Betty Crocker updates a beloved classic, with more than 200 recipes and 125 photos that showcase the best of the Christmas season. From new cookies and cocktails to fresh ideas for main dishes, appetizers and gifts from the kitchen, this is the one-stop book for every cook Christmas brings out the cook in everyone, whether you are making appetizers and drinks for casual entertaining, a show-stopper meal for family, food gifts for friends, or special cakes and desserts that only come out once a year. In this delightful seasonal cookbook, Betty Crocker combines comforting tradition with new ideas—from simple Sugar Cookies and Roast Turkey with Thyme to Roasted Brined Duck with Chipotle Glaze and Holiday Aloo Gobi. In addition, there are helpful make-ahead tips and special features to add to your holiday cheer. Learn how to set up a home bar and make an Elf-Tini, how to host a fondue party, fun ways to wrap and give cookies, how to create new Christmas traditions, and more. This enticing compendium will be a go-to cookbook year after year, proving that while Christmas is busy, it can also be delicious fun.
Betty Crocker Christmas cookies celebrate Christmas with delicious home-baked cookies from Betty Crocker What better way to kick off the holiday season than with a plate of tasty cookies and bars? Now Betty Crocker gives you cookie-baking secrets and scrumptious recipes for classic family favorites, grown-up treats, and even some super-easy goodies from mixes. Find out how you can host a fun-filled cookie swap party, and learn how to make perfect cookies everytime. Let Betty Crocker help you welcome the holiday season!
Author: Betty Crocker
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2008-12-19
Nothing beats homemade cookies hot out of the oven, and this value-priced full-color cookbook gives you 100 great ways to satisfy your cookie craving. You?ll find simple recipes for all your favorites, plus luscious new creations?easy drop cookies, shaped and rolled cookies, brownies and bars, kids? cookies, and holiday cookies. Just watch how fast they disappear!
In addition to the classic Betty Crocker Cookbook which includes more than nine hundred recipes for appetizers, beverages, breads, meats, vegetables, and desserts, this edition offers an added section designed for newlyweds.
Author: Betty Crocker
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2007-10-19
A special new edition of the best-selling cookbook features a special heart-healthy section that reveals how to cut bad fats and cholesterol in meals, reduce stress, maintain healthy weight, quit smoking, and control heart disease risk factors, along with more than one thousand classic and contemporary recipes, nutritional breakdowns, how-to guidelines, cooking tips, and hints for menu planning and entertaining.
Author: Better Homes and Gardens
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release Date: 2012-04-11
450 fantastic cookie recipes, from tried-and-true classics to unbeatable brownies to fabulous favorites that span the globe. Enticing color photos of cookies on every spread. Storage instructions are included for every recipe. Prep, Chill, Bake, and Stand times are highlighted for each recipe. Bonus chapters: Our Holiday Best and Quick Candies. Chapter divider pages include feature text. Full-color baking and decorating guide filled with ingredient information, tips, and techniques from the Better Homes and Gardens Test Kitchen.
Fun and sure-to-please cookie recipes—from all-time classics to contemporary favorites Here's a massive collection of the best cookies and bars ever with more than 180 sensational recipes that are as easy to make as they are fun to eat. Whether made from scratch or with a Betty Crocker mix, these delectable cookies give you as many options as any cookie lover could want. Whether you crave traditional favorites or fancy new ideas, you'll fall in love with these lusciously diverse cookies—from classic peanut butter cookies to unexpected flavors like Pecan-Praline Bacon Bars. Plus, with a special section of gluten-free recipes, every member of the family can get in on the fun. Features more than 180 easy-to-make cookie recipes offering a wide variety of flavors and variations, from fun cookies for kids to sophisticated dinner-party delights Illustrated with more than 100 full-color photos and step-by-step how-to photos for baking, decorating, and more Includes tips and advice on cookie-making basics, from rolling and cutting to baking and frosting You'll find almost any cookie you can imagine in the Betty Crocker Big Book of Cookies. With these recipes and variations, you'll find the perfect sweet treat for any occasion . . . or no occasion at all.
Author: Ann Pearlman
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2010-10-26
The Christmas Cookie Cookbook is the perfect holiday present or year-round companion for new and seasoned bakers alike. Packed with tips, anecdotes, and tons of recipes, this cookbook is a must-have for anyone looking for a new holiday tradition or simply a fresh way to spread holiday cheer throughout the year. For almost twenty years, Ann Pearlman and a dozen of her friends have been in a Christmas Cookie Club founded by Marybeth Bayer. Every year at the same time, they gather at her house to exchange cookies, wine, and laughs. Now, with The Christmas Cookie Cookbook, Ann shows readers how to start a club of their own. The recipes and the inspiration are all here in one complete guide for cookie club hopefuls. With a diverse selection of not only Christmas cookies, but Chanukah and Ramadan cookies too, there’s a treat in here for everyone!
Author: Charles Duhigg
Publisher: Random House
Release Date: 2016-03-08
Genre: Business & Economics
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the author of The Power of Habit comes a fascinating book that explores the science of productivity, and why managing how you think is more important than what you think—with an appendix of real-world lessons to apply to your life. At the core of Smarter Faster Better are eight key productivity concepts—from motivation and goal setting to focus and decision making—that explain why some people and companies get so much done. Drawing on the latest findings in neuroscience, psychology, and behavioral economics—as well as the experiences of CEOs, educational reformers, four-star generals, FBI agents, airplane pilots, and Broadway songwriters—this painstakingly researched book explains that the most productive people, companies, and organizations don’t merely act differently. They view the world, and their choices, in profoundly different ways. A young woman drops out of a PhD program and starts playing poker. By training herself to envision contradictory futures, she learns to anticipate her opponents’ missteps—and becomes one of the most successful players in the world. A group of data scientists at Google embark on a four-year study of how the best teams function, and find that how a group interacts is more important than who is in the group—a principle, it turns out, that also helps explain why Saturday Night Live became a hit. A Marine Corps general, faced with low morale among recruits, reimagines boot camp—and discovers that instilling a “bias toward action” can turn even the most directionless teenagers into self-motivating achievers. The filmmakers behind Disney’s Frozen are nearly out of time and on the brink of catastrophe—until they shake up their team in just the right way, spurring a creative breakthrough that leads to one of the highest-grossing movies of all time. What do these people have in common? They know that productivity relies on making certain choices. The way we frame our daily decisions; the big ambitions we embrace and the easy goals we ignore; the cultures we establish as leaders to drive innovation; the way we interact with data: These are the things that separate the merely busy from the genuinely productive. In The Power of Habit, Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Charles Duhigg explained why we do what we do. In Smarter Faster Better, he applies the same relentless curiosity, deep reporting, and rich storytelling to explain how we can improve at the things we do. It’s a groundbreaking exploration of the science of productivity, one that can help anyone learn to succeed with less stress and struggle, and to get more done without sacrificing what we care about most—to become smarter, faster, and better at everything we do. Praise for Smarter Faster Better “A pleasure to read . . . Duhigg’s skill as a storyteller makes his book so engaging to read.”—The New York Times Book Review “Not only will Smarter Faster Better make you more efficient if you heed its tips, it will also save you the effort of reading many productivity books dedicated to the ideas inside.”—Bloomberg Businessweek “Duhigg pairs relatable anecdotes with the research behind why some people and businesses are not as efficient as others.”—Chicago Tribune “The book covers a lot of ground through meticulous reporting and deft analysis, presenting a wide range of case studies . . . with insights that apply to the rest of us.”—The Wall Street Journal
SMELLS OF CINNAMON, cookie cutters, rolling and baking, eating dough, warm times with friends and family: Christmas cookies are a universal symbol of sweetness and family tradition at Christmas. But the joy of Christmas cookies goes beyond eating.In CHRISTMAS COOKIES ARE FOR GIVING, Kristin Johnson and Mimi Cumminsreawaken the fun of giving Christmas cookies, as they remember doing when they lived next door to each other when young children.From the heartwarming original short story "The Giving Christmas Cookie," whichshows a family brought together by a special cookie at Christmas, to nearly 50scrumptious recipes with mouth watering color photos, to the timely, easy directions for making homemade "Gifts in a Jar," to expert baking tips, to clever packaging ideas, CHRISTMAS COOKIES ARE FOR GIVING, shows that old-fashioned Christmas gifts are the antidote to the holiday rush. The secret to a meaningful Christmas celebration may not be in the mall, but in your pantry.More than a cookbook, this is a celebration of family, friends, and the joy of giving.
Author: Taste of Home
Release Date: 2013-12-03
Let Taste of Home help you plan your holiday parties and menus with this idea-packed cookbook. There are wonderful appetizers and beverages, company-worthy entrees, delectable breads, an array of sides and best of all dazzling, divine sweets—cookies, candies, cakes, pies and more. Included is classic fare, as well as updated twists on old-time favorites. CHAPTERS Intro Festive Appetizers & Beverages Holiday Parties Joyful Brunches Christmas Dinner Menus Merry Entrees Jolly Sides Glorious Breads Yuletide Cookies Heavenly Desserts Candy Sampler Special Gifts of Food Thanksgiving Gathering Indexes Recipes Caramel Cashew Clusters Chocolate Hazelnut Truffles Apple Cider-Glazed Ham Cheese-Topped Roasted Vegetables Colorful Gazpacho Salad Herb-Crusted Prime Rib Old English Trifle Raspberry Lemon Cake Yorkshire Pudding with Bacon and Sage Asiago Chicken Spread Calzone Pinwheels Cherry-Brandy Baked Brie Hot Spiced Wine Shrimp Wrapped in Bacon Warm Pomegranate Punch Cranberry-Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix Orange Pear Jam Cracked Pepper Cheddar Muffins Rustic Pumpkin Bread Almond Pistachio Baklava Caramel Apple Cheesecake Frozen Peppermint Delight Holiday Walnut Torte Au Gratin Potatoes ’n’ Leeks Carrot Cake Doughnuts Overnight Raisin French Toast Golden Roasted Turkey Maple-Oat Dinner Rolls Sausage Raisin Dressing Brown Sugar Cutouts Cherry Kisses Cranberry Shortbread Bars Dark Chocolate Butterscotch Brownies Raspberry Sandwich Spritz 7 WINTER PARTIES The seven winter parties will be organized into 7 themes, with menus and holiday entertaining ideas (e.g. A snowflake invitation) for each. Festive Open House During the busy holiday season, it can be challenging to pick a time and date to get-together with all you friends. An open house allows people to stop by during the day when it’s convenient for them. Let your open house go for 4 to 6 hours and you're sure to enjoy a casual time. Recipes include Roast Beef and Pear Crostini, Apricot Chicken Wings, Grape Juice Sparkler, and Warm Spiced Nuts. Cocktail Party Bring on the bubbly! A spirited evening of festive cocktails and bite-size appetizers awaits. Set up the bar with cranberry mixers and deck the buffet with shrimp and crostini, it’s time to mingle and be jolly with old friends and new. Recipes include Fast Coconut Shrimp, Goat Cheese-Pesto Crostini, Bubbly Cranberry Mixer, and Orange Razzletini. After-Caroling Warm-Up Welcome friends and family inside for a post-caroling meal. This make-ahead feast will be ready to greet you from the cold. Recipes include slow-cooked Round-Up Chili, slow-cooked Tuscan Pork Stew, Rosemary Garlic Focaccia, and Truffle Hot Chocolate Holiday Movie Night Coming to a living room near you, Miracle on 34th Street, A Christmas Story, and more. Gather the gang, pass the pizza and cuddle up with a batch of chocolaty fudge cups for screenings of your favorite holiday classics. Recipes include: Pizza Rusticana, Tijuana Tidbits, and Coconut-Almond Fudge Cups. Tea Party No matter how cold it is outside, a hot cup of Chai or a tangy cranberry tea makes it easy to enjoy the warmth of the season. Guests will be served platters of tea sandwiches and petite pastries, as well as poppy seed scones and Vienna Triangles to add a traditional touch to a memorable and merry tea party. Recipes include Vanilla Chai Tea, Petite Apricot Pastries, and Turkey, Gouda & Apple Tea Sandwiches. Let It Snow Celebration If the flurry of holiday duties has you flustered, and the snow’s a fallin’, call up some friends for an afternoon of skiing, sledding, snowshoeing and ice skating. Afterwards, warm your bellies with some hearty fare. Recipes include Shredded Pork Sandwiches, Slow-Cooked Applesauce, and Snowmen Cookies. Lunch with Friends Let’s do lunch! Because there's no better time to show your appreciation for your closet chums than during the holiday season. You can offer a delicious soup, salad and sandwich with a sophisticated holiday twist. Recipes include: Roasted Red Pepper Bisque, Spinach Festival Salad, and Grilled Cheese Supreme.
Since when did every cookie on the plate have to be just like the next? Or each layer of cake exactly the same height? Each piecrust an impeccable work of art and encircled by stunningly perfect pastry leaves? To the uninitiated, all that fastidious, spotless baking is intimidating, not to mention exhausting. The Messy Baker celebrates baking as it happens in the real world--sweet, messy, fun, not always gorgeous, but a way to show love. Which doesn't make it any less delicious; to the contrary, Charmian Christie's flavor combinations rise far above the ordinary. Why have a raspberry galette when you can enjoy a raspberry-rhubarb galette with drippy, unctuous walnut frangipane? Or how about a Brie and walnut whiskey tart? It's all yours without the rigid perfectionism or complicated instructions of other gourmet cookbooks. Christie's warm, irreverent voice brings the fun back into baking at a time when home cooks--pulled from pillar to post by jobs and errands--need to have fun. The Messy Baker is a full-service book that not only guides the reader through simple, delicious recipes but is also there to help out when things go wrong. For anyone who gave in frustration when that cake collapsed or the frosting smeared, Christie's practical advice is here to rescue even the worst disaster and inspire the baker to try the next recipe.