Christmas Cooking For Dummies

Christmas Cooking For Dummies

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Look no further for tips and recipes for whipping up a dazzling array of delicious holiday meals - without stress! Christmas is the biggest holiday of the year -- and Americans traditionally love to celebrate the season with food, food, and more food. This easy guide shows cooks of every generation how to plan and prepare scrumptious seasonal treats. It includes:*100 delicious recipes for hassle-free holiday meals, including Warm White Bean Dip, Four-Cheese* Spinach Lasagne, and Chocolate Truffle Tart* Tips, checklists, and charts, plus step-by-step guides and shopping lists for special holiday meals, including a Christmas Tree-Trimming Party* A special section on Christmas decorating and food gifts from the kitchen*16 pages of color photos featuring holiday meal recipes and kitchen-made gifts and decorations
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Product details

  • Paperback | 358 pages
  • 194 x 234 x 20mm | 718g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • illustrations, (some colour )
  • 0764554077
  • 9780764554070
  • 831,600

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Includes over 100 foolproof recipes plus meal-planningguides

Give yourself a Christmas gift -- stress-free holidaycooking!

Cooking for Christmas doesn't have to ruin your holiday spirit.With this book you'll prepare great meals for holiday parties, family feasts, even shopping-night dinners -- plus makeirresistible food gifts and festive food decorations. You'll findfood shoping tips, cooking shortcuts, and delicious recipes forBaked Fresh Ham with Herbs, Roast Prime Rib, Classic Sugar Cookies, Chocolate Truffle Tart, and more!

Discover how to:

Fit cooking into your Christmas to-do-listStock Your Christmas pantryAdjust menus for different-size groupsCook simple dishes or go "all out"Include the kids in holiday preparations
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Table of contents

Introduction. How to Use This Book. How This Book is Organized. Part I: Gearing Up for Christmas Cooking. Chapter 1: Making Christmas Special and Stress Free. Chapter 2: Taking Inventory: Ingredients, Tools, and Techniques for Holiday Cooking. Chapter 3: Making Magic with Christmas Menus. Part II: Holiday Meals: Opening Acts. Chapter 4: Drinks, Anyone? Chapter 5: Appetizers. Chapter 6: Salads and Soups. Part III: Holiday Meals: The Main Event and Sideshows. Chapter 7: Breakfast Dishes. Chapter 8: Preparing the Main Dish for the Main Event. Chapter 9: Complementing the Main Dish with a Chorus of Sides. Chapter 10: Relishing the Season with Sauces Sweet and Savory. Part IV: Holiday Meals: Finishing Touches Chapter 11: Visions of Sugarplums...Christmas Cookies, Candies, and Confections. Chapter 12: Cakes, Pies, Puddings, Tarts, and Trifle. Chapter 13: Baking Breads, Scones, and Muffins for the Holidays. Part V: It's Looking a Lot Like Christmas: Finishing Touches. Chapter 14: Simple Decorations from the Kitchen. Chapter 15: Edible Gifts. Part VI: The Part of Tens. Chapter 16: Ten Best Holiday Cooking and Entertaining Tips. Chapter 17: Ten Great Mail-Order Sources for Ingredients and Tools. Appendix: Metric Conversion Guide. Index. Book Registration Information.
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About Dede Wilson

Dede Wilson, CCP, contributes to Bon Appetit and Pastry and Design magazine and to NBC's Todayshow. She is also the Food and Entertaining expert for
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