish Cream Frosting. 

About the appliances

Whether you’re a newbie to the kitchen or a total pro, having high quality appliances makes everything you do faster and more convenient.

I got to watch a Jenn-Air induction cooktop in action, and the sensor boil function is truly amazing – it can select the optimal power level to bring water to a boil FAST, beeps when it reaches boiling point, then adjusts the power level for you so it minimizes the chances of boiling over.

And as you plan out your holiday baking, take a look at Jenn-Air’s Double Wall Oven. Not only does it work with Google Home and Amazon Alexa (super convenient), but its “no preheat” feature uses a powerful two-fan convection system to heat the oven extremely quickly.

“This Jenn-Air oven is one of the best ovens I’ve ever used,” says Chef Blake. “It helps you get that perfect timing – creamy, soft center in the cookies. It’s the best.”

Learn more

Experience it for yourself – visit the pros at any of Queen City’s 6 locations, including their beautiful new Home Store in Pineville with appliances and furniture offerings.


This paid content was created in partnership with Queen City Audio Video & Appliances. 

 

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