Season 1, Episode 3

Christmas Tree Cutting Party

Even cutting the tree is a party when friends gather at a Christmas tree farm for a warm and cozy meal by the fire of cioppino, roasted garlic bread, hot peppermint chocolate and Christmas cookies. Turn a Christmas chore into a unique celebration!

GamePlan
Day Before Party:

  • Cook sugar, blend with whipped egg whites, and assemble dough for Torrone, allow to mix in mixer for 15 minutes.

  • Place prepped and tin foil wrapped garlic in the oven to roast for Roasted Garlic Bread.

  • Finish dough for Torrone, pan it and refrigerate overnight.

  • Remove garlic from the oven, mash into paste and mix into a butter. Refrigerate.

2 Hour Before Party:

  • Begin broth and sear fish and scallops for Cioppino, allow to broth to simmer without fish for 30 minutes.

1/2 Hour Before Party:

  • Add fresh herbs to Cioppino, sear and remove clams, crabs and shrimp.

  • Mix and heat up mulled wine, pour into a pre-heated thermos.

  • Mix hot chocolate, pour into pre-heated thermos.

  • Place Schnapps, two thermos’, bread, garlic butter, Torrone, Cioppino broth, and seared fish into a preheated cooler to transport.

At Party:

  • Serve hot cocktails.

  • Grill garlic for Roasted Garlic Bread.

  • Reheat Cioppino broth.

  • Take out softened jalapeno chilies from broth and mash into a garnish.

  • Spread Grilled bread with garlic butter, allow it to melt and serve.

  • Add fish and shellfish back into Cioppino, simmer for one minute and serve.

  • Slice up Torrone, eat and enjoy.

Wine Recommendation
Gargiulo Vineyards Merlot

See Tune-In Times

Recipes From This Episode

Hot Chocolate with Peppermint Schnapps

Mulled Red Wine

Torrone

Cioppino

Roasted Garlic Bread

Previous Episode

Turkey Goodbye Party

Next Episode

TV Dinner Redux

On TV

Top 5 Restaurants

7:30am | 6:30c

Southern at Heart

8:30am | 7:30c

The Pioneer Woman

9:30am | 8:30c

The Kitchen

11am | 10c

Giada Entertains

12:30pm | 11:30c

Chopped

2pm | 1c

Chopped

3pm | 2c

Chopped

4pm | 3c

Chopped

5pm | 4c

Chopped

6pm | 5c

Chopped

7pm | 6c

Chopped

8pm | 7c
On Tonight
On Tonight

Chopped

9pm | 8c

Chopped

10pm | 9c

Chopped

11pm | 10c

Chopped

12am | 11c

Chopped

1am | 12c

Chopped

2am | 1c

Chopped

3am | 2c