Recommended Reads - Thanksgiving/Family Holiday Cooking

The holiday season is about to begin, and that means it’s time for everything from family favorites to once-a-year treats to “I saw it in a cookbook”. Use one of our cookbooks to find a new twist on an old recipe or plan a complete gathering. 

Best Holiday Sweets and Treats: Good and Simple Family Favorites to Bake and Share

by Daniella Malfitano.

The holidays can be stressful, but baking a batch of cookies, fudge, or bars for your family doesn't have to be. With classic ingredients and easy-to-follow instructions, Best Holiday Sweets & Treats has something for even the busiest holiday baker. Whether it's traditional holiday fare or something with a little more flair, nothing brings loved ones together faster than the smell of sugar cookies baking in the oven. You won't just be making cookies--you'll be making memories.

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Betty Crocker Complete Thanksgiving Cookbook: All You Need to Cook a Foolproof Dinner

by Betty Crocker

Betty Crocker makes it easy to co-ordinate roasting a turkey with preparing the assortment of side dishes and desserts that go along with a traditional Thanksgiving meal. Along with 130 time-honoured recipes, this guide offers expert advice on everything from carving a turkey, making lump-free gravy, and rolling out pie crust, to finding good use for leftovers.

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Cool Thanksgiving Dinner

by Lisa Wagner

Check out the recipes of Cool Thanksgiving Dinner. With photos of basic techniques, tools, and ingredients, this book will appeal to new cooks as well as young cooks. It gives young readers fun new recipes and ideas to explore. This book has kid-tested recipes and includes lots of tips and tricks that make it easy to become an experienced kid cook. By cooking these best-ever dishes for family and friends, young chefs will learn to serve a great Thanksgiving dinner, whip up classic creamy mashed potatoes, bite into green beans with almonds, create a delicious pecan pie and more.

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Danielle Walker’s Against All Grain Celebrations: A Year of Gluten-free, Dairy-free, and Paleo Recipes for Every Occasion

by Danielle Walker

Danielle Walker presents a collection of recipes and menus for twelve special occasions throughout the year. Featuring a variety of birthday cakes, finger foods to serve at a baby or bridal shower, and re-creations of backyard barbecue standards like peach cobbler and corn bread, Danielle includes all of the classics. There's a full Thanksgiving spread--complete with turkey and stuffing, creamy green bean casserole, and pies--and menus for Christmas dinner; a New Year's Eve cocktail party and Easter brunch are covered, along with suggestions for beverages and cocktails and the all-important desserts. Recipes can be mixed and matched among the various occasions, and many of the dishes are simple enough for everyday cooking.

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Friendsgiving: Celebrate Your Family of Friends

by Alexandra Shytsman

While Thanksgiving is a time to be grateful for family, Friendsgiving gives us an opportunity to be thankful for friends. This practical guide will give you the insight and advice for creating a fun, unforgettable occasion to eat and drink with friends. Tap into your own creativity with an offering of diverse recipes, from classic turkey and stuffing to modern global-inspired menus and vegan, gluten-free options. Includes twenty-five recipes, handy timelines, shopping tips, leftover strategies, music suggestions and party games.

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Good Eating’s Thanksgiving Recipes

by Various Authors

This book comprises the best Thanksgiving recipes as collected by the Chicago Tribune and weaves them into a quick, easy guide to help readers whip up successful holiday dinners. Complete with both traditional and innovative recipes, as well as full-color photography, Good Eating's Thanksgiving Recipes offers easy-to-follow instructions and kitchen-tested results for a delicious seasonal celebration. Featuring a unique and creative set of entrees, appetizers, side dishes, and desserts, this book is perfect for anyone trying to expand their Thanksgiving repertoire or find inspiration in preparing the perfect holiday meal.

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The Harvest Table

by Gooseberry Patch

Ahh...autumn! Whether your favorite harvest-time activity is family hayride fun, homecoming parties with friends or Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings, you'll find just the right recipes in The Harvest Table.

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How to Cook Everything Thanksgiving

by Mark Bittman

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.

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The Instant Pot Holiday Cookbook: 100 Festive Recipes to Celebrate the Season

by Heather Schlueter

This official cookbook features 100 fabulous recipes for Thanksgiving and Christmas, along with an introduction full of tips and advice on using this must-have appliance. It goes from festive beginnings, such as appetizers, first courses, and welcoming drinks, to show-stopping entrees, side dishes, dressings, and desserts. Plus, there's a dedicated chapter for leftover makeovers! You'll even find ideas for gifts from the kitchen that everyone will love.

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Vegan Holiday Cooking: 60 Meatless, Dairy-free Recipes Full of Festive Flavors

by Kirsten Kaminski

Delicious vegan meals perfect for any holiday or special occasion. Making delicious, healthy holiday meals is easier than ever with Kirsten Kaminski's tasty vegan recipes. Dishes like Stuffed Butternut Squash, Mushroom Wellington, Sweet Potato-Cauliflower Casserole and Dijon Scalloped Potatoes are the perfect foundation for a wholesome meal worthy of any celebration. Kirsten's recipes have you covered for every course from appetizer to dessert, making it easy to create an entire decadent menu full of healthy vegan dishes. Whether you're looking for a few healthier dishes to lighten up your holiday meal or want an entirely vegan spread, Vegan Holiday Cooking has a recipe for you.

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