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Happy Holidays from the Diva of Do-Ahead: A Year of Feasts to Celebrate with Family and Friends

ISBN: 9781558323216
Publisher: Harvard Common Press
Publication Date: 2006-09-15
Number of pages: 320
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Holidays often conjure up warm and nostalgic memories, but they can also provoke a bit of anxiety, especially for those faced with cooking that big Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner. In Happy Holidays from the Diva of Do-Ahead, the Diva herself, Diane Phillips, provides 125 foolproof recipes and a no-fail game plan to eliminate the stress and make it easy to prepare meals for 12 holiday celebrations: New Year's, Valentine's Day, Passover, Easter, Mother's Day, Memorial Day, Father's Day, Fourth of July, Rosh Hashanah, and Halloween, with expanded menus and extra help for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Whether it's Tuna Nioise Sandwiches for a backyard bash on Memorial Day or Smoked Salmon Spread for an elegant Passover Seder, each holiday features one or more make-ahead menus, plus tips on table settings, decorations, guest lists, estimating beverage amounts, and more. With a tone that is reassuring and confidence boosting, Diane serves as a holiday meal cheerleader, explaining how to get organized in advance and how to create a fabulous meal every step of the way. Her do-ahead premise and stress-free promise enable anyone to enjoy the holidays with family and guests, rather than spending it in the kitchen cooking while everyone else is at the table. With a user-friendly design and a 16-page color photo insert, Happy Holidays from the Diva of Do-Ahead will appeal to home cooks just beginning their holiday meal traditions, those still developing their holiday cooking repertoire, and those seeking new ideas for putting together a special occasion spread. This invaluable book is full of practical advice for both novice cooks and seasoned entertainers looking for a better way to cook for the holidays.

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