December 20, 2013 09:21 ET

Host a Holiday Party to Remember With Jamie Gwen

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Dec 20, 2013) - The holidays are a hectic time and there's added stress and pressure for those hosting a holiday gathering. Lifestyle expert and certified sommelier, Chef Jamie Gwen, offers some tips for holiday entertaining.

Your kitchen appliances can make a big difference in how much effort you have to make. Take the Samsung Slide-In Range with FlexDuo Oven, for example. Not only is it downright gorgeous and makes your kitchen totally show off worthy, but it's a single oven that gives you double oven efficiency. It's big enough to fit your turkey and sliding in the Smart Divider allows you to cook multiples dishes at two different temperatures at the same time.

When you're entertaining large groups during the holiday season, have plenty of hors d'oeuvres on hand. Libby's® Fruits and Vegetables offers a wide variety of products that are convenient and affordable, and can help you create delicious dishes -- like a Roasted Beet Salsa and Brie appetizer. When you add Libby's® to your holiday meal, you'll get a nutritious and delicious result at an affordable price.

If you are hosting a soiree large or small, have a signature festive cocktail on-hand to serve your guests-such as a Kahlúa Espresso Martini. Kahlúa is the quintessential liqueur to have on hand this holiday season, whether giving as a gift, adding to a seasonal cocktail or impressing your friends and guests by incorporating it into desserts and even savory dishes. With some amazing seasonal flavors, you'll have endless options when it comes to holiday entertaining.

While people love spending time with family, staying under the same roof might be a little too much. This holiday season, alleviate that stress of being a houseguest by staying at Embassy Suites Hotels instead. Embassy Suites offers spacious two-room suites, complimentary cooked-to-order breakfast and nightly evening receptions with free appetizers and drinks -- perfect for traveling families! You can even enter to win a free two-night stay at any Embassy Suites location by going to their Facebook page and sharing your good house guest or travel related tip until December 29.

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