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Holiday Treats! Cookbooks to Inspire and Help with Holiday Cooking

Perhaps one of the most fun, and most daunting, parts of the holidays is preparing festive meals for the holidays! It can feel overwhelming planning big meals that all family members and friends can enjoy, so Homewood Public Library is here to help. We’ve collected a few Holiday themed cookbooks, along with a few that highlight dietary restrictions. Check them out!

Cooking Light Holiday Cookbook

This is one present you’ll definitely want to open early the first-ever holiday cookbook from Cooking Light magazine, the worlds most widely read food magazine. No one likes to scrimp around the holiday snow you can stay on track and still dazzle friends and family with memorable holiday feasts and delectable treats. Share the joy with everything you need for seasonal cooking and less from Cooking Light.

Easy Homemade Cookie Cookbook: Simple Recipes for the Best Chocolate Chip Cookies, Brownies, Christmas Treats and Other American Favorites

The Easy Homemade Cookie Cookbook” is full of recipes anybody can make! Using pantry ingredients, you can fill your cookie jar with family favorites on a regular basis.”—Noel Lizotte, ApronFreeCooking.com

There’s nothing like a fresh batch of homemade cookies—but when they don’t turn out quite right, baking them can be bittersweet. With The Easy Homemade Cookie Cookbook your favorite cookies and treats will come out perfectly portioned and dependably delicious every single time. This much anticipated cookie cookbook from creator of the popular blog Cookie Dough and Oven Mitt, Miranda Couse, offers simple, no-frills recipes for creating the old-fashioned favorites you love.

Designed with the home baker in mind, this cookie cookbook offers:150 Favorite Recipes from all-American favorites like Chocolate Chip Cookies to modern twists like Nutella-Stuffed Cookies that you won’t find in any other cookie cookbook Easy-to Find Ingredients and Proper Scaling yield never-fail texture and taste Practical Tips include substitutions, variations and what to do with leftovers

Whether you’re baking for the holidays or a Tuesday, for others or yourself, The Easy Homemade Cookie Cookbook is your go-to cookie cookbook for every occasion.

Gluten Free Holiday Baking: More than 150 Cakes, Pies, and Pastries Made with Flavor, Not Flour

Cooking gluten-free doesn’t need to take the joy—or the taste—out of holiday foods. You can have festive foods without wheat worries. This book includes more than 150 innovative recipes from a well-respected cookbook author and expert in gluten-free cooking. The recipes are simple, quick, and made with readily available ingredients found in grocery stores. Impress your friends and family with how delicious gluten-free can be.

Vegan Holiday Cookbook: Festive Plant-Based Meals and Desserts for the Thanksgiving and Christmas Table

Are you vegan—and do you dread Thanksgiving because your family insists on a traditional turkey? Or are you a nonvegan family member welcoming everyone home for the Christmas holidays—and you’re scratching your head over what to cook for your newly vegan son or daughter-in-law?

Holiday feasts have always been contentious for vegans and their nonvegan family members—when a supposedly welcoming season of loved ones dining together becomes divisive when animal products are cooked as part of tradition. Vegan Holiday Recipes addresses this issue head-on and unites family and friends, vegan or not, over simply delicious, easy, healthy, seasonal food.

Containing seventy-five plant-based recipes specifically designed with Christmas and Thanksgiving in mind, this is the ultimate book for vegans, the vegan-curious, and their families and loved ones. The book will also include menu designs for the perfect festive lunch or dinner get together. Learn to prepare vegan breakfasts, snacks, drinks, main meals, sides, and, of course, desserts:

  • Potato Rosti and French Toast for Breakfast
  • Artichoke Dip and Macadamia Dill Cheese for Snacks
  • Mushroom and Parsnip Soup and Sweet Potato Salad
  • Pecan and Mushroom Wellington and Cheesy Broccoli Bake for Mains
  • Roast Vegetable Stuffing and Mashed Potato and Gravy for Sides
  • Pecan Caramel Pie and Nutmeg Cookies for Sweets
  • Mulled Apple Cider and Hot Chocolate for Drinks
  • And more!

Bring festive joy during the holiday season and inspire everyone with a delicious, inclusive table.

Holiday Cookies: Showstopping Recipes to Sweeten the Season

From Icebox Pinwheel Cookies to Red-and-White Meringue Kisses to Apple Cider Caramels, find new inspiration for the best of seasonal baking with Holiday Cookies.

This instant holiday classic is packed with 50 recipes, each gorgeously photographed and meticulously tested, along with dozens of decorating and packaging ideas. Filled with reimagined favorites like Giant Molasses Spice Cookies and Hazelnut Sandwich Cookies; confections like Peppermint Bark, Smoked Almond and Cacao Nib Brittle, and Dark Chocolate-Hazelnut Fudge; and detailed instructions for gorgeous gingerbread houses, cookie place cards, and edible ornaments, this is a cookie book like no other. Because the recipes are easy to scale up or down, Holiday Cookies is perfect for cookie exchanges, gift-giving, and just enjoying throughout the season. From a veteran baker and recipe developer, each cookie in this collection is guaranteed to be a stand-out, and destined to become your new Christmas classic.

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