Taste of Home’s Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook

Taste of Home’s Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook 2005

By Julie Schnittka, Editor

Reviewed by: Monica

Summary:

A very nice variety of recipes, menu plans, timetables, centerpiece ideas, food crafts, and helpful tips for creating memorable holiday meals or treats throughout the year.

Review:

This book is packed with extremely appealing color photographs of food that I think would entice even the most reluctant cook into the kitchen. Timelines and suggested menus are provided to help make your holiday planning even easier. The Thanksgiving section for instance, provides a timeline of preparation ideas starting a few weeks before the holiday right on up to the day itself. A full “Traditional Turkey Dinner” menu, directions for creating a simple but elegant centerpiece, a variety of side dishes, “autumn soups”, and several of the most delicious looking cranberry recipes I’ve ever seen are provided. The Halloween section is one that you’ll want to check out soon if you are planning a party. Helpful hints, food facts, and decorating ideas are sprinkled throughout the book to help inspire you to make the next celebration you host a tasty and visually attractive affair.

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