Cookbook Corner - Holiday Cookbooks

Cookbook Corner - Holiday Cookbooks

Holiday Cookbooks

Home Cooking for Holidays, Parties & Special Occasions

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Feast: Food to Celebrate Life
Nigella Lawson's most festive book offers savory, spicy, and delicious recipes for Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukah, Eid, New Year's, Passover, Easter gatherings, and any time you want to celebrate food and life. This book is filled with festive recipes plus tips, tricks, and shortcuts that will ensure you dine with ease, style, and fun.

Barefoot Contessa Parties! Ideas and Recipes for Easy Parties That Are Really Fun
Barefoot Contessa Parties! will ensure that your next party is a fabulous one, She's included everything from drinks and hors d'oeuvres to dessert and coffee, as well as notes about what "surprises," atmospheres, venues, and table decorations lend themselves to each. Almost every recipe is make-ahead and remarkably uncomplicated.

Paula Deen Celebrates!: Best Dishes and Best Wishes for the Best Times of Your Life
In this cookbook, Paula Deen shares how she celebrates a year's worth of holidays and special occasions. She offers 170-plus recipes arranged by menus for traditional holidays and other, sometimes whimsical celebrations. The recipes, which are often Southern-rich, range from the more traditional, such as Shrimp Etouffé, Muffuletta Sandwiches, and Macaroni Salad, to the innovative, including Collard Green Wantons, Grilled Chicken Pita, and Scallop and Bacon Pizza. Sweets include the likes of Old Fashioned Banana Pudding, Gooey Toffee Butter Cake and Margarita Mousse. It includes decorating tips, and "Paula's Pearls of Wisdom" like "treasure today's moment's because they will tomorrow’s memories."

Good Things for Easy Entertaining: The Best of Martha Stewart Living
In this edition of Good Things With Martha Stewart Living, you will find dozens of ideas, projects, and recipes to help you entertain more easily and often. Delicious drinks and hors d'oeuvres, simple lighting projects, beautiful centerpieces, clever place cards, creative table coverings, and luscious desserts round out this inspired collection.

Betty Crocker Christmas Cookbook
Betty Crocker's all-in-one Christmas cooking, decorating and entertaining book helps you get in the spirit, do things ahead, bake special treats, host a party, prepare the Christmas feast, give gifts from your kitchen, and enjoy old and new traditions. It has a great variety of wonderful recipes for the Christmas season!

Christmas With Southern Living 2006
Readers love this gorgeous book year after year because it’s always filled with fresh ideas for fun-filled Christmas celebrations. Decorating, crafting, gift giving, cooking, party planning—they’re all here, with tips and tricks that will have family and friends thinking you’ve been preparing for months.

Comfort & Joy: Cozy Christmas recipes, favorite holiday memories and the sweetest gifts from the heart. (Gooseberry Patch)
Cinnamon, pine, cranberry and sage…and plenty of gingerbread! Comfort & Joy is filled with a sampling of cozy recipes that are sure to warm your family this winter. Try savory chicken with mushrooms, 3-cheese potatoes and parmesan herb bread. Top off the meal with rich and creamy snow cocoa and farmhouse cut-out cookies. Tips include decorating touches that evoke memories of home and Gooseberry Patch also included an entire chapter of crafts and comforting holiday memories you’ll enjoy all season long.

The Twelve Blessings of Christmas
Each section of this festive book is filled with original art and recipes for sweets and treats, party ideas, homemade gift projects, ideas for Christmas traditions, Scripture verses, and more. Tucked inside the front of the book is a small gift card in an envelope for personalizing and a ribbon bookmark with an angel charm to hold your place.

Christmas Cookies from the Whimsical Bakehouse
The Hansens’ cookies have been pleasing loyal customers at their cozy upstate New York bakery for years. Now they bring their customers’ favorite recipes home to you. All of the Hansens’ best cookie creations are here, from simple roll-and-slice cookies to bars and cutouts. Christmas Cookies from the Whimsical Bakehouse is a fanciful, fabulous take on everyone’s favorite holiday treat.

The Essential Book of Jewish Festival Cooking: 200 Seasonal Holiday Recipes and Their Traditions
Organized by season, the ten chapters of this cppkbook cover the major holidays and feast days of the Jewish year, providing more than two hundred tempting recipes, plus menus and tips for creative and meaningful holiday entertaining. In-depth essays opening each chapter illuminate the origins, traditions, and seasonal and biblical significance of each holiday and its foods, making the book a valuable resource for Jewish festival observance. Inspired recipes add a fresh, contemporary twist as they capture the flavors of the traditional seasonal foods.

The New York Times Passover Cookbook : More Than 200 Holiday Recipes from Top Chefs and Writers
This cookbook is a treasure trove of more than 200 recipes that celebrate the delicious festivity of the Passover table. Compiled from Times articles spanning almost fifty years, The New York Times Passover Cookbook represents Jewish cuisine from all over the world. It contains family recipes that have been passed down for generations as well as innovative kosher cuisine from such celebrated chefs as Wolfgang Puck and Alice Waters. Acclaimed Times writers Molly O'Neill, Ruth Reichl, and Mimi Sheraton have all contributed essays on the different ways that the Passover experience has enriched their lives.

Fruits of the Harvest: Recipes to Celebrate Kwanzaa and Other Holidays
Fruits of the Harvest: Recipes to Celebrate Kwanzaa and Other Holidays offers more than 125 treasured recipes from people of African descent all over the world. Also learn about African American culture, including the seven principles of Kwanzaa and how people of African descent all across the globe celebrate the best their cultures have to offer through food and communion.

Haunt Your House For Halloween: Decorating Tricks & Party Treats
Here are 80 eerie projects... scary decorations, ghosts by the window, ghouls in your yard and on fences and porches. Creative ideas for every room and area will make your home the area’s Halloween masterpiece. Bonus: Party recipes, favors, and costumes.

Halloween Merrymaking: An Illustrated Celebration Of Fun, Food, And Frolics From Halloweens Past
This colorful book is a tribute to the mirthful and innocent revels of yesteryear presented with vintage photographs, decorative images, prose, and poetry. Recipes, games, costumes, party ideas, and decorations, along with excerpts from vintage periodicals, show the gaiety that epitomized historic Halloween celebrations with merry conviviality, vibrant imagery, and unbridled fun.

Halloween: The Best of Martha Stewart Living
To help celebrate this ghoulish holiday, the editors of Martha Stewart Living bring us Halloween, a compilation of all the best tricks and treats of the spooky season. Organized in two sections, Halloween makes this holiday so much fun it’s scary. In “Tricking,” pranksters will find all manner of pumpkin carving, eerie lighting, and makeup and decorating ideas. “Treating” provides the recipes for having a Halloween feast or a hanted-house party and ideas for making mischief with kids. This book provides excellent directions, full recipes, and beautiful photos.

Holiday Pumpkins: A Collection of Recipes, Gifts, and Decorations
Filled with more than 30 recipes and 10 craft and decorating ideas, Holiday Pumpkins offers both traditional and contemporary ideas for celebrating Halloween, Thanksgiving, and harvest time. Old favorites such as Old-Fashioned Pumpkin Pie and Pumpkin Soup stand alongside new creations that are sure to become standards. Decorating projects go way beyond carving the perfect jack-o’-lantern; here you’ll find directions for creating Pumpkin Candle Holders, a Pumpkin Wreath, and even Papier-Mâché Trick-or-Treat Baskets.

Thanksgiving (Williams-Sonoma)
Williams-Sonoma Collection Thanksgiving offers easy-to-follow recipes you will want to include in your holiday menu year after year. In these pages, you'll find inspiring first courses and a tempting variety of side dishes and desserts as well as some new ideas for the main course. This vividly photographed, full-color recipe collection will become an essential addition to your kitchen bookshelf.

Betty Crocker Complete Thanksgiving Cookbook
Whether you’re cooking Thanksgiving dinner for the first time or have hosted this celebration for years, here’s all you need to know to make your holiday special. You’ll find the most popular and time-tested recipes for the classics, from roast turkey with pan gravy and bread stuffing to pumpkin, apple and pecan pies and much more. Learn new and innovative ways with the turkey... include brining, grilling, smoking and even deep-frying, plus plenty of inventive ideas for turkey alternatives. It includes how to carve the turkey, make lump-free gravy and roll out pie dough, plus how to safely take food on the road. It has menu ideas to suit everyone, whether vegetarian, diabetic, on a low-fat diet, or a first-time cook, plus easy ways to cook for a crowd of 20 or more. It features mouthwatering color photos and 130 tested and trusted recipes.

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