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5 Books to Help You Create a Beautiful Holiday Table

Are you having a formal sit down holiday dinner? Or is it going to be a more casual get together? Whichever you choose to do, don’t forget to utilize Richland Library’s resources if you are looking for inspiration. Here are just five books about holiday entertaining, but there are so many more books, ebooks, and DVDs in our collection to meet your needs.


Amazon Says: Award-winning chef Bradley Ogden presents his first cookbook in over a decade. Holiday Dinners with Bradley Ogden includes 150 cherished recipes for a range of winter holidays more...
Amazon Says: Award-winning chef Bradley Ogden presents his first cookbook in over a decade. Holiday Dinners with Bradley Ogden includes 150 cherished recipes for a range of winter holidays—Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s—in one easy-to-use and delicious guide for making the most memorable meals for the most special occasions. With preparation schedules, sample menus, and instructive sidebars, Chef Ogden takes the guesswork out of holiday preparation so that you can spend more time with the family and less time in the kitchen.With Ogden’s focus on responsible cooking, he includes information on buying sustainable local ingredients, and a glossary of terms. less...
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Amazon Says: Packed with over 125 festive recipes, inspirational styling ideas, helpful information on planning and decorating, and stunning lifestyle photography, Williams-Sonoma Holiday more...
Amazon Says: Packed with over 125 festive recipes, inspirational styling ideas, helpful information on planning and decorating, and stunning lifestyle photography, Williams-Sonoma Holiday Entertaining offers a fresh approach to celebrating the season. With a family-friendly focus, this 288-page guide inspires you to entertain during the holidays, with advice on how to plan, what to serve, and ways to make your celebration--and table--memorable. The book begins with a comprehensive and visually rich section on planning and decorating for the holidays. Sixteen suggested menus offer a full range of occasions for winter entertaining, from a holiday brunch or cocktail party to a fireside fondue party. Next, there are three occasion-driven chapters dedicated to Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year`s. Each chapter illustrates a celebration and includes a detailed planning spread, a how-to idea for a centerpiece, plus additional inspirations for seasonal style, such as ways to make holiday place settings special and how to decorate with candles. The recipes are organized into eight chapters: drinks, hors d`oeuvres, soups & salads, mains, sides, desserts, breakfasts, and gifts from the kitchen. Recipes include contemporary twists on favorite classics, such as Roast Turkey with Sage Stuffing, Gingered Cranberries, and Pumpkin Pie with Walnut Crust. There are also seasonally themed specialties, like a Mojito Peppermint Fizz, Fresh Cracked Crab with Chili Dipping Sauce, and Blood Orange Granita. Features Everything you need to plan memorable holiday gatherings in a single, inspiring volume More than 125 kitchen-tested recipes give holiday classics a modern twist Full-color photographs and easy-to-follow preparation and cooking instructions Includes creative gourmet holiday gifts from the kitchen Sidebars throughout offer tips and ideas for successful party planning less...
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The Christmas Table by Diane Morgan
Amazon Says: The Christmas Table serves up comfort and joy with helpful hints and recipes to plan an unforgettable holiday feast. Award-winning author Diane Morgan fills the book with fest more...
Amazon Says: The Christmas Table serves up comfort and joy with helpful hints and recipes to plan an unforgettable holiday feast. Award-winning author Diane Morgan fills the book with festive recipes and decorating ideas that are sure to become favorites. On Christmas morning, opening presents will be even sweeter with a breakfast of Cinnamon-Scented Bread Custard, and delightful recipes like Juniper Brined Roast Turkey and Whipped Yams topped with a Crunchy Praline Crust will be instant yuletide classics. This comprehensive holiday guide also includes recipes for Christmas cookies, candied nuts, and other giftable goodies. With simple, beautiful crafts and delicious, easy-to-follow recipes, The Christmas Table ensures a very merry Christmas for everyone. less...
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Amazon Says: Florist Daniel Santamaria's Christmas decor and flower arrangements are unique. They combine unexpected colors and materials without losing the traditional twinkle or the fest more...
Amazon Says: Florist Daniel Santamaria's Christmas decor and flower arrangements are unique. They combine unexpected colors and materials without losing the traditional twinkle or the festive spirit of the holiday season. His style is tasteful and subdued, steering clear of the over the top 'Kitschmas' decor. Scented centerpieces, evergreen wreaths, festive garlands, table pieces with a twist, glittering ornaments,... this book brims with extraordinary ideas to make the house bloom with holiday cheer. It is the perfect gift for the green-thumbed party host(ess) and an inspirational treasure trove for those who are passionate about the holiday season. less...
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Amazon Says: Pat and Gina Neely, the beloved husband-and-wife team and authors of the New York Times best seller Down Home with the Neelys, are all about lettin’ the good times roll. It more...
Amazon Says: Pat and Gina Neely, the beloved husband-and-wife team and authors of the New York Times best seller Down Home with the Neelys, are all about lettin’ the good times roll. It takes family, friends, and ample good food, and in their new book, they share their recipes and secrets for entertaining year-round, dishing up new spins on seasonal classics, and suggesting occasions to celebrate that most of us haven’t thought of ourselves. Along with menus for Christmas, Thanksgiving, Easter Sunday, and every known holiday in between, here are all the fixings for a year of down home celebrating, 120 recipes including Hoppin’ John Soup and Deep-fried Cornish Game Hens for New Year’s Day; Smothered Pork Chops and Creamy Garlic Mashed Potatoes for “Welcome Home, Baby”; One-handed Turkey Burgers and Mint Tea for “Spring Cleaning.” The Neelys believe that life should be celebrated, holiday or not. With this mouth-watering collection of recipes you have everything you need to Neely-tize your table far beyond the holiday season. less...
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