2020 Holiday Eats

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Cookbooks for Holiday Inspiration

Find holiday recipes for everyone at your table with our digital cookbook collection. Find more cooking eBook titles on OverDrive.
 

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In this update of a beloved classic, more than 200 recipes and 125 photos showcase all the best of the Christmas season. Whether entertaining family and friends, looking for new cookies or cocktails, or bringing food to a party, there's something for every home cook in this one-stop compendium for the merriest and busiest holiday of the year. (Houghton)

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The Countdown to a Cozy Christmas Cookbook:  A Unofficial Cookbook for Fans of Hallmark Movies / Holly Carpenter.

Tis the season for cozy comforts, delicious holiday treats, and having a good cry while watching your favorite Christmas movies! Snack on popcorn treats as you wrap gifts, pipe frosting onto Christmas cookies with your favorite Lacey Chabert or Danica McKellar film on in the background, and bake up a storm for your next party. Have a lovely Christmas with the perfect companion cookbook to the most wonderful time of year. (Simon & Schuster)

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Fix-It-and-Forget-It Holiday Favorites: 150 easy and delicious slow cooker recipes.

Presents 150 slow cooker recipes for the holidays, including decadent sweet potato casserole, red currant meatballs, creamy butternut squash soup, and turkey lasagna. (Baker & Taylor)

 

 

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The Instant Pot Holiday Cookbook: 100 festive recipes to celebrate the season / Heather Schlueter.

A collection of holiday recipes specifically for the Instant Pot features appetizers, drinks, entrees, side dishes, dressings, desserts, and leftover makeovers, along with tips and advice on using the appliance. (Baker & Taylor)

 

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The Perfect Turkey: more than 100 mouthwatering recipes for the ultimate feast / Keith Sarasin.

The only turkey cookbook you’ll ever need! Never worry about whether your turkey is dry or underdone again. The Perfect Turkey Cookbook takes all of the mystery and guesswork out of the equation. Mix it up a bit with creative new takes on the classics, or totally step outside of your culinary comfort zone with brand new, mouth-watering recipes. (Simon & Schuster)  

 

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The Seasonal Jewish Kitchen: a fresh take on tradition / Amelia Saltsman.

Organized by the Jewish calendar, The Seasonal Jewish Kitchen combines the modern focus on fresh foods with ancient roots and recipes. These dishes are lighter and brighter; ranging from iconic brisket, chicken soup, gefilte fish, and potato latkes to Lamb, Butternut Squash, and Quince Tagine; Buckwheat, Bowties, and Brussels Sprouts; and Carob Molasses Ice Cream. Amelia Saltsman's melting-pot approach to flavors and ingredients will win over a new generation of Jewish cooks. (Sterling)

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Thanksgiving: how to cook it well / Sam Sifton.

A former New York Times restaurant critic and Thanksgiving Help Line contact presents an accessible and authoritative guide to cooking and surviving a stylish Thanksgiving dinner, drawing on his extensive experiences to counsel home cooks on everything from different ways to prepare a turkey and selecting accompanying wines to managing difficult relatives and timing side dishes.

 

 

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Vegan Holiday Cooking from Candle Café: celebratory menus and recipes from New York’s premier plant-based restaurants / Joy Pierson.

A vegan cookbook for the year's holidays includes such offerings as sweet potato latkes, crispy black bean tacos, roasted squash soup, and spiced bread pudding, and provides wine and cocktail pairings. (Baker & Taylor)
 

 

BONUS!

Once you’ve enjoyed that fabulous holiday meal, you’re probably going to have leftovers. The following title will help you figure out how to create even more great meals with them.

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Now & Again: go-to recipes, inspired menus, and endless ideas for reinventing leftovers / Julia Turshen.

Offers over one hundred recipes and menu ideas for reinventing leftovers, including such dishes as kale salad with pepita dressing, baked saffron rice, chicken and black-eyed pea chili, and black forest cake. (Baker & Taylor)

 

 

Holiday Baking and Crafts with Creativebug

The holidays are almost upon us and what's a better way to prepare than crafting and baking? Creativebug is an all-in-one source for learning a variety of craft techniques. Check out this course list to prepare for your family get-togethers and cozy nights at home this holiday season. Each course offers a materials list, so you know exactly what you need before you begin, and PDF downloads of instructions or patterns needed.

Pie CrustsHow to Make Pie CrustHomemade pies are beloved by all, but they can be particularly challenging to do well. Devlin shares his mother’s recipe for perfectly flaky pie crust, walking you through every step just like he’s in the kitchen beside you. You’ll learn tips and tricks for handling and rolling out the dough, as well as several traditional and decorative pie crust designs that will impress your guests, like lattice crust, cut outs, and pretty crimped edges. 

Sew a Pie CarrierMake easy work of transporting your freshly baked pie with this simply stitched pie carrier. Sewist-with-a-sweet-tooth Liana Allday shows how two pieces of cotton fabric plus handy cotton webbing straps quickly come together to make a classy bag to tote your torte. Whether the pie carrier is for transporting your own desserts or as a gift to your favorite baker, this project comes together in less than an hour – just enough time to whip up something delicious.

Winter WreathWinter WreathThis holiday season, make a festive wreath with Alethea and Jill of Studio Choo. Using a variety of evergreen branches, berries, pods and pinecones, Jill demonstrates how to snip branches down to manageable pieces and attach them securely to a wire wreath form. As she walks you through the process of building the wreath, Jill shares her signature ideas for combining different kinds of foliage to create a wild, organic look.

Hand-Rolled TrufflesMaking hand-rolled truffles at home is easy and yields professional results! Learn from master chocolatier, Mark Tilling, as he shows how to make a classic chocolate ganache that then gets rolled into delicate truffles. You will learn how to add flavors to your ganache and decorate your truffles with cocoa powder or metallic dusting colors. These truffles require only a few ingredients and can be made in advance.

Mug CozyKnitted Mug CozyKeep your mug toasty warm this winter with a sweet knitted mug cozy. Liana Allday shows you how to knit this tri-colored cozy in linen stitch. Along the way, you’ll learn how to keep track of right and wrong sides and which color you’re using, and how to create a button loop by chaining with a crochet hook. The resulting cozy makes for a great holiday gift, especially when paired with a special mug.

Make Homemade MarshmallowsThis holiday season, forego the store-bought marshmallows and whip up a batch of these chunky, light, and flavorful treats. Not only are they the perfect topper for your mug of cocoa, but they also toast up perfectly over open flame. In this class, Karen will show you how to use a candy thermometer to ensure perfect texture and prepare the pan so you don’t wind up with a goopy mess. At the end, Karen will show you how to roll the marshmallows in powdered sugar, cocoa powder, and toasted coconut, which make for perfect gourmet gifts.

Vegetarian and Vegan Cookbooks

These vegetarian and vegan cookbooks focus on the plant-based lifestyle, whether you’re looking to feed a vegan holiday guest or if you’re a lifelong fan of avoiding animal products. 

Vegetarian

Jamie Oliver – Ultimate Veg

British chef Jamie Oliver shares a wonderful collection of vegetarian meals that are hearty, delicious, and family friendly.

Lukas Volger – Start Simple

Author of Bowl, Volger breaks down how to create satisfying meals based around common ingredients that will satisfy any appetite.

Erin Gleeson – The Forest Feast: Gatherings

These stunning, healthy recipes will draw a crowd and make any gathering seem like a feast for a forest king. She also has a children’s book for small chefs in training!

Yotam Ottolenghi – Plenty + Plenty More

Israeli English Chef Ottolenghi brings his deep understanding of the importance of a vibrant table into the home with classic, delicious recipes and new favorites.

Clotilde Dusoulier – The French Market Cookbook

Think French food is only about meat and cheese? Think again! Dusoulier breaks down these recipes by season so that you too can eat like a Parisian.

America’s Test Kitchen -  The Complete Vegetarian Cookbook

Looking to master the basics or to get a tried and true recipe? Look no further!

Vegan

Terry Bryant – Afro-Vegan: Farm Fresh African, Caribbean, & Southern Flavors Remixed

James Beard Award Winner Bryant brings his knowledge of Black culinary touchstones and gives them a delicious vegan twist.

Yotam Ottolenghi & Ixta Belfrage - Ottolenghi Flavor

Ottolenghi strikes again, this time with a collaborative work between himself and Ixta Belfrage to elevate vegan and plant-based home cooked meals.

Isa Chandra Moskowitz – The Superfun Times Vegan Holiday Cookbook

From the woman who brought you The Veganomicon comes this ultimate compendium to help you get a meal out for every holiday of the year.

Gaz Oakley - Vegan 100

Popular Vegan Instagrammer Oakley brings you great recipes to swoon over. With skills ranging from basics to advanced, there is a recipe for every skill level.

Jean-Christian Jury - Vegan: The Cookbook

This mammoth compendium covers just about every vegan standard, from tofu scrambles to raw cheesecakes.

Timothy Pakron – Mississippi Vegan

Pakron takes us on a journey through the Southern cuisine culture he grew up in, through the lens of veganism. 

Baking

Isa Chandra Moskowitz - Vegan Pie in the Sky

Moskowitz strikes again with a whole book on how to veganize your favorite pies.

Isa Chandra Moskowitz - Vegan Cookies Invade Your Cookie Jar

And once more, this time in your cookie jar.

Erin McKenna – BabyCakes

Creator of the famous BabyCakes Bakery in NYC, McKenna shares her gluten-free and vegan recipes for fans all over the world.

Gretchen Price - Modern Vegan Baking

This ultimate guide contains not only recipes but is an excellent resource for the popular substitutes, such as aquafaba and arrowroot flour.

Jerrelle Guy - Black Girl Baking

Guy takes us on a journey where she veganizes these soul food dessert favorites that will have you asking for more.

Gluten-Free, Allergy-Free, and Special Diet Cookbooks

Planning for holiday meals can become complex when cooking for different dietary needs. Whether you're keto, paleo, gluten-free, allergy-free, or if you're joining the Whole30 movement, we have a book for you to cook from. 

Gluten-Free

Jeff Hertzberg & Zoë François – Gluten-Free Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day

Hertzberg and François present tested, delicious recipes for gluten-free bakers to bring home the bread, minus the allergens.

Jana Cristofano - Eat Well, Be Well

These vegan, gluten-free, and no refined sugar recipes are sure to bring delicious, healthy recipes to your kitchen by recreating over 100 classic dishes.

Mee McCormick - My Pinewood Kitchen, a Southern Culinary Cure

Knocked down by Hashimoto’s, rheumatoid arthritis, and Crohn’s, McCormick found solace in creating these gut-friendly recipes for those who also may need extra care in the kitchen.

Laurel Gallucci - Sweet Laurel

From the famous L.A. bakery Sweet Laurel comes a selection of absolutely delicious desserts that you won’t even know are gluten-free.

Keto/Paleo

Nicole Downs - Keto for Foodies

These must have keto recipes will help you meal prep deceptively delicious meals that will help you manage your health and weight.

Natasha Newton - Southern Keto

Newton uses a bit of culinary creativity to brings your Southern favorites back into your daily rotation with a keto twist.

Mellissa Sevigny - Keto for Life

Sevigny makes recipes that are for real people with busy lives, moderate budgets, and picky families.

American’s Test Kitchen - Paleo Perfected

America’s Test Kitchen brings you a manual for making perfect Paleo meals that will satisfy the whole family with tried and tested recipes you can rely on.

Whole 30

Melissa Hartwig - The Whole30 Cookbook

The creators of the Whole30 Diet collected over 150 recipes that will get your started on your month-long journey to wellness.

Melissa King – Easy, Whole, Vegan

These meals can be completed in less than 30 minutes and utilize your kitchen’s time-saving appliances, such as slow cookers and freezer meals, to get your meals out in a jiff.

Teri Turner - No Crumbs Left

What do you eat after you complete your first 30 days? Turner gives you recipes to last for the whole year so that you can stay on track.

Allergies

Elizabeth Gordon - Simply Allergy-Free

Gordon understands what it’s like to be a busy mom who needs to accommodate allergies, and she brings these insights to recipes for families that need to ensure they stay safe while not eating the same thing every week.

Colette Martin - Allergy-Free Pantry

Anyone who has a dietary allergy knows how hard it is to ensure that anything mass-produced is being done so safely. This cookbook brings you staples that you can make in your own home to ensure that you can enjoy them fearlessly.

Jennifer Esposito - Jennifer’s Way Kitchen

After being diagnosed with Celiac disease, actress Jennifer Esposito learned how to cook delicious meals that allow her to enjoy what she eats and also doesn’t exacerbate her symptoms.

Heather Christo - Pure Delicious

Former chef and current health blogger Christo’s entire life revolves around food and sharing it with others. When her daughters developed food allergies, she adapted many of her recipes and shares them in this book.

Katrina Jorgensen - Fearless Food

When kids with allergies need to eat, you can turn to this cookbook for delicious, kid-friendly fare.

The Twelve Days of Holiday Baking

The holidays are upon us, so that means baking season will be here before you know it. Start your preparations by placing one of the following books on hold for outside or curbside pickup, checking out with OverDrive/Libby, or by coming in during our browsing hours. Just click on the book covers or links below and sing along! 

On the first day of holiday baking, my true love gave to me

A loaf of Panettone (from Holiday and Celebration Bread in Just Five Minutes per Day).

Holiday & Celebration Bread in Just Five Minutes a Day

On the second day of holiday baking, my true love gave to me

Two Gingerbread Dreidels (from The Children’s Jewish Holiday Kitchen) and

A loaf of Panettone.

The Children's Jewish Holiday Kitchen

On the third day of holiday baking, my true love gave to me

Three Rugelach (from New York Christmas Baking),

Two gingerbread dreidels, and

A loaf of Panettone.

New York Christmas Baking

On the fourth day of holiday baking, my true love gave to me

Four Coconut Macaroons (from The Great Christmas Cookie Swap Cookbook),

Three Rugelach,

Two Gingerbread Dreidels, and

A loaf of Panettone.

The Great Christmas Cookie Swap

On the fifth day of holiday baking, my true love gave to me

Five Tiny Whiskey-Glazed Eggnog Cakes (from The Pastry Queen Christmas),

Four Coconut Macaroons,

Three Rugelach,

Two Gingerbread Dreidels, and

A loaf of Panettone.

The Pastry Queen Christmas

On the sixth day of holiday baking, my true love gave to me

Six Turtle Bars (from Christmas Cookies),

Five Tiny Whiskey-Glazed Eggnog Cakes,

Four Coconut Macaroons,

Three Rugelach,

Two Gingerbread Dreidels, and

A loaf of Panettone.

Betty Crocker Christmas Cookies

On the seventh day of holiday baking, my true love gave to me

Seven Lemon Snowdrops (from Betty Crocker Christmas Cookies),

Six turtle Bars,

Five Tiny Whiskey-Glazed Eggnog Cakes,

Four Coconut Macaroons,

Three Rugelach,

Two Gingerbread Dreidels, and

A loaf of Panettone.

Christmas Cookies

On the eighth day of holiday baking, my true love gave to me

Eight Sticky Toffee Puddings (from Set for the Holidays with Anna Olson),

Seven Lemon Snowdrops,

Six Turtle Bars,

Five Tiny Whiskey-Glazed Eggnog Cakes,

Four Coconut Macaroons,

Three Rugelach,

Two Gingerbread Dreidels, and

A loaf of Panettone.

Set for the Holidays with Anna Olson

On the ninth day of holiday baking, my true love gave to me

Nine loaves of Braided Challah Breads (from Gluten-Free and Vegan Holidays),

Eight Sticky Toffee Puddings,

Seven Lemon Snowdrops,

Six Turtle Bars,

Five Tiny Whiskey-Glazed Eggnog Cakes,

Four Coconut Macaroons,

Three Rugelach,

Two Gingerbread Dreidels, and

A loaf of Panettone.

Gluten-Free and Vegan Holidays

On the tenth day of holiday baking, my true love gave to me

Ten Fruitcakes (from Christmas Baking),

Nine loaves of Braided Challah Bread,

Eight Sticky Toffee Puddings,

Seven Lemon Snowdrops,

Six Turtle Bars,

Five Tiny Whiskey-Glazed Eggnog Cakes,

Four Coconut Macaroons,

Three Rugelach,

Two Gingerbread Dreidels, and

A loaf of Panettone.

Gluten-Free and Vegan Holidays

On the eleventh day of holiday baking, my true love gave to me

Eleven Cranberry Bliss Bars (from Best Holiday Sweets and Treats),

Ten Fruitcakes,

Nine loaves of Braided Challah Bread,

Eight Sticky Toffee Puddings,

Seven Lemon Snowdrops,

Six Turtle Bars,

Five Tiny Whiskey-Glazed Eggnog Cakes,

Four Coconut Macaroons,

Three Rugelach,

Two Gingerbread Dreidels, and

A loaf of Panettone.

Best Holiday Sweets & Treats

On the twelfth day of holiday baking, my true love gave to me

Twelve Peanut Butter Pinecones (from Baking All Year Round: Holidays and Special Occasions),

Eleven Cranberry Bliss Bars,

Ten Fruitcakes,

Nine loaves of Braided Challah Bread,

Eight Sticky Toffee Puddings,

Seven Lemon Snowdrops,

Six Turtle Bars,

Five Tiny Whiskey-Glazed Eggnog Cakes,

Four Coconut Macaroons, Three Rugelach,

Two Gingerbread Dreidels, and

A loaf of Panettone.

Baking All Year Round

And a Sweet Potato Pie for Kwanzaa!