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Festive recipes and ideas to make holidays special throughout the year!
This book makes it easy to whip up party food and fun all year long. You'll find plenty of delicious ways to celebrate seventeen of the year's most delightful holidays, plus tips and suggestions to make every occasion an event to remember.
* 140 delectable recipes, such as Sour Cream and Onion Burgers (Fourth of July), Cheese Pumpkins (Halloween) and Champagne Cookies (New Year's Eve)
* Recipe variations and do-ahead options to make entertaining super-easy and super-special
* Do-it-yourself decorations and centerpieces, from Sealed with a Kiss Cards (Valentine's Day) to Sugar-Filled Glass Ornaments (Christmas)
* Complete holiday menus, including main dishes, sides and desserts-plus great beverages, too!
* Kid-friendly dishes everyone will love, like Best Mashed Potatoes (Easter), Chocolate Sweetheart Cake (Valentine's Day) and Ginger Applesauce (Hanukkah)
"You absolutely can make holiday meals with ease and with pleasure!" says slow-cooker champion Phyllis Pellman Good.
Her latest collection, Fix-It and Forget-It Christmas Cookbook: 600 Slow-Cooker Holiday Recipes, will fill your head with menu ideas, give you gentle guidance with each recipe, and deliver dishes that your friends and family will love.
"Stop your fretting. Put an end to the nightmares. Get out your slow cookers!" Good urges.
"These are 600 stand-out, slow-cooker recipes - all from home cooks from across the country.
"These are 600 manageable, slow-cooker recipes - from cooks who want to feast with their loved ones without being exhausted and frazzled."
"Most of us prepare dozens of meals during the 60 days between early November and early January. Your slow cooker and these recipes can come to your rescue - whether you're making late suppers, family brunches, hot drinks in the afternoon, or scrumptious meals of celebration from Thanksgiving to New Year's."
Throwing a party—big or small, simple or extravagant—just got easier. Whether you're planning your first big holiday celebration or your twentieth, you'll find this memory-making treasury an invaluable hospitality guide for all occasions.
Over 350 recipes, 32 menus, and nearly 250 color photographs team up to make this the ultimate holiday entertaining guide. Take the guesswork out of meal planning with complete menus and time-saving game plans–one for every menu. Make entertaining a joy with casual-fare menus, for when you're entertaining family and close friends, and more dressed-up menus, for when you want to go all out.
You'll love the make-ahead ease of the Harvest Fare menu that features Bourbon-Glazed Ham and Out-of-this-World Scalloped Potatoes. The Easygoing, Family Breakfast, with its Breakfast Pizza and Cheesy Baked Grits, will delight the entire family. Don't miss the Coffee and Chocolate Party that offers such indulgences as Mocha Fondue, in addition to tips on setting up a coffee bar. The Classic Christmas Dinner, with its entrée choice of Marinated Cornish Hens or Marinated Turkey Breast, will have you preparing this meal year-round rather than waiting for Christmas Day! You'll be ready for every Yuletide event with menus for brunches, buffets, and cocktail parties, as well as a New Year's Day feast.
What could be a homier holiday tradition than making Christmas cookies? Find everything you need in this inviting, illustrated cookbook.
Here is a charming holiday cookbook that is sure to turn an aromatic pastime into a favorite family ritual. Clearly presented and cheerfully illustrated, these seventeen recipes — from shortbread to snickerdoodles to stained-glass Christmas trees — are accented with useful tips and intriguing bits of Christmas lore (like the notion that candy canes represent the staffs held by shepherds at the Nativity). Young bakers will be eager to roll up their sleeves and start in!
The perfect holiday gift-a bonus edition of Betty Crocker's beloved Big Red cookbook
Rediscover the holidays and Betty Crocker with this fresh edition of America's most trusted cookbook. This festive bonus edition gives cooks a special boost this fall and winter with an extra 32-page holiday section chock-full of recipes, photos, menus and tips for Halloween, Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas and New Year's. For each holiday, there is a range of ideas to suit different needs. Couples planning a Thanksgiving dinner for two, health-conscious eaters looking for alternatives to traditional holiday fare, parents looking for homemade Halloween treats, busy cooks wanting do-ahead party tips-all will find recipes and how-to's to celebrate the season in style. Delicious and appealing approaches to Giftable Cookies and Easy Party Platters will help readers make their holidays shine. A handsome new cover design calls attention to this bonus edition, giving it an attractive and gifty appeal.
Of course, this edition also includes all of the terrific content and features that make it a kitchen essential-over 1,000 classic and contemporary recipes, more than 300 color photos, clear instructions, helpful tips and more. A comprehensive cookbook with holiday flair, the Betty Crocker Cookbook, Bonus Edition is ideal for both new and experienced cooks on everyone's list.
"The section devoted to 'Edible Presents' is particularly outstanding! No Christmas cuisine collection can be considered complete without the inclusion of A Simply Delicious Irish Christmas." -The Midwest Book Review Bookwatch Known throughout Ireland for her popular Simply Delicious television show and for her best-selling series of cookbooks, the Queen of Irish Cooking turns her attention to preparing simple, stress-free Christmas dishes. By following these recipes, anyone can minimize preparation time and reduce frustration while maximizing results and increasing the quality and flavor of the dishes. A meal of Traditional Roast Goose with Potato Stuffing and Apple Sauce, Champ, and Plum Pudding provides a true taste of the Emerald Isle yet is extremely easy to create. These dishes also are easy to cook ahead of time to avoid hectic last-minute preparation. White Christmas Cake may be kept for at least a week without freezing, while St. Stephen's Day Pie freezes quite well. As simple as these dishes are to prepare, they are even more delightful to present. After serving Old-Fashioned Roast Turkey with Fresh Herb Stuffing and Bread Sauce, hosts may dazzle their guests with a variety of edible presents, including Doreen's Fudge, Marzipan Dates, and even a Chocolate Christmas Tree. Nothing could be simpler-or more delicious.
Celebrate Italian style with Mary Ann Esposito's new collection of recipes. Mary Ann, best-selling author and host of public television's popular cooking show Ciao Italia, shares recipes and menus for every occasion. From a pasta buffet for a crowd to an informal Christmas Eve family dinner, her easy-to prepare dishes are presented in her trademark style -- with reminiscences of growing up in an Italian-American household.Celebrations Italian Style includes charming folktales, written by Mary Ann and illustrated by acclaimed artist Tomie dePaola, and glorious color photographs of Mary Ann's recipes.
Mary Ann offers a unique blend of recipes and menus culled from her family archives and from today's Italian kitchen. Start Thanksgiving Dinner by adding an American classic to an Italian standard in Pumpkin Risotto. Savor Mary Ann's fondly remembered rehearsal dinner escarole-and-meatball Wedding Soup, or Nonna Galasso's Cheese Rind Soup, flavored with leftover ends of Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese.
Two chapters are entirely devoted to breads; one for the special breads of Christmas, Easter, and saints' days, such as Gubana, Easter Dove Bread, and the Eyes of Saint Lucy, and the other for everyday breads such as semolina, whole wheat, and dinner rolls. Easy-to-preparemain courses include Little Pork Purses filled with Fontina cheese, prosciutto and leeks, a dramatically packaged Chicken in Paper, and Spicy Cold Beef Rolls with artichoke hearts, bell peppers, and capers.
Polish Holiday Cookery acquaints readers with traditional Polish foods associated with various occasions and furnishes countless cooking tips and serving suggestions. This "instruction manual for the culturally aware Polish American" offers more than 400 recipes, along with a lexicon of basic foods and culinary concepts, ingredients and procedures, and sample menus. The clearly-written recipes facilitate the preparation of the dishes and their incorporation in the Polish-American mainstream culture.
Polish Holiday Cookery covers holidays such as Christmas and Easter, as well as celebrations year-round. Ideas for banquets, picnics, dinners, and family favorites abound throughout, ensuring that cooks have a selection of dishes for any occasion.
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