Credit: Ivan Nikolov/WENN Photo: Kathy and Rich Wakile at the 2011 Life & Style Holiday Party

Wetpaint Entertainment caught up with Real Housewives of New Jersey star Kathy Wakile, and she told us all about her decision to invite Joe and Melissa Gorga over for Christmas last year, and why she doesn’t regret it even though Teresa was angry at her.

She also opens up about her latest venture — a red velvet cocktail!

Read part two of our exclusive interview below, and check out part one here!

Wetpaint Entertainment: Last year, we saw on RHONJ that Teresa was peeved you invited Joey and Melissa over to your house for Christmas Eve. What did you learn from that experience?

When I invited Joe, they were not on the best of terms. I didn’t know if they were going [to Teresa’s] they hadn’t made a decision yet or not. [Viewers] didn’t get a chance to see all that but I encouraged them to spend time wherever they wanted to spend time, they’re grown adults.

It was my intention at their Christmas party to actually try and mend some fences with Teresa and put our disagreement behind us so we could all be together on Christmas Eve and she could come to my house once again like we had done in the past so we could all be together, but I didn’t get that chance. I wanted her parents to come as well.

Having said that, I had encouraged Joe to spend time with his family, make sure that you go there and see your dad, and see your mom, and see your sister. Just know that if you want to stop by, we’re here, but if you don’t end up coming, that’s OK, too. I can’t put pressure on someone to spend time with me. That’s not my place to do that.

Both myself and my mother had encouraged him. I’m not going to tell him he’s not welcome, that’s for darn sure. I want to make sure that he knows he has a place to spend the holiday but first and foremost he should be spending it with his parents       

Were you filming over Thanksgiving? Will you be filming on Christmas?

Our season has wrapped right now so, no.

Who will you be spending Christmas with this year?

Friends and family, my husbands family, my family, and whomever else would love to pop over. We always have a full house, the list always grows. It could change from year to year. We always keep it open that there is a gathering here and whoever wants to come is always welcome to come.  

Any chance the whole Gorga, Wakile, Giudice clan will be together over Christmas this year?

I don’t know. I don’t know what their plans are. I know that Teresa has started to do Christmas Eve at her house, so since we’re already planning to have Christmas Eve here I don’t know that she would change her plans to come here.

What can we expect from Season 4?

You’re going to see a lot of different things. You’re going to be happy to know that there’s a lot of fun things that we’re doing and you’re going to see a little bit more of my sister Rosie and my mom.

You’re going to see a little bit more about my family and my background, my children. We go on vacation, take a few trips. [You’ll see] how our relationships have changed along the way and how they develop with the other ladies. I think it’s going to be a lot of fun.

We love Rosie!

She’s amazing. You’re going to love who she is and what she’s about. You’re going to be happy to see more of her in Season 4.   

How’s the catering business going?

I’m working on my dessert line and I’m in the process of partnering with a bigger company to help me get these orders out. I actually had pastries at a Wetpaint event! It’s getting to be a little bit too much for me to handle and do on my own so I’m in the process of partnering up with another company so they can get the orders out on time and perfecting them for production and getting them out there so people can get them when they want them.

I’m just a one-man show here, I can’t do it all! I’m happy that people like my concept and what I can bring. It was a great turn out that night at that [Wetpaint] event.

I have a prepared cocktail based on my red velvet cake, so it’s a vodka-based prepared cocktail and it tastes just like red velvet cake. It’s called the Red Velvet Cosmo. Right now, it’s in production so I’m hoping that it’ll be in stores beginning of the new year, at the latest we’re thinking Valentines Day.

It’s a pretty red color, it’ll be a great thing to celebrate Valentine’s Day with!