November 7, 2022
Hosting a holiday meal? New cookbooks serve up major recipe inspo
Ready or not, the holidays are nearly here! Whether you're hosting or guesting, spice up the traditional menu with a recipe or two from these new-to-the-shelves titles. Several are always available on hoopla, so you don't have to wait to get cooking!
The Artisanal Kitchen: Gluten-Free Holiday Cookies
Baking expert Alice Medrich offers more than 30 gluten-free holiday baking recipes for festive cookies, shortbread, bars and more.
Baking for the Holidays
A festive baking book featuring more than 50 recipes to enjoy during the holiday season and all winter long.
America's Test Kitchen
The Complete Autumn & Winter Cookbook
Celebrate the season with this treasure trove of cozy cooking and baking recipes, from soul-warming soups and simple dinners to showstoppers and weekend projects.
The Christmas Movie Cookbook
This holiday season, rather than just watching merry festivities on-screen, bring the feast to your own home with recipes inspired by scenes from favorite Christmas films including A Christmas Story, Home Alone, It's a Wonderful Life and Miracle on 34th Street.
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The Great Big Pumpkin Cookbook
Proving that pumpkin is not only for pie, a certified registered dietician and recipe developer presents paleo-friendly, vegetarian and gluten- and dairy-free options for using pumpkin, whether fresh or canned, in various ways.
Uri Scheft and Raquel Pelzel
Jewish Holiday Baking
A handy resource for classic Jewish holiday baking recipes (with flavors from both Europe and the Middle East), plus some with a creative twist, from a world-renowned baker.
Whether you're hosting a holiday feast or simply craving classic comfort foods, here are 100 special-occasion recipes you know and love, but with a keto twist-- from cocktails and appetizers to entrees, side dishes and desserts.
Kwanzaa: From Holiday to Everyday
Traditionally, Kwanzaa brings family, friends and the community together for a winter celebration. But Kwanzaa can be a part of your life year-round.
A Literary Holiday Cookbook
Some of the most famous instances of fictional fare have become synonymous with the holidays. Who can forget the plentiful food surrounding the Ghost of Christmas Present in A Christmas Carol?
Kerry Benson and Diana Licalzi
Drink less and feel better the next morning by swapping your favorite cocktails with these plant-based mocktail alternatives-- thoughtfully developed by two registered dietitians.
Vegan Holiday Cookbook
Holiday feasts can be contentious for vegans and their nonvegan family members. This cookbook addresses the issue head-on, uniting family and friends, vegan or not, over simply delicious, easy, healthy, seasonal food.
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