Favorite Holiday Cookbooks to Help You Find the Perfect Recipe
The holidays are right around the corner! And whether you’re hosting a party or just want to try out some new recipes, it’s always helpful to have a few good cookbooks that can assist you in the kitchen. We’ve got your back with this list of holiday cookbooks that will help you find the perfect recipe for all occasions.
- Pioneer Woman Cooks – A Year of Holidays: 140 Step-by-Step Recipes for Simple, Scrumptious Celebrations
- Ree Drummond—accidental country girl, award-winning blogger, Food Network personality, and #1 New York Times bestselling author—presents The Pioneer Woman Cooks: A Year of Holidays, a fantastic collection of recipes, photos, and homespun humor to help you celebrate all through the year.
- Ree shows you how to ring in your favorite holidays with inspired menus for breakfasts, brunches, lunches, dinners, parties, deliveries, and feasts, accompanied by fun instructions and hundreds of her signature step-by-step photos. Filled with creative and flavorful ideas for intimate dinners, group gatherings, and family meals, The Pioneer Woman Cooks: A Year of Holidays includes dozens of mouthwatering dishes (with nineteen recipes for Thanksgiving alone!), helping home cooks create a variety of delights.
- Whip up a Resolution Smoothie on New Year’s Day; Whiskey BBQ Sliders and Dr Pepper Cupcakes for The Big Game; Glazed Ham for Easter; Watermelon Sangria for a sizzling Fourth of July cookout; and perfect Popcorn Balls on Halloween. For Christmas, Ree includes special homemade treats, including Caramel Apple Rolls, Christmas Rum Cake, and a selection of smile-inducing cookies, perfect for Christmas deliveries to family and friends.
- Enjoy holidays all year ’round…Pioneer Woman style!
- Danielle Walker’s Against All Grain Celebrations: A Year of Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, and Paleo Recipes for Every Occasion
- When people adopt a new diet for health or personal reasons, they worry most about the parties, holidays, and events with strong food traditions, fearing their fond memories will be lost along with the newly eliminated food groups. After suffering for years with a debilitating autoimmune disease and missing many of these special occasions herself, Danielle Walker has revived the joy that cooking for holidays can bring in Danielle Walker’s Against All Grain Celebrations, 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. Stunning full-color photographs of every dish make browsing the pages as delightful as cooking the recipes, and beautiful party images provide approachable and creative entertaining ideas.
- Making recipes using unfamiliar ingredients can cause anxiety, and while trying a new menu on a regular weeknight leaves some room for error, the meal simply cannot fail when you have a table full of guests celebrating a special occasion. Danielle has transformed her most cherished family traditions into trustworthy recipes you can feel confident serving, whether you’re hosting a special guest with food allergies, or cooking for a crowd of regular grain-eaters.
- The Good Housekeeping Christmas Cookbook: Recipes * Decorating * Joy
- Hang the stockings, deck the hall—and cook up a happy holiday! When it comes to Christmas, no one does it like Good Housekeeping. Brimming with more than 300 celebration-worthy recipes, sparkling decorating ideas, and suggestions for homemade (and home-baked) gifts, this sumptuous, mouthwatering collection will make the season extra merry. Triple-tested, fail-proof recipes come from both the magazine’s archive of favorites and from celebrities like Ina Garten, Martha Stewart, and Bobby Flay, along with favorite Christmas memories from Sting, Reese Witherspoon, Mariah Carey, and many other famous contributors. Delight family and guests with irresistible Cranberry Mojitos, Glazed Ham with Apricots, Roast Turkey with Wild Mushroom Gravy, and Herbed Rice Pilaf with Cranberries and Thyme—and then top if off with a to-die-for delicious Dulce de Leche Christmas Wreath or Gingerbread Whoopie Pies.
- This truly is the greatest Christmas cookbook ever—and sure to become a cherished part of your holiday tradition.
As the holidays approach and you get ready to start cooking, what are your favorite cookbooks? Do you have a few favorites that you turn to for every holiday, or do you try new ones each time? If these cookbooks aren’t in your kitchen, maybe it’s time to pick them up!
**All book descriptions courtesy of Amazon