All Time Best Holiday Entertaining
Hardcover ISBN: 1940352991
With decades of experience turning out perfect turkeys, the experts at Cook's Illustrated are no strangers to pulling off a great holiday meal. In All-Time Best Holiday Entertaining, we have gathered 75 spectacular, foolproof recipes from our extensive archives to help you confidently prepare memorably festive feasts for years to come.
Authentic Polish Cooking
120 Mouthwatering Recipes, from Old-Country Staples to Exquisite Modern Cuisine
Paperback ISBN: 1510702199
Collects one hundred fifty Polish recipes, including kielbasa shish kebabs, potato dumplings, beef tripe soup, cucumber salad, and Polish doughnuts.
A Baker's Field Guide to Christmas Cookies
Paperback ISBN: 1558327517
A fun, original take on a classic subject, A Baker's Field Guide to Christmas Cookies is a collection of more than 75 authentic Christmas cookie recipes from all over the world, set up in field-guide format. Each cookie is photographed in full color, followed by “field notes” on its type (drop, rolled, molded, filled, etc.), habitat (country of origin), description, traditions surrounding it, and recipe. Christmas is the perfect time of year for sharing cookies with family and friends, and the recipes indicate which are fun to make with kids, which freeze well, which ship well, which are quick to make, and more. There are also loads of tips on baking and decorating, how to store Christmas cookies for maximum freshness through the season, and how to throw a Christmas cookie swap.
A Baker's Field Guide to Holiday Candy & Confections
Sweet Treats All Year Long
Paperback ISBN: 1558327533
Bittersweet Chocolate Truffles, Spiced Pumpkin Pecan Fudge, Salt Water Taffy, Italian Nougat . . . there's something for everyone to love in this offering from Dede Wilson, author of A Baker's Field Guide to Christmas Cookies, A Baker's Field Guide to Chocolate Chip Cookies, and A Baker's Field Guide to Cupcakes. Wilson has gathered 75 recipes from around the world in this collection of festive and fun homemade treats to be enjoyed year-round. As in the previous books, each delicacy is photographed in full color, and there's a clear description of how the candy should turn out and how each can be stored (she even notes which ones will survive best in the mail). A Baker's Field Guide to Holiday Candy & Confections is arranged chronologically by holiday (including some holidays that you may never have heard of, such as National Licorice Day), to help bakers choose what to make for which occasion. But these sweets should not be saved only for holiday celebrations. Recipes include both classic candies and new twists on old favorites. Parents can make treats from their past (such as Sugarplums and Ribbon Candy) with their kids, as well as more “adult” morsels (like Chocolate Walnut Rum Balls) for themselves. Each recipe is broken down into simple, easy-to-follow steps, and the tone is cheerful and encouraging, allowing cooks of all levels to succeed. The creative can try Good Luck Marzipan Pig and Rainbow Chocolate Fish, the romantic can enjoy Champagne and Cherry Heart Lollipops, and everyone will agree that the Star-Shaped Marshmallows taste far better than anything bought in a bag at the grocery store! Armed with this book and a few simple ingredients, bakers everywhere can create unexpected, inspired delights for any occasion.
The Best Light Recipe
A Best Recipe classic
Hardcover ISBN: 0936184973
The Best Light REcipe offers more than 300 full-flavored lower-fat and reduced calorie recipes that still taste great and are guaranteed foolproof by the test cooks and editors who bring you Cook's Illustrated magazine. If we weren't satisfied with the results in our kitchen, the recipe didn't make the book.
Best of Halloween tricks & treats
Paperback ISBN: 1118435176
Cool ideas for a personalizing any Halloween party From spooky to whimsical and everything in between, this all-new edition of Best of Halloween Tricks & Treats is a treasure-trove of neat ideas and helpful how-tos for adding a personal touch to Halloween parties and celebrations. You'll get instructions for throwing Halloween parties that are festive for the whole family and learn how to make Halloween decorations that will transform your home into the spookiest place on the block. Plus, you'll get tasty recipes for Halloween treats, easy-to-follow craft projects, and step-by-step instructions for making handmade Halloween costumes that are clever, creative, and fun. - Halloween party ideas and kitchen-tested recipes - Instructions for making handmade Halloween decorations and crafts - Halloween costume patterns and ideas for kids' games Best of Halloween Tricks & Treats shows you how to create imaginative Halloween celebrations whatever your level of crafting ability.
The Best of Thanksgiving
Recipes and Inspiration for a Festive Holiday Meal
Hardcover ISBN: 1616289708
Thanksgiving is a cherished time to gather around the table for a feast with family and friends. The traditions surrounding this American holiday are boundless, reflecting personal style and a diverse range of dishes. But it can also be daunting, whether you prepare and host each year, or are new to the experience. With an abundant and diverse collection of over 80 recipes, The Best of Thanksgiving is the solution to creating a delicious and welcoming meal with ease. With vegetarian, gluten-free and adults-only and kid-friendly dishes there’s something for everyone in this tome to holiday. Drinks and Appetizers: maple bourbon smash to sparkling apple punch, mushroom turnovers to shrimp bisque Main Dishes: a classic roasted turkey to a cider-brined, spice-rubbed turkey, a baked ham with a honey-port glaze to vegetable potpie Stuffing and Breads: focaccia stuffing with chestnuts, bacon and apples, gluten free stuffing with bacon and kale, buttermilk corn bread to cheddar-chive biscuits Sides: mashed potatoes and candied sweet potatoes, brussel sprouts and butternut squash with bacon, creamed pearl onions and from-scratch green bean casserole Gravies and Relishes: Turkey gravy to gluten-free brown gravy, cranberry-orange relish to sweet onion marmalade Desserts: chocolate ganache tart to pecan pie, pumpkin cheesecake to boozy ice cream Special additional sections include: leftovers, menus, wine pairings, turkey know-how, and basic recipes. Helpful tips-for staying organized; selecting, preparing and carving the turkey; and putting together a menu, complete with a timeline and beverages-round out the pages of this beautifully photographed book.