We are all about to embark upon the heart of the holiday season, and that means parties and get-togethers all over Monmouth & Ocean Counties.

You can't walk into someone's home empty-handed. You have to bring something nice. After all, it is the holiday season. So, what should you bring?  Personally, I am sick of just bringing a bottle of wine that was in my wine rack for 7 years because I didn't want it. Oh, don't act so surprised. You've done it, too. And if you haven't done it, I promise, you've had it done to you.

So, this year I wanted to break the mold. I want to be able to bring something that the host or hostess will actually appreciate, and might even serve. I want to be the bringer of the item that's the hit of someone else's party.

So, I turned to my friend Lisa Porada, owner and Executive Pastry Chef at the legendary Chocolate Carousel on Belmar Blvd. in Wall to give a few suggestions for great treats to bring to your holiday party. No one is more expert to do this than she is. And she didn't just give me a few suggestions. She gave us a Top 10. Awesome!

So, I absolutely had to share it with you. Here it is. Enjoy!

Top 10 Treats For Your Christmas Bash

That is an amazing list, and now there is no excuse not to shine the minute you walk into the door of the party. One thing about a Christmas Bash is that you have to come prepared.

Thanks to Lisa from Chocolate Carousel for all the great ideas, and all the sweet treats!

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