Celebrate the Holidays with the Help of King Kullen

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King Kullen offers tips for holiday cooking, baking and decorating.

The holiday season is a busy time of year, with lots of get-togethers, parties and events. Whether hosting or attending, King Kullen makes it easy to plan ahead and get ready for a smooth celebration. This year, King Kullen is offering their customers advice and tips on how to get the most out of the holiday season, with fun decorating ideas, meal options and more.

Getting the house ready for holiday guests can sometimes be a challenge, but a few simple tricks can turn the home into a winter wonderland. Start with a festive centerpiece. One easy idea is to place candles on a platter and surround them with jingle bells, peppermints, holly or mini-ornaments. Whatever is on hand can make a great addition.

Turn items around the house into holiday gifts by simply tying a bow around them. This can look great on solid-color pillows and across windows. Use scrapbook paper to make a cone-shaped tree to display on a tabletop. Easy and inexpensive, this is a great way to decorate a room quickly.

The holiday season is a great time to get crafty, too. Try making ornaments instead of buying them this year. This will save money, and they’re sure to mean a lot more when they’re handmade by someone special. They also make great gifts for loved ones. Try making these swirl ornaments: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/199917670934514737/ or use popsicle sticks for these creations: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/199917670934523943/. King Kullen has tons of great holiday craft ideas on their Pinterest page. Check it out today to get even more great ideas!

When getting ready for a holiday party, it’s important to stay organized. Being the host means lots of work, but keeping a list can help make the process easy. Try doing as much as possible before the day of the party, including cooking and preparing as many appetizers, side dishes and desserts as possible.

King Kullen makes it easy to prepare a delicious holiday meal. Get all the ingredients necessary for the entire meal with just one stop at the nearest King Kullen location. King Kullen always stocks the freshest ingredients, so guests are sure to enjoy everything you make. King Kullen can also help customers with recipe ideas and cooking tips.

Start by preparing the appetizers. Make a cheese and grape platter in the shape of a Christmas tree or make these easy cranberry feta pinwheels: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/199917670934524242/. For side dishes, stick with classics like a green bean casserole and mashed potatoes, or try something new like these delicious cranberry orange roasted Brussels sprouts: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/199917670934487982/.

For the main event, choose ham, roast beef or pork loin. Ask a King Kullen staff member for tips on picking the right one and how best to cook it. Lasagna is another great option for the holiday meal that’s easy to make and is always a hit with guests.

End the evening with some fantastic desserts. Make the classic apple or pumpkin pies, or go for something even more festive. Santa Hat Brownies are a cute, bite-size treat that guests are sure to enjoy: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/199917670934524036/. Or, make this Christmas Crack that is sure to be a favorite: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/199917670934487918/. Find more great recipe ideas on King Kullen’s Pinterest page.

King Kullen is ready to help customers make the holidays easy this year. Stop in to the nearest location to find everything needed to have a great celebration.

About the company:
Headquartered in Bethpage, New York, King Kullen Grocery Co., Inc. is recognized by the Smithsonian Institution as America’s first supermarket. Michael J. Cullen opened the doors of King Kullen in 1930. Today, four generations later, King Kullen is still family-owned and operated. It remains a leader in the supermarket industry. From that very first store in 1930, King Kullen today operates 37 supermarkets and five Wild by Nature stores across Long Island. In addition to traditional grocery, King Kullen features a large catering and prepared foods department, freshly-baked breads and sweets, and healthy and organic areas, with pharmacies in many stores as well.

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