Menu Cookbook: Your Guide to Hosting Stress-Free Dinner Parties and Holiday Feasts

Takes all the guesswork out of putting together flavorful and practical menus

When you’re entertaining, there’s no room for failure–you want your food to deliver on taste and presentation–yet you want the recipes to be approachable enough so that you can enjoy the party, too. Menu planning is hard even for very experienced cooks, but with The America’s Test Kitchen Menu Cookbook, we have taken the guesswork out of entertaining. The recipes are built and tested so that they complement each other, and all the logistics have been sorted out. You don’t need to worry about oven space or temperature issues–we’ve done all that for you. And to keep the process stress-free, make-ahead instructions are built into individual recipes as well as each menu’s game plan. Want to host a fall dinner party but don’t want to get up at the crack of dawn? Try our Rustic Fall Pork Dinner. Simple ham and cheese palmiers made with puff pastry are a sure-to-impress starter, while the main course is an easy but elegant entree and side combo you can make on a sheet pan: roast pork loin with sweet potatoes and cilantro sauce. Tired of stressing out over Thanksgiving? Follow our timelines from start to finish and you’ll be sipping a glass of wine along with your guests while the bird roasts. Want to bring the party outdoors? Try our Beat-the-Heat Grilled Shrimp Dinner or Dinner from the Garden. And themed menus like our Tapas Party, Pizza Night, Mexican Fiesta, and more are both fun and manageable. Stumped by appetizers but tired of serving crackers and cheese? You’ll find plenty of options here, like our Simple Caramelized Onion Tart with Fig Jam, Blue Cheese, and Prosciutto (store bought pizza dough makes this a snap). Or try our contemporary take on smoked salmon canapes that features an easy creme fraiche dip, potato chips, and sliced smoked salmon. Organized around the seasons with menus that serve eight, plus a special holiday and for-a-crowd chapter, this volume is packed with tips that will help you shop and budget your time, this book is a must-have for anyone who likes to entertain.

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Blank Cookbook Recipes & Notes: (Cooking Gifts Series)

Blank Cookbook: Notes & Recipes Grab an apron and a pencil and starting jotting down your best recipes in this stylish blank cookbook. This blank recipe book is perfect for creating and sharing your personal recipes. You’ll find it easy to organize your favorite meals created in your kitchen or passed down from family members.

This 100 page blank recipe book includes areas for ingredients, directions, cook time, prep time, oven temperature and more. It’s a perfect gift for family and friends or sending off with students going off to college. Bring it as a house warming gift or a celebration like a wedding or bridal shower.

Get started today and fill this blank cookbook with favorite romantic meals, holiday feast, or secret family desserts and add it to your cart to get going!

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Aunt Dot’s Cookbook Collection of Holiday Dessert Recipes: Holiday Cookbook Series

Aunt Dot’s Holiday Dessert Recipes from her Cookbook Collection have the most delicious dessert recipes for the holiday season whether you are cooking in your kitchen for family or taking these holiday treats over to a friend’s house for the ultimate holiday party. Aunt Dot’s Holiday Dessert Recipes are some of the best baking recipes with tasty ingredients that will leave you with instant gratification. If you love the holidays and love desserts, then these recipes will leave you wanting more. Aunt Dot always enjoyed this time of year with Thanksgiving and Christmas around the corner with the sweet aroma of moist succulent cakes baking in the oven and pudding slow cooking on the stove-top in a pot. Every unique recipe is easy to follow with the step-by-step instructions that will guide the most inexperienced baker through the baking process until completion. Aunt Dot’s Holiday Dessert Cookbook adds to the list of many other cookbooks in her Cookbook Collection and is the first cookbook in the Holiday Cookbook Series.

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BookFactory My Favorite Holiday Recipe Book / Holiday Recipe Journal, Attractive Snowflake Cookie Cover Image, 100 Pages, Laminated Cover, Wire-O Binding, 8″ x 10″ (Recipe-Journal-Holiday-v02)

Laminated Photostock over Coverboard with Wire-O Binding, User Data Page Inside Front Cover, Table of Contents Provides Easy Indexing, 100 Total Recipe Log Pages. A great way to share recipes with friends and family,over the Holidays, makes a great Holiday gift!

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Taste of Home Christmas: 465 Recipes For a Merry Holiday

Taste of Home Christmas is a holiday cookbook filled with appetizers and beverages, breads, sides, sweets—cookies, candies, cakes, pies and more. Included is classic fare, as well as updated twists on old-time favorites.

Let Taste of Home help you plan your holiday parties and menus with this idea-packed cookbook. There are wonderful appetizers and beverages, company-worthy entrees, delectable breads, an array of sides and best of all dazzling, divine sweets—cookies, candies, cakes, pies and more. Included is classic fare, as well as updated twists on old-time favorites.

CHAPTERS
Intro
Festive Appetizers & Beverages
Holiday Parties
Joyful Brunches
Christmas Dinner Menus
Merry Entrees
Jolly Sides
Glorious Breads
Yuletide Cookies
Heavenly Desserts
Candy Sampler
Special Gifts of Food
Thanksgiving Gathering
Indexes

Recipes
Caramel Cashew Clusters
Chocolate Hazelnut Truffles
Apple Cider-Glazed Ham
Cheese-Topped Roasted Vegetables
Colorful Gazpacho Salad
Herb-Crusted Prime Rib
Old English Trifle
Raspberry Lemon Cake
Yorkshire Pudding with Bacon and Sage
Asiago Chicken Spread
Calzone Pinwheels
Cherry-Brandy Baked Brie
Hot Spiced Wine
Shrimp Wrapped in Bacon
Warm Pomegranate Punch
Cranberry-Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix
Orange Pear Jam
Cracked Pepper Cheddar Muffins
Rustic Pumpkin Bread
Almond Pistachio Baklava
Caramel Apple Cheesecake
Frozen Peppermint Delight
Holiday Walnut Torte
Au Gratin Potatoes ’n’ Leeks
Carrot Cake Doughnuts
Overnight Raisin French Toast
Golden Roasted Turkey
Maple-Oat Dinner Rolls
Sausage Raisin Dressing
Brown Sugar Cutouts
Cherry Kisses
Cranberry Shortbread Bars
Dark Chocolate Butterscotch Brownies
Raspberry Sandwich Spritz

7 WINTER PARTIES
The seven winter parties will be organized into 7 themes, with menus and holiday entertaining ideas (e.g. A snowflake invitation) for each.

Festive Open House
During the busy holiday season, it can be challenging to pick a time and date to get-together with all you friends. An open house allows people to stop by during the day when it’s convenient for them. Let your open house go for 4 to 6 hours and you’re sure to enjoy a casual time.
Recipes include Roast Beef and Pear Crostini, Apricot Chicken Wings, Grape Juice Sparkler, and Warm Spiced Nuts.

Cocktail Party
Bring on the bubbly! A spirited evening of festive cocktails and bite-size appetizers awaits. Set up the bar with cranberry mixers and deck the buffet with shrimp and crostini, it’s time to mingle and be jolly with old friends and new.
Recipes include Fast Coconut Shrimp, Goat Cheese-Pesto Crostini, Bubbly Cranberry Mixer, and Orange Razzletini.

After-Caroling Warm-Up
Welcome friends and family inside for a post-caroling meal. This make-ahead feast will be ready to greet you from the cold.
Recipes include slow-cooked Round-Up Chili, slow-cooked Tuscan Pork Stew, Rosemary Garlic Focaccia, and Truffle Hot Chocolate

Holiday Movie Night
Coming to a living room near you, Miracle on 34th Street, A Christmas Story, and more. Gather the gang, pass the pizza and cuddle up with a batch of chocolaty fudge cups for screenings of your favorite holiday classics.
Recipes include: Pizza Rusticana, Tijuana Tidbits, and Coconut-Almond Fudge Cups.

Tea Party
No matter how cold it is outside, a hot cup of Chai or a tangy cranberry tea makes it easy to enjoy the warmth of the season. Guests will be served platters of tea sandwiches and petite pastries, as well as poppy seed scones and Vienna Triangles to add a traditional touch to a memorable and merry tea party.
Recipes include Vanilla Chai Tea, Petite Apricot Pastries, and Turkey, Gouda & Apple Tea Sandwiches.

Let It Snow Celebration
If the flurry of holiday duties has you flustered, and the snow’s a fallin’, call up some friends for an afternoon of skiing, sledding, snowshoeing and ice skating. Let It Snow Celebration If the flurry of holiday duties has you flustered, and the snow’s a fallin’, call up some friends for an afternoon of skiing, sledding, snowshoeing and ice skating. Afterwards, warm your bellies with some hearty fare. Recipes include Shredded Pork Sandwiches and Snowmen Cookies.

Lunch with Friends: Let’s do lunch! Because there’s no better time to show your appreciation for your closet chums than during the holiday season. You can offer a delicious soup, salad and sandwich with a sophisticated holiday twist.

Recipes include: Roasted Red Pepper Bisque, Spinach Festival Salad, and Grilled Cheese Supreme.

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Christmas at Grandma’s: Cherished Family Memories of Holidays Past (Seasonal Cookbook Collection)

Snowflakes are swirling, carolers are singing and shoppers are crowding into shops…Christmas is coming! If you’re like us, you’d love to recreate the holiday magic you remember from Grandma’s home, but don’t have all day to spend in the kitchen.
Christmas at Grandma’s is filled with simple-to-make recipes for every festive occasion. For Christmas morning breakfast, serve Christmas Sausage Soufflé and Overnight Sticky Buns. After sledding or cutting down the tree, warm everyone up with mugs of Yellow Pea Soup. An open-house buffet with Ambrosia Cheese Dip and Grandma’s Cocktail Nibbles is perfect for merrymaking with friends.

Busy-day dinners are a snap with Granny’s Baked Macaroni & Cheese or Mom’s One-Pot Chicken Supper. Make the big day special with Nonna’s Christmas Eve Spaghetti, Mama’s Baked Brown Sugar Ham or Tangy Glazed Chicken. Ginger-Orange Cranberries and Corn & Broccoli Casserole round out a festive menu.

What we all remember most about holidays with Grandma is the desserts, right? Try family favorites like Cranberry Cream Pie and Apple Spice Cake…yum! Cookies are a must, so we’ve rounded up Sugar Doodle Drops and Chocolate Gingerbread Men. They’re so much fun to make and eat!

You’ll also find sweet memories of holidays gone by, plus clever tips for sharing Christmas with your kids or grandkids.

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Jamie Oliver’s Christmas Cookbook: For the Best Christmas Ever

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

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Fannie Flagg’s Original Whistle Stop Cafe Cookbook: Featuring : Fried Green Tomatoes, Southern Barbecue, Banana Split Cake, and Many Other Great Recipes

“IT’LL MAKE FOR SOME MIGHTY FINE EATING.”
–Fort Worth Star Telegram
After the tremendous success of her novel, Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe, and the beloved movie that followed, author Fannie Flagg received thousands of requests from all over the world asking for recipes from the little cafe of her Alabama childhood that was the model for the cafe in her novel. Now, she joyfully shares those recipes, in what may well be the first cookbook ever written by a satisfied customer rather than a cook! Inside you’ll find wonderful recipes for:
* Skinless Fried Chicken * Pork Chops with Apples and Sweet Potatoes * Baked Ham and Pineapple Rings * Baked Turkey with Traditional Cornbread Dressing * Black-eyed Peas * Fried Okra * Creamed Onions * Broccoli Casserole * Southern Cream Gravy * Fried Catfish * Scalloped Oysters * Down Home Crab Cakes * Beaten Biscuits * Corn Pones * Lemon Ice Box Pie * Kentucky Bourbon Chocolate Pecan Pie * And much more!
The recipes in Fannie Flagg’s Original Whistle Stop Cafe Cookbook are all for delicious hearty happy food that comes with all sorts of things, from gravies to hot sauces (very often the secret’s in the sauce). But most of all this food, and this book, comes with love.
“If you liked her novel, Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe, and if you liked the movie they made from that novel, you’ll like this cookbook….It’s funny, just like Flagg.”
–Richmond Times-Dispatch
“Recommended…All the traditional dishes are here, along with the author’s irreverent, irresistible commentary on Southern cooking and culture.”
–Library Journal

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The Children’s Jewish Holiday Kitchen: 70 Fun Recipes for You and Your Kids, from the Author of Jewish Cooking in America

Seventy child-friendly recipes and cooking activities from around the world will draw the entire family into the spirit and fun of preparing Jewish holiday celebrations. Covering the ten major holidays, each of the activities has a different focus–such as Eastern Europe, biblical Israel, contemporary America–and together they present a vast array of foods, flavors, and ideas.

The recipes are old and new, traditional and novel–everything from hamantashen to pretzel bagels, chicken soup with matzah balls to matzah pizza, fruit kugel to Persian pomegranate punch.

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A Holiday Cookbook: Christmas Desserts!: Delicious And Easy Holiday Dessert Recipes

Delicious Christmas Themed Desserts For The Holidays!

Book Contains 30 Delicious Dessert Recipes, Prep/Cooking Times, Nutrition Facts, Recipe Variations/Tips, And A Clickable Table Of Contents For Easy Navigation!

Bring the Christmas season alive with these scrumptious dessert recipes that are easy and great tasting. You’ll be a hit this Christmas with these!
From the author of “Crock Pot Magic!” and “The Absolute Best Dessert Recipes For Your Slow Cooker”

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