Every family has slightly different traditional holiday fare, but we are pulling from our own favorite family traditions for this edition.

Starting with appetizers, we always had a snack table while the ladies all converged in the kitchen to pull together our magnificent Christmas feast.

When I was young, our family spread was pretty classic Nebraska fare: deviled eggs, a relish tray consisting of carrot sticks, celery, sweet pickles and olives, and my personal favorite, the ham dill pickle roll-ups. So we put a bit of a twist on this holiday classic, while keeping it quick and easy. Plus, little ones have fun helping put these together.

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After 18 years working in the food and beverage industries of Chicago and San Francisco, Angela and Carolyn started a private chef and catering company, Life’s a Feast, in the tri-state area. They embrace their passion of cooking, entertaining, and creating one-of-a-kind experiences for their clients. Carolyn and Angela now share their passion with viewers on their cable show Life’s a Feast, available on Mediacom and their YouTube channel, Life’s a Feast LLC. Both share their expertise on food and wine on our website, their website, as well as their Facebook page. Recipes and photos are the copyrighted and intellectual property of Life’s a Feast, LLC.


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