Gingerbread cookies are baking in the oven, the kids are stringing popcorn garlands and everyone is secretly knitting, stitching or crafting holiday gifts. A homemade holiday is the very best of all, don't you agree? Homemade Christmas is chock-full of scrumptious, easy-to-make recipes for every festive occasion. On a snowy morning, treat the family to Ham & Cheese Quiche, Crispy Maple Bacon and Nan's Cinnamon Rolls. For any busy weeknight, it's hearty Last-Minute Lasagna to the rescue. A holiday get-together with friends and neighbors is extra special with Vintage Party Mix and Savory Sausage Balls for sharing. Before you know it, Christmas Day is here You'll be making memories with a family dinner of Holiday Pork Loin, Sweet Potato Souffl and Grandma's Swiss String Beans...and be sure to save room for a slice of Red Velvet Christmas Cake Gifts from the kitchen are always welcome, so you'll find lots of delectable choices here. Fresh-baked Almond Butter Cookies, Melt-In-Your-Mouth Cookies and Maple Pecan Drops will be a hit at any cookie swap, and who wouldn't love a tin of buttery Homemade Caramels? We've also rounded up fun-to-make gifts like a Cozy Patchwork Scarf and Stained-Glass Votives, plus easy tips for the happiest holiday ever
- popovers, apple fritters, and golden pancakes, perfect for sleepover mornings or birthday breakfasts
- "Interfaith Sliders" one version with ham and another with brisket
- Rosenstrach's legendary chocolate Mud Cake--plus an entire section on birthdays, including a one-size-fits-all party planner that does not rely on pizza
- complete menus for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Eve
- and, of course, dozens of Rosenstrach's signature family dinners: Grilled Soy-Glazed Pork Chops, Harissa Roasted Chicken, Crispy Chickpeas with Yogurt Sauce and Naan, Grilled Spicy Shrimp Tacos with Avocado Butter and Summer Cabbage, and more In this digital, overscheduled age, How to Celebrate Everything helps families slow down, capture the moments that matter--and eat well while doing it. Praise for How to Celebrate Everything
"I have been an ardent fan of Jenny Rosenstrach's beautiful writing for years. I always know that every word of her books will be something to savor, and How to Celebrate Everything will strike a chord with anyone who enjoys family, friends, and delicious food."--Ree Drummond, New York Times bestselling author of The Pioneer Woman Cooks "Enjoy How to Celebrate Everything for the easy-to-follow recipes. But even more satisfying are the wonderful anecdotes of family life and Jenny Rosenstrach's] genial examination of the lasting role that food plays in our lives beyond the plate."--Family Circle (September "What We're Reading" Pick) "With characteristic warmth and humor, Rosenstrach] urges readers to ritualize and celebrate the small moments in family life by sharing stories from her own. . . . Rosenstrach is a skilled storyteller and introduces each occasion with an engaging essay before offering up the much-loved recipes that inspired it. . . . A delicious and delightful ode to the ways family and food intertwine, reinforcing each other."--Booklist "Featured recipes are proven kid friendly and presented with humorous mommy angst and nostalgic commentary . . . Rosenstrach inspires, reminding us that the real celebration is family itself."--Publishers Weekly "This well-designed cookbook comes with a side helping of lifestyle inspiration."--Library Journal
A witty cultural and culinary education, Immoveable Feast is the charming, funny, and improbable tale of how a man who was raised on white bread--and didn't speak a word of French--unexpectedly ended up with the sacred duty of preparing the annual Christmas dinner for a venerable Parisian family.
Ernest Hemingway called Paris a moveable feast--a city ready to embrace you at any time in life. For Los Angeles-based film critic John Baxter, that moment came when he fell in love with a French woman and impulsively moved to Paris to marry her. As a test of his love, his skeptical in-laws charged him with cooking the next Christmas banquet--for eighteen people in their ancestral country home. Baxter's memoir of his yearlong quest takes readers along his misadventures and delicious triumphs as he visits the farthest corners of France in search of the country's best recipes and ingredients. Irresistible and fascinating, Immoveable Feast is a warmhearted tale of good food, romance, family, and the Christmas spirit, Parisian style.
Jamie Oliver's Christmas Cookbook is packed with all the classics you need for the big day and beyond, as well as loads of delicious recipes for edible gifts, party food, and new ways to love those leftovers.It's everything you need for the best Christmas ever. Inside you'll find all the classics as well as tasty alternatives, including: salmon pate, apple and squash soup; roast turkey, goose and venison; nut roast and baked squash; best roasties, baked mash, parsnips, glazed carrots, four ways to do sprouts; gravies and cranberry sauce, meat and vegetarian stuffings; turkey risotto; Christmas trifles, pavlova; chocolate logs, Christmas cake, mince pies, gingerbread, baked camembert, smoked salmon bilinis, hot buttered rum and many, many more delicious recipes. I've got all the bases covered with everything you need for the big day and any feasting meals over the festive period, as well as party fare, edible gifts, teatime treats, cocktails, and of course, exciting ways to embrace and celebrate those leftovers. You'll also find all the deeply important technical info you need, such as cooking charts, and wherever possible, I've designed the recipes to be cooked at the same oven temperature, so you can be efficient with time and oven space, and it'll be super-easy for you to mix and match the different elements and build your own perfect Christmas meal. I haven't held back. This book is the greatest hits, all wrapped up in one Christmas parcel, and I hope you have fun looking through, picking your recipes, and building your own plan. Jamie Oliver
Christmas traditions, particularly those involving food, often honor our ancestors. Throughout the Midwest where Swedish immigrants settled, the dishes placed on the julbord (Christmas table) tell stories about who we are, where we come from, and where we are heading.
In exploring these holiday customs, Patrice Johnson begins with her own family's Christmas Eve gathering, which involves a combination of culinary traditions: allspice-scented meatballs, Norwegian lefse served Swedish style (warm with butter), and the American interloper, macaroni and cheese. Just as she tracks down the meanings behind why her family celebrates as it does, she reaches into the lives and histories of other Swedish Americans with their own stories, their own versions of traditional recipes, their own joys of the season. The result is a fascinating exploration of the Swedish holiday calendar and its American translation.
Featured dishes include yellow pea soup ( rtsoppa) and Swedish pancakes (Svenska pl ttar); assorted Swedish cookies like pepparkakor, rosettes, and meringues; meatballs with pickled cucumber; the julh g, a breakfast pyramid of bread, cheese, fruit, and cookies; and so much more. Come, raise a glass of punsch, hear tell of holidays past, snack on cardamom bread, and celebrate jul the midwestern way.
Kick off the holidays in the kitchen this year Here are kid-friendly projects including easy entres, sweet and savorynoshes, and fantastic crafts to display, wear, or give. Kids will love makingand then eatingcupcakes that look like Christmas ornaments and Snowballs in the Forest, creative little pizzas perfect for little hands. That special someone will be delighted to receive Santas Suds decorated soap or a candy-cane decorated gift tin. With these unique craft and snack ideas, the holidays will certainly be merry and bright.
This cauldron of culinary magic forever banishes the ordinary in eating. A Kitchen Witch's Cookbook by Patricia Telesco combines over 300 carefully selected recipes with bewitching information that will change your approach to cooking, whether you are the chef for yourself, your family, or a roomful of friends.
A Kitchen Witch's Cookbook combines delicious and easy-to-make recipes that span the globe and the centuries. You can use these wonderful dishes for any occasion. You can use a different recipe almost every day of the year and not repeat.
More than a listing of recipes, A Kitchen Witch's Cookbook enables you to use the foods you make to nurture your own magical goals or one provided in the book. Each ingredient's essential magical nature has been carefully considered and combined for a purpose. Here you will discover that apples are good to encourage peace, love, health, and earth magic, while apricots are ideal for romance. Brussels sprouts help in matters of endurance, tenacity, and stability, while horseradish can be used for protection or fiery energy. Over 110 foods are described, from alfalfa sprouts to yogurt.
Every chapter includes some of the tastiest foods you've ever experienced, including:
- Amuletic Appetizers
- Blessed Breadstuffs
- Charmed Cheese
- Enchanted Eggs
- Divine Desserts
- Mystical Meats
- Spellbound Salads
- Visionary Veggies
Mystical and magical lore peppered throughout this book includes how your kitchen utensils are magical tools.
Lidia's Family Table features hundreds of fabulous new dishes that will appeal both to Lidia's loyal following, who have come to rely on her wonderfully detailed recipes, and to the more adventurous cook ready to experiment. - She welcomes us to the table with tasty bites from the sea (including home-cured tuna and mackerel), seasonal salads, and vegetable surprises (Egg-Battered Zucchini Roll-Ups, Sweet Onion Gratinate). - She reveals the secret of simple make-ahead soup bases, delicious on their own and easy to embellish for a scrumptious soup that can make a meal. - She opens up the wonderful world of pasta, playing with different shapes, mixing and matching, and creating sauces while the pasta boils; she teaches us to make fresh egg pastas, experimenting with healthful ingredients-whole wheat, chestnut, buckwheat, and barley. And she makes us understand the subtle arts of polenta- and risotto-making as never before. - She shares her love of vegetables, skillet-cooking some to intensify their flavor, layering some with yesterday's bread for a lasagna-like gratin, blanketing a scallop of meat with saut ed vegetables, and finishing seasonal greens with the perfect little sauce. - She introduces us to some lesser-known cuts of meats for main courses (shoulders, butts, and tongue) and underused, delicious fish (skate and monkfish), as well as to her family's favorite recipes for chicken and a beautiful balsamic-glazed roast turkey. - And she explores with us the many ways fruits and crusts (pie, strudel, cake, and toasted bread) marry and produce delectable homey desserts to end the meal. Lidia's warm presence is felt on every page of this book, explaining the whys and wherefores of what she is doing, and the brilliant photographs take us right into her home, showing her rolling out pasta with her grandchildren, bringing in the summer harvest, and sitting around the food-laden family table. As she makes every meal a celebration, she invites us to do the same, giving us confidence and joy in the act of cooking.
Gingerbread houses are the architectural wonder of the baking world with constructions of all shapes and sizes popping up everywhere.
This charming book is a must for cake decorators, craftspeople and children or adults of all ages. Gingerbread is deliciously tasty, fun and very versatile, and this book is bursting with design and decorating ideas to make and build a house out of gingerbread.
With 20 different houses to delight you, Making Gingerbread Houses lets you explore the delicious versatility of gingerbread in the delightful projects, which are easy to make and fun to decorate. Use these gingerbread recipes to get the kids in the kitchen and create some magical memories. It will be sure to delight youngsters and enchant adults alike.
Making Gingerbread Houses features color photography throughout of every finished project, and how-to images of the design stages. It couldn't be simpler, just follow the step-by-step guides to making and assembling a beautiful gingerbread house complete with snow-capped roof and pretty piping - a great family project.