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Those last few holiday parties and celebrations are upon us, and if you re the one who s doing the hosting, there are some simple things you can do to make life easier on yourself. Celebrity Chef and Mixologist Kathy Casey shows us some terrific appetizers and desserts that you can prep ahead of time.

On her menu during this segment:

Appetizers:
Overnight Rosemary Ham & White Cheddar Strata Bites
Lemongrass Chicken Meatballs with Sassy Peanut Sauce

Desserts:
Warm Orange & Pistachio Bittersweet Chocolate Cakes in a Jar with Orange Cream
Pumpkin Panna Cotta with Holiday Ale Caramel Sauce & Sea Salt

Cocktail:
Holiday Manhattan with Spiced Vermouth

Get the recipes for Kathy's dishesor more information about Kathey Casey's show.

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