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
Table of Contents
How to Use This Book.
How This Book is Organized.
Part I: Gearing Up for Christmas Cooking.
Chapter 1: Making Christmas Special and
Chapter 2: Taking Inventory: Ingredients,
Tools, and Techniques for Holiday Cooking.
Chapter 3: Making Magic with Christmas
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
Chapter 7: Breakfast Dishes.
Chapter 8: Preparing the Main Dish for the
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,
Chapter 12: Cakes, Pies, Puddings, Tarts,
Chapter 13: Baking Breads, Scones, and
Muffins for the Holidays.
Part V: It's Looking a Lot Like Christmas:
Chapter 14: Simple Decorations from the
Chapter 15: Edible Gifts.
Part VI: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 16: Ten Best Holiday Cooking and
Chapter 17: Ten Great Mail-Order Sources
for Ingredients and Tools.
Appendix: Metric Conversion Guide.
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