- Paperback: 320 pages
- Publisher: Reader's Digest/Taste of Home (3 Oct. 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1617650870
- ISBN-13: 978-1617650871
- Product Dimensions: 20.7 x 1.8 x 23 cm
- Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 822,617 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Taste of Home Christmas: 465 Recipes for a Merry Holiday! Paperback – 3 Oct 2013
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About the Author
Catherine Cassidy, "Taste of Home "Editor-in-Chief.
Catherine M. Cassidy is Editor-in-Chief of "Taste of Home." She is responsible for driving editorial direction and product strategy across the brand s media platforms. They include "Taste of Home," the number one food and entertaining magazine in the world; TasteofHome.com; social media; special interest publications; and cookbooks. She also is responsible for editorial direction for the magazines "Simple & Delicious "and" Healthy Cooking" and Enthusiast Brands Birds and Blooms, Country, Country Woman, Farm and Ranch Living, and Reminisce.
Cassidy has toured the country as the face of "Taste of Home" for national and local TV, radio, and newspaper interviews in support of the best-selling "Taste of Home" products, including its cookbooks.
Prior to joining "Taste of Home," Cassidy served as Editor-in-Chief of "Prevention "magazine, the nation s largest health publication, at Rodale, Inc. Cassidy joined Rodale in 1986 as an associate editor in the book division, and was later named Executive Editor of Rodale s Custom Publishing division. She started her career at "Runner s World "and "Fit "magazines in Mountain View, California. Cassidy lives in Mequon, Wisconsin, with her husband and two daughters.
ABOUT "TASTE OF HOME"
Taste of Home is a go-to resource for the holidays and any time of the year for information on food, cooking and entertaining. Each year, thousands of great home cooks from across the United States and Canada submit more than 40,000 recipes, of which 3,000 are published in "Taste of Home "magazines and online, making Taste of Home one of the largest and most successful practitioners of user generated content. Before being published, every recipe is tested in the "Taste of Home" Test Kitchen to ensure that it can be prepared with affordable, everyday ingredients from regular grocery stores. Taste of Home content is available in print; online at Tasteofhome.com; in books; via digital download on iPad, mobile apps and Kindle; and Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.
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Top Customer Reviews
The book starts out with Party Starters and Beverages, appetizers and cocktails for everyone.
Plan Ahead Party Food- recipes for food stuffs you can make beforehand. This is a must chapter.
Christmas Dinners- menus are provided for delicious meals with 5-8 different foods for each menu, to mix and match.
Seasonal Get-Togethers- this gives ideas and menus for all kinds of parties for the season.
Light Christmas- light food with menus for either before or after Christmas.
Carefree Entertaining- low fuss menus for friends and family.
Cookies For Santa- 17 pages of cookie recipes. A master cookie recipe which makes 4 different kinds of cookies.
Spices Of The Season- all of the spices that mean Christmas and recipes to go with them.
Enchanting Endings- luscious desserts, these are the recipes to drool over.
Wrapped Up For The Holidays- this is very innovative, 5-6 different kinds of homemade goodies all in unique packaging.
Almost Homemade- in these busy times, convenience foods that can be given your special touch.
Perfectly Sized Desserts- dinner finale just for one.
The photographs are beautiful, matched to the particular food and recipe you are thinking of. Each recipe has it's own photo, very artfully designed.
My daughter and I are planning a day of cookie baking to send to loved ones.Read more ›
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The chapters covered:
Festive Appetizers, Holiday Parties, Joyful Brunches, Christmas Dinner Menu, Merry Entrees, Jolly Sides, Glorious Breads, Yuletide Cookies and Bars, Heavenly Desserts, Candy Sampler, Gifts from the Kitchen and Thanksgiving Gathering.
Although it is advertised as a Christmas book, there are a lot of everyday and special recipes you can use all year. Taste of Home books have recipes contributed by REAL cooks, so they tend to be good! Like Gooseberry Patch, they tend to repeat recipes, but with 465 recipes in this book, I didn't find that to be a problem--it just makes it a handy reference for old and new. MANY new recipes and even a few crafts/decorations and tips.
I would recommend the Tomato Walnut Pesto Spread, Cookie Dough Truffles, Crispy Peanut Butter Balls, Sweet Potato Casserole, among others. I'm very excited to try the Fast Coconut Shrimp, Almond Pastry Puffs, Garlic Baby Potatoes, Coconut Crunch Cookies and Nutty Marshmallow Puffs (for starters).
The photographs in this book are lovely and enticing. It is very important to me that cookbooks have pictures of the recipes, and this one has a picture for almost every recipe. The recipes are well laid out (not cut to other pages making it hard to reference), use accessible ingredients and are easy to follow.
I cook and bake every day, but I will pass most cookbooks on after I have culled a few recipes from them. This one I'm keeping!
Some of the recipes you will find in this cookbook include:
Smoked Salmon Appetizer Crepes
Bacon Cheese Spread
Orange-Cranberry Coffee Cakes
Apple Pie Jam
Filet Mignon with Red Wine Sauce
Vanilla Chai Tea
Raspberry Chocolate Cheesecake
Angel Food Candy