This journal is based on the book, Christmas Delights Cookbook: A Collection of Christmas Recipes, Cookbook Delights Series. This journal can be used for writing your thoughts or recipes. Use this special journal to keep track of personal notes and occasions. Also, this journal can be used as a diary to record unique thoughts and ideas throughout each day. This journal is easy to carry and use. Christmas Delights Journal makes a thoughtful and unique gift.
With Apple Delights Cookbook, Karen Jean Matsko Hood has expertly compiled some of the best recipes to be had concerning this delicious and versatile fruit. This cookbook contains over 240 delicious apple recipes. Each recipe has easy-to-follow directions and uses ingredients that are readily available. Of course, the most important ingredients are apples, which you can pick yourself for the freshest taste or purchase from any grocery store or market. You will never regard the apple in the same way again after becoming familiar with this useful and easy-to-use new cookbook.
This decorative journal is the perfect companion to the Blueberry Delights Cookbook: A Collection of Blueberry Recipes, Cookbook Delights Series – Book 2. It’s a great tool for writing down your thoughts, favorite recipes, or simply keeping track of important reminders, personal notes, and special occasions. This journal is great for jotting down your own poetry and short stories, or use it to store addresses and phone numbers. Convenient to carry and beautiful to look at, Blueberry Delights: A Daily Journal makes a thoughtful and unique gift!
Gaited Horse Activity and Coloring Book, written by author Karen Jean Matsko Hood, introduces children to information on the gaits of the gaited horse. Children will have hours of fun learning about the gaited horse and the fun of doing word puzzles, cryptograms, coloring, mazes, crosswords, number games, and many more wonderful educational activities. Through the importance of teachings in the values of kindness and gentleness in the love and care of all animals, the young reader will also learn about the history of this gentle breed of gaited horse and its increasing popularity in North America. Complete with a gift inscription page, this special activity book makes a perfect gift for your child or for any youngster who is part of your life. Coordinating journal is available.
As with most of us, you have probably had a gift-giving quandary where you just do not know what to get for someone who seemingly has it all. In Holiday Gifts-in-a-Jar Cookbook, Karen Jean Matsko Hood offers page after page of clever suggestions for just such a predicament. Inside you will find an abundance of ideas for creating visually appealing and practical food mix gifts which show the recipient that you care. Included are mix recipes for soups, side dishes, cookies, brownies, breads, and beverages, to name a few—truly, something for everyone on your list. As much fun to prepare and present as they are to receive, the ideas in this cookbook will provide you with years of gift-giving enjoyment.
With Apple Delights Cookbook: Christian Edition, Karen Jean Matsko Hood has expertly compiled some of the best recipes to be made concerning this delicious and versatile fruit. You will never regard the apple in the same way again after becoming familiar with this useful and easy-to-use new cookbook. It includes page after page of exciting, surefire apple recipes and features Bible verses, prayers, and reflections for the Christian reader to enjoy and reflect upon while cooking. Also inside are sections that discuss the characteristics of popular varieties, apple facts, folklore, festivals, a sampling of the author’s own spiritual poetry, and much, much more.
Chocolate is a worldwide favorite in all of its forms and flavors, from bitter to extra sweet and light to dark; everyone enjoys the decadent flavor of chocolate. Recent studies have proven the health benefits of chocolate, especially dark, and the flavor is delicious in all types of recipes. In Chocolate Delights Cookbook, Volume I, author Karen Jean Matsko Hood presents her collection of more than 250 exciting chocolate recipes that will be sure to please everyone. Inside, you will also find some fascinating reading regarding the history of chocolate, folklore, cultivation, and much more. With recipes using readily available ingredients, Chocolate Delights Cookbook will be a valued addition to any chef’s bookshelf. This book is a perfect gift when paired with Chocolate Delights Journal.
Adventures of My Dentist and the Tooth Fairy Activity and Coloring Book is the second book in the Hood Activity and Coloring Book Series. It will give your child many hours of enjoyment as they explore each page. The book is filled with new activities that include word puzzles, word scrambles, mazes, coloring activities, and many more fun things for your child to actively complete and achieve. Your children will cherish the companionship of Tiffany and the Tooth Fairy, along with her helpers, Tessa, and Trisha. They will enjoy the magic of Sparkle, Glisten, and Glimmer, who make it a wonderful experience as they take the mystery out of dental milestones such as losing primary teeth. This exciting book of activities and pictures, written by children’s author and poet Karen Jean Matsko Hood, introduces children to the fundamentals of healthy teeth and mouth: fluoride, toothpaste, and brushing. The book is presented in English as well as the counterpart of Japanese. This is an exciting way to introduce your child to both cultures and traditions. You will want each of your children to have this book of fun. This book makes a great gift for other children as well.
The tradition of the bedtime story has been around since before the written word. For generations, and in every culture around the world, parents have prepared their children for bed by telling them stories. Goodnight, I Wish You Goodnight is a soothing bedtime story to be told and retold.
With the popularity of Japanese Anime cartoon styles, the artwork in this book will entertain young readers as they participate in the nighttime ritual of
saying “goodnight” to all of their beloved treasures.
Enjoy this easy-to-read bedtime story by author Karen Jean Matsko Hood. Each one of the pages is thoughtfully illustrated with warmth and love. Your children and grandchildren will ask you to read this book to them again and again. This book is a must for all families to have in their library. Goodnight, I Wish You Goodnight makes a great gift for that special friend or child to enjoy.
We hope you enjoy this journal published by Whispering Pine Press International, Inc. Enjoy reading, learning, and writing ideas. We are working to provide your child with quality learning opportunities. We hope you enjoy spending time with your child, so you can help them be the best that they can be. My Adoption Celebration, A Daily Journal makes a thoughtful and unique gift. Please give us feedback or any questions or suggestions that you may have.
Christian and inspirational author and poet Karen Jean Matsko Hood has woven together poems, prayers, and Biblical verses to fill your soul and spirit with peace and understanding. Just like a hearty morning meal strengthens your physical body, it is equally important to center your emotions and nourish your spirit with the sure footing that can only come from a personal connection with the Creator.
Morning Reflections offers enlightenment and wisdom through blending encouraging prose and Scripture passages. This truly insightful new book of reflections makes for a perfect bedside companion or as a topic of conversation over the coffee table.
This book is a wonderful gift to friends and family for daily morning prayer and appreciation of Christ’s teachings. It is also for those with whom we are given the opportunity to share and experience it.
This scrapbook is especially designed for adopted children to help them to remember their unique and sometimes complicated journeys through life. Scrapbooking provides an outlet of expression that may not be available in any other form. Families get involved and show their adopted children how much they love them by helping them fill in the pages of this book.Author Karen Jean Matsko Hood has written My Adoption Celebration Scrapbook to keep those special memories, reflections, and thoughts in a safe place for your adopted child. Help them fill it with photographs, memoirs, stickers, and awards to complete the book of memories that will be treasured for life. You can even add any information to this scrapbook that you may obtain prior to your child’s adoption so that they know more of the special people who cared for them until their adoption took place. As they grow and add more to their scrapbook, you, along with the rest of the family, will spend hours browsing through the scrapbook and remembering all of those special times together.
Tea time has been a long-standing tradition among the British, and many Americans also partake in this enjoyable pastime. Traditional high tea is always served with wonderful pastries and finger foods along with the hostess’s choice of delicious tea. Inside Tea Time Delights Cookbook, you will find a compilation of delicate yet tantalizing recipes that will fit perfectly with your favorite tea. Tea Time Delights Cookbook is another excellent edition in the Cookbook Delights Series brought to you by author and cook Karen Jean Matsko Hood. The beginner cook and the accomplished chef alike will appreciate the easy use of this cookbook. The ingredients in each recipe are readily available at any grocer or vendor site. Hood brings us this masterful edition to keep at your fingertips for whenever you decide to celebrate tea time with your family and guests. Destined to be an essential reference on your kitchen library shelf, you may want to pick up a copy for that other chef on your gift-giving list!
Living in the heart of Washington brings great appreciation for sweet Walla Walla onions. All varieties of the onion are distinct in shape, size, color, and flavor, and all have their own appeal. The most common type of onion commercially produced is the yellow onion.
Delicious onions are versatile, nutritious, and always add a special flair to many dishes, whether used in cakes, pies and breads, in preserves, as a salad ingredient, in wines or brandies, or any number of other imaginative ways. In Onion Delights Cookbook, author Karen Jean Matsko Hood presents her collection of more than 230 exciting onion recipes that will be sure to please everyone. Inside, you will also find some fascinating reading regarding this flavorful vegetable’s history, folklore, cultivation, and much more. With recipes using readily available ingredients, Onion Delights Cookbook will be a valued addition to any chef’s bookshelf.
This is a great way for a child to write about the loving family or families that they have shared a part of their life with. This journal is stuffed full of pages to write about this special time shared with loved ones. It also makes a great gift for a child.
We hope you enjoy this journal published by Whispering Pine Press International, Inc. Enjoy reading, learning, and writing ideas. We are working to provide your child with quality learning opportunities. We hope you enjoy spending time with your child, so you can help them be the best that they can be. My Adoption Celebration Journal, A Daily Journal makes a thoughtful and unique gift. Please give us feedback or any questions or suggestions that you may have.
Ree Drummond—accidental country girl, award-winning blogger, Food Network personality, and #1 New York Times bestselling author—presents The Pioneer Woman Cooks: A Year of Holidays, a fantastic collection of recipes, photos, and homespun humor to help you celebrate all through the year.
Ree shows you how to ring in your favorite holidays with inspired menus for breakfasts, brunches, lunches, dinners, parties, deliveries, and feasts, accompanied by fun instructions and hundreds of her signature step-by-step photos. Filled with creative and flavorful ideas for intimate dinners, group gatherings, and family meals, The Pioneer Woman Cooks: A Year of Holidays includes dozens of mouthwatering dishes (with nineteen recipes for Thanksgiving alone!), helping home cooks create a variety of delights.
Whip up a Resolution Smoothie on New Year’s Day; Whiskey BBQ Sliders and Dr Pepper Cupcakes for The Big Game; Glazed Ham for Easter; Watermelon Sangria for a sizzling Fourth of July cookout; and perfect Popcorn Balls on Halloween. For Christmas, Ree includes special homemade treats, including Caramel Apple Rolls, Christmas Rum Cake, and a selection of smile-inducing cookies, perfect for Christmas deliveries to family and friends.
Enjoy holidays all year ’round...Pioneer Woman style!
It takes family, friends, and ample good food, and in their new book, they share their recipes and secrets for entertaining year-round, dishing up new spins on seasonal classics, and suggesting occasions to celebrate that most of us haven’t thought of ourselves.
Along with menus for Christmas, Thanksgiving, Easter Sunday, and every known holiday in between, here are all the fixings for a year of down home celebrating, 120 recipes including Hoppin’ John Soup and Deep-fried Cornish Game Hens for New Year’s Day; Smothered Pork Chops and Creamy Garlic Mashed Potatoes for “Welcome Home, Baby”; One-handed Turkey Burgers and Mint Tea for “Spring Cleaning.” The Neelys believe that life should be celebrated, holiday or not. With this mouth-watering collection of recipes you have everything you need to Neely-tize your table far beyond the holiday season.
From the Hardcover edition.
Melissa and Emily Elsen, the twenty-something sisters who are proprietors of the wildly popular Brooklyn pie shop and cafe Four & Twenty Blackbirds, have put together a pie-baking book that's anything but humble. This stunning collection features more than 60 delectable pie recipes organized by season, with unique and mouthwatering creations such as Salted Caramel Apple, Green Chili Chocolate, Black Currant Lemon Chiffon, and Salty Honey. There is also a detailed and informative techniques section. Lavishly designed, FOUR & TWENTY BLACKBIRDS PIE BOOK contains 90 full-color photographs by Gentl & Hyers, two of the most sought-after food photographers working today.
With its new and creative recipes, this may not be you mother's cookbook, but it's sure to be one that every baker from novice to pro will turn to again and again.
Fast & Easy Delicious Thanksgiving Recipes! Pressure Cooker Recipes to Free Up Your Time
If you have been looking for some fast easy and tasty Thanksgiving recipes then look no further. This simple Thanksgiving cookbook has 25 step-by-step Thanksgiving pressure cooker recipes and treats for anyone looking to impress the entire family with delicious foods!
We have all had this problem. Your kitchen is full of food, the oven and stove top are jammed packed and you need to cook one more things but you can't. But not anymore! With this STEP by STEP recipe guide and your trusty pressure cooker you will be done cooking Thanksgiving dinner in record time.
How does a 9 pound turkey done in an hour sound?
How about a Maple Glazed ham in the same amount of time?
How about an amazing rice pudding dessert in 8 minutes?
With this Thanksgiving pressure cooker recipe guide you will be enjoying Thanksgiving with your family instead of being stuck in your kitchen!
This is the ultimate Thanksgiving cookbook with 25 step-by-step Thanksgiving recipes which includes:
Butternut Squash Risotto with Bacon
Butternut Squash Soup
Festive Pumpkin Soup
Down Home Vegetable Soup
Carrot Cream Soup
Turkey Giblet Gravy
Perfect Juicy One hour Turkey
Perfect Pot Roast
Maple Glazed Ham
Pork Loin with Vegetables
Duck with Port and Walnuts
Restaurant style Lamb
Adult Dessert Pears
Pumpkin Cheese Cake
Orange and Date Ricotta Cake
Dulce de Leche
Along with these great recipes you will also receive a chapter on how to use both a stove top pressure cooker and a electric pressure cooker.
If you are ready to make this years Thanksgiving dinner a complete success Download this book today and never go back to the olden days of cooking for hours.
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We call her the "Official Storyteller of Christmas"—but Debbie Macomber is more than that. She's someone who loves the holiday and all its traditions. Now she shares more than one hundred of her favorite recipes to help you enjoy this most joyous of seasons. You'll also find easy-to-follow instructions for crafts, decorations and gift wrapping—everything you need to create a beautiful and festive holiday.
What makes this cookbook unique is Debbie's personal memories and observations. Join her as she reminisces about traditions past and present, and discover the craft ideas she herself uses. As she says, "The holidays are about being with others. They're about celebrating and sustaining our personal community of family and friends."
In this beautifully illustrated book, she shows you how to serve a memorable meal, whether it's a sit-down Christmas dinner for a crowd, entertaining a group of friends at an open house or tea, or spending time with your children or grandchildren baking cookies and making gifts.
When A-listers want to host a standout event, they call New York caterer Mary Giuliani. Her motto? Eat. Drink. Play. Recover. She prefers a “simple yet special” approach to entertaining but still manages to make the ordinary extraordinary. Now Mary is sharing all her secrets, along with tried-and-true planning tips, inventive menus, whimsical recipes, and delicious stories—everything you need to know to get your ducks in a row—and your pigs in their blankets!—to stage the perfect party for a range of special occasions, including
• New Year’s Eve: Banana Pancake Bites, Mini Kale and Fontina Breakfast Pies, and Champagne Jell-O
• Game Day: MACO (Mac and Cheese Taco) with Guacamole, Banoffee Cream Pie in a Mug, and Beergaritas
• Awards Season: Chicken Satay, Edamame Dumplings, and Easiest Champagne Drink Ever
• Cinco de Mayo: Spicy Pigs, Sweet Quesadilla Bites, and Grapefruit-Jalapeño Margaritas
• Thanksgiving: Turkey with Cranberry on Mini Pumpkin Muffins, Mashed Potato Popovers with Mozzarella, and Tipsy Turkey Martinis
• Christmas: Mini Grilled Cheese with Fontina and OTTO Black Truffle Honey, Baked Italian Mini Doughnuts, and Italian Eggnog
Each party theme comes with a festive Snacktivity that turns your favorite foods and toppings into an eye-popping set piece (think frittata bar, soup-sipping station, DIY grilled cheese party). Mary also offers up Big Stories to get the conversation flowing, a Party Calculator to plan how much to buy and prep per guest, and advice for stocking your Party Closet so you can quickly turn a casual drop-by into a fabulous time. Whether you host get-togethers once a week or once a year, this handy guide has all you need to eat, drink, and be, well, Mary.
Praise for Mary Giuliani and The Cocktail Party
“A handbook for living well and appreciating life with joyous abandon.”—Mario Batali, from the Foreword
“When Mary Giuliani caters a party at your home, guests eat more, drink more, and linger longer, and when they do finally leave they ask for to-go bags. All-encompassing but never fussy, clever but never pretentious, Mary’s approach to food and entertaining is warm and familiar without ever sacrificing on quality and sophistication.”—Ariel Foxman, editorial director, InStyle
“Mary pulls it all together with effortless panache, and all I can ever remember the next day—besides the fact that I drank too much—is how delicious everything was and how much fun I had. That is why I have her saved on my phone as ‘Party Expert.’”—Jonathan Van Meter, author and contributing editor, Vogue and New York
From the Hardcover edition.
Here are menus to re-energize traditional holidays-for Thanksgiving serve Maple Ginger Turkey with a piquant Cornbread Chorizo Stuffing. Menus that will turn impromptu gatherings into yearly events--a hearty selection of bowl foods for Super Bowl Sunday, a red-white-and-blue menu for a Memorial Day barbecue, an easy weekday Cozy Dinner for Two. And menus that will inspire whole new reasons to throw a party--The Big Raise (featuring a Blushing Lobster Cocktail), When Spring Has Sprung, The First Summer Tomatoes, a Celebrate Morocco Dinner with Moorish Carrot Soup, Lamb Tagine, Orange Flower Sorbet. Celebrate! is a blueprint for joy, making any time the right time to celebrate and showing just how to pull it off.
Let "Traditions of South Korean Cooking: Learning the Basic Techniques and Recipes of the South Korean Cuisine" guide you through your journey into the authentic Korea cuisine. Packed with simple recipes, tips, and a little history, this book is your ultimate guide in the fascinating – and delicious! - world of South Korean cooking.
You'll also learn how to make classic breads, candies, and desserts that are the tokens of this special time of year. With patience, kindness, and humor, Rodgers will help you to cook up the very best holiday season yet.
From the authors of The Great American Slow Cooker Book, here are 32 all-new recipes that harness this kitchen appliance’s unique power to feed a crowd effortlessly. Best of all, each recipe features ingredient lists scaled for every size of slow cooker, from small 3-quarts to large 8-quarts.
This collection includes recipes for every holiday moment:
• Wake Up for the Big Day: Thanksgiving Morning Porridge; Blackberry Streusel Coffee Cake; Onion and Apple Strata with Cranberry Nut Bread; Marmalade French Toast; Brandied Cranberry Applesauce
• Holiday Soups: Cream of Artichoke Soup; Celery Root Soup; Honeyed Pear Soup; Deli-Perfect Chicken Soup
• Main Course Celebrations: Short Ribs Braised with Brandy and Cream; Beer-Braised Chili; Sauerbraten-Style Brisket; Corned Beef and Cabbage with Horseradish Sauce; Cider-Braised Ham; Pear-Stuffed Chicken Thighs Wrapped in Bacon; Coq Au Vin with Carrots and Onions; Turkey Breast with Classic Gravy; Turkey and Sweet Potato Hash; Capon Braised with Pine Nuts and Raisins; Lobster Tails in Vanilla Butter; Mussels with Apples and Brandy; Oyster Dressing; Shrimp Gumbo
• Vegetable Sides and Mains: Vegetable Tzimmes; Apple and Chestnut Dressing; Corn on the Cob; Braised Sweet Potatoes; Orange-Glazed Carrots with Pecans
• Desserts: Pumpkin Pudding; White Chocolate Pot de Crème; Steamed Christmas Cake; Pear Brown Betty
Even when you’re playing host to a crowd, now you can make batches of soup, side dishes, and even spectacular main courses without crowding your oven.
Some of the recipes within the book:
No Bake Slice, Chocolate Delights, Christmas Nougat, Crisp Marshmallow Squares Cherry Nut Squares, Coconut Drops, Coconut Caramel Balls, Chocolate And Peanut Butter Squares, Coffee Walnut Lumps, Uncooked Nutty Chocolate Fudge Peanut Butter Cookies, Date Dainties, Orange And Lemon Coconut Ice, Almond Stuffed Dates, After Dinner Mints, White Uncooked Fudge, Toffee Squares
Ginger Fruit Squares and much, much more......
This recipe book contains delicious, easy to follow recipes.
Thanks to the vagaries of the Jewish (lunar) calendar and the Gregorian (sun) calendar, in 2013 the first day of Hanukkah falls on Thanksgiving Day—an event that won’t happen again for almost 80,000 years! Why not combine the two holidays into one joyous feast? Happy Thanksgivukkah is the perfect guide to the new hybrid celebration, with double the holiday fun for everyone.
Cakes in a jar contain beautifully layered ingredients topped with a decoration and are a thoughtful and economical way to treat friends, coworkers, neighbors or teachers to a unique customized gift. And making them is easy and fun!
This book contains proven recipes and tips on how you can make quick, easy Cakes in a jar. I will provide you with everything you need to know from tools, ingredients, and recipes to storage.
Ali Larter is a busy actress, well known for her roles on the NBC show Heroes and in movies such as Varsity Blues and Legally Blonde. But when not on set, she is usually throwing a dinner party or entertaining at home. In fact, Ali has been cooking and entertaining all her life, and in an instant, she can whip together a wonderful meal, whether it's for a family Sunday brunch, a spontaneous Super Bowl party, or an elegant (but not stuffy) New Year's Eve dinner. Her parties seem effortless, but it hasn't always been that easy for her. In fact, at Ali's first dinner party, she made the common rookie mistake of putting too much pressure on herself to make things perfect. Needless to say, with hungry guests, a burned hand, a broken air conditioner, and a mouse scampering across her fourth-floor New York City walk-up, the night ended in disaster.
Through the years of trial and error, Ali has learned that while looking effortless takes some effort, cooking is not about being perfect—it's about having a great time! And now she's eager to share her passion and knowledge for cooking, collecting her favorite go-to menus into this wonderful cookbook: from her jalapeño cheddar cornbread to crab pots with lemon caper dip, lamb chop lollipops, strawberry mint cake, and for thirsty revelers, her eucalyptus gin martinis.
Ali's mouthwatering recipes and inspiring party ideas are broken down by month so you can take her lead through the seasons with celebrations such as an October Harvest Party, a January Detox, and a July Americana BBQ. Brimming with charm, beautiful and intimate photos, and Ali's personal touch as a perfectly disheveled, sassy, effortless host, Kitchen Revelry will enliven and inspire your celebrations for years to come.
Christmas and baking go hand in hand. With this must-have holiday collection, the whole family will want to help out in the kitchen. Find all the season’s favorite cookies, from fun and filled goodies like Gingersnap Sandwich Cookies to inspiring decorated treats like Snowflake Mittens and delicious drop varieties like Chocolate Hazelnut Cookies. Plus, a chapter on special bars and brownies provides festive sweets that are easy to make and share, such as Holiday Toffee Bars. Bakers of all ages and experience will turn to Betty Crocker Christmas Cookies throughout the entire holiday season.
Cooking Thanksgiving dinner is a bit of a project—but a rewarding one—and with this inspiring collection of recipes from Mark Bittman, author of the award-winning How to Cook Everything series, anyone can be confident preparing the big meal. Here is a quick reference that's sure to be your kitchen companion for many holidays to come. How to Cook Everything Thanksgiving includes 20 of Bittman's favorite celebration recipes—plus 29 variations and helpful how-to illustrations—to ensure you feast well without all the hassle. Complete with both beloved classics and non-traditional ideas, from easy appetizer dips and autumnal sides to the iconic turkey, vegetarian mains, and delicious, make-ahead desserts, this is one guest that's always invited to Thanksgiving dinner.
Now home cooks can entertain in the spirit of New York’s premier vegan restaurants, Candle Cafe, Candle 79, and Candle Cafe West. With forewords by Alicia Silverstone and Laura and Woody Harrelson, plus sumptuous photography throughout, this festive cookbook invites vegans and omnivores alike to gather around the holiday table and enjoy.
From the Hardcover edition.
This collection features 45 fun and delicious make-ahead recipes, including traditional sugar cookies, spiced cookies, low-fat cookies, no-bakes, gluten-free and more—all with full-color photos.
HOT DRINKS presents fifty recipes for delicious coffees, teas, chocolates, ciders, punches, and cocktails to sip in front of a crackling fire or heat up holiday get-togethers. You'll find a toasty pick-me-up for every frosty occasion, including classics like Hot Buttered Rum, Cafe con Leche, and Moroccan Mint Tea, as well as new twists on old favorites like Snowflake Vanilla White Chocolate, Hot Wasabi Red Snapper, and West Indies Pineapple Cup.
Featuring a festive collection of 50 hot drink recipes for fall and winter holiday entertaining, more than 30 full-color photographs, and including both alcoholic and nonalcoholic drinks, these easy-to-mix, cold-weather warmers are guaranteed to chase away the winter chills.
From the Hardcover edition.
An ideal year in chocolate might start with a New Year's brunch starring Chocolate Blini with Berry Caviar. Then there are Valentine's Day chocolate scones and St. Patrick's Day Irish Coffee Chocolate Mousse. And of course any "holiday" your imagination can conjure up is a perfect reason to indulge: perhaps a decadently rich hot chocolate served in demitasse portions to exorcise those end-of-February blues.
Spring might whisper chocolate Giant Krispy Easter Treats or a Passover Chocolate Nut Sponge Torte, or white chocolate-glazed Apricot Orange Cupcakes for a wedding shower. Summer suggests fruit and ice cream desserts such as the Independence Day red, white, and blue sundaes, followed by autumn's pies and tarts laden with chocolate and nuts. And no matter what you've been putting on the table for Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays past, it will be out-chocolated by Alice's Chocolate Cranberry Pudding and her Chocolate Hazelnut Roulade—both unequivocally year-end musts.
In Chocolate Holidays, Medrich unlocks the secrets of our favorite sweet, offering chocolate desserts for every season, for every reason.
First published in hardcover as A Year in Chocolate (Warner Books, 2001)
With more than seventy classic Christmas recipes from German Christmas Goose with Cabbage and Potato Dumplings and Santa's Favorite Rosemary Turkey to Christopsomo (the traditional Greek holiday bread that children decorate with dough designs before baking) and English Christmas Plum Pudding, Santa's North Pole Cookbook is a must-have for anyone who delights in preparing delectable, yet easy-to-make holiday food for their family. Santa also tells the fascinating lore of the celebration of the winter solstice and the festivities of Christmas, sharing with readers the wonderful stories about how and where he personally encountered these toothsome delicacies in his yuletide travels.
Full of appetizers, side dishes, main courses, beverages-and, of course, desserts!-Santa's North Pole Cookbook guides readers in creating special holiday meals for their loved ones at Christmastime.
Praise for Sweet Christmas:
“Sweet Christmas puts the holidays back in the family kitchen.” —GoodHousekeeping.com
“Not just another holiday baking book.” —The Star-Ledger
“Kid-friendly magical recipes for holiday treats and instructions for wonderful decorations.” —The Stir blog
* Polish cuisine is hearty and filling, and it is is not all meat and potatoes. This truly authentic cookbook makes a fantastic addition to any kitchen.
* Organized by course, this cookbook features 120 recipes, including beet soup, cucumber salad, potato pancakes, Hunter’s Stew, pork and rice stuffed cabbage leaves, traditional “babka” cake, and of course, pierogies!
* With easy-to-follow instructions for simple as well as more intricate dishes, a section on traditional holiday meals, estimated cooking times, and suggestions for healthy ingredient substitutions, this cookbook will teach anyone how to cook delicious Polish food.
Featuring unique and creative entrees, appetizers, side dishes, and desserts, this book is perfect for anyone trying to expand their Christmas repertoire or seeking inspiration for the perfect holiday meal. Simple holiday treats and savory favorites make this book a must-have, and the friendly, distinctive tone of the Chicago Tribune makes it a straightforward and accessible resource for any home cook.