MISSION, Kan., Nov. 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- (Family Features) For many families, the opportunity to host cherished relatives and house guests is a treasured holiday tradition. This year, take your entertaining to a new level with distinctive recipes and decorating ideas featuring a signature ingredient.
A familiar, yet unexpected, ingredient such as California grapes can elevate a wide array of dishes in flavor, texture and appearance to help make the holidays extra special. While you'll surely dedicate plenty of attention to the holiday feast, don't forget about serving up breakfast for the guests who arrive early or stay past the festivities. A rich, nutty pancake topped with juicy grapes serves up a joyful way to start the day. Then, for the big event, put a unique twist on traditional favorites with this stunning Golden Beet and Grape Salad and Grape and Wild Rice Stuffing. Find more ideas to take your holiday menu to new heights at grapesfromcalifornia.com. Grape and Wild Rice StuffingServings: 4 1 can (14.5 ounces) vegetable broth 1/2 cup water 1/2 cup brown rice 1/2 cup wild rice 1/2 cup chopped onion 1/2 cup chopped celery 1/2 cup chopped apple 1 tablespoon butter or margarine 1 teaspoon minced fresh sage 1/4 teaspoon pepper 2 cups California seedless red grapes salt, to taste Heat oven to 350 F. Bring broth and water to boil; add brown and wild rice. Reduce heat, cover and simmer 45-55 minutes, or until rice is tender and liquid is absorbed.