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Al Roker's Hassle-Free Holiday Cookbook: More Than 125 Recipes for Family Celebrations All Year Long
by Al Roker Details
Al Roker presents more than 125 simple and casual recipes that will make your holiday gatherings stress free and special. Here are traditional American favorites for every occasion, from no-cook appetizers and simple side dishes to manageable main courses, and of course, plenty of grilling and outdoor food.
Chocolate Holidays: Unforgettable Desserts for Every Season
by Alice Medrich Details
Dramatic, seductive, playful, infinite in its variety, otherworldly in its taste: It's chocolate, and here's all the impetus you need to indulge your passion for it every day of the year. Alice Medrich, renowned for impeccable recipes that produce stellar results, has written "Chocolate Holidays" especially for people who love to bake but don't have enough hours in the day. Without compromising on flavor, texture, or ingredients, she pares down the preparation steps, teaches us resraint, and comes up with fifty amazing recipes, each a little jewel of elegance and simplicty.
Complete party planner : over 120 delicious recipes and party ideas for every occasion
by Annabel Karmel Details
The ultimate celebration guide,Complete Party Plannerwill help you finesse life's special occasions, from birthday parties to Mother's Day, Fourth of July to Christmas.
Easter sweets and treats
by Ruth Owen Details
A festival of rebirth and renewal -- Before you begin cooking -- Easter brunch eggs -- Easter bunny cookies -- Carrot cake -- Easter nest cupcakes -- Homemade Easter eggs -- Deviled Easter eggs. Summary Contains recipes with step-by-step instructions for making Easter treats, including Easter bunny cookies, carrot cake, cupcakes, deviled eggs, brunch eggs, and homemade chocolate eggs.
Gather : the art of paleo entertaining
by Hayley Mason Details
Organized by season, the authors present menus for a variety of occasions throughout the year, all following the grain-free requirements of the Paleo diet plan. Contents Spring. Takeout fake-out -- Casual Sunday brunch -- Springtime tea party -- Easter lunch -- Backyard picnic -- Summer. A night in Tuscany -- Midsummer garden party -- Tropical getaway -- A taste of Cuba -- Urban escape -- Fall. Harvest dinner -- Spooky supper -- Thanksgiving feast -- Winter. Hunter-gatherer feast -- Birthday celebration -- Winter holiday -- New Year's cocktail party.
Happy Holidays from the Diva of Do-Ahead: A Year of Feasts to Celebrate with Family and Friends
by Diane Phillips Details
This book is the follow-up to the successful "Perfect Party Food." "Happy Holidays from the Diva-of Do-Ahead" brings the same how-to and do-ahead approach to creating menus for 12 holidays -- with special emphasis on Thanksgiving and Christmas -- as well as tips on recipe variations, decorating, and serving.
Jewish Holiday Cooking: A Food Lover's Classics and Improvisations
by Jayne Cohen Details
Jayne Cohen shares a wide-ranging collection of traditional Jewish recipes, as well as inventive new creations and contemporary variations on the classic dishes. More than just a cookbook, this is the definitive guide to celebrating the Jewish holidays. Cohen provides practical advice and creative suggestions on everything from setting a Seder table with ritual objects to accommodating vegan relatives. The book is organized around the major Jewish holidays and includes nearly 300 recipes and variations, plus suggested menus tailored to each occasion, all conforming to kosher dietary laws.
Taste of Home Celebrations Cookbook
by Jean Steiner Details
Here is a sumptuous collection of more than 400 classic family recipes to help you celebrate every occasion throughout the year. From formal meals to casual dinners, from impromptu parties to brunch buffets -- here is a year's worth of appealing appetizers, side dishes, breads, entrees, and desserts that will take the worry out of what to make for every holiday and family celebration.
Updated 09/15/2014
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