Christmas Cooking for Dummies

Christmas Cooking for Dummies is for anyone who loves Christmas – even if it is July. You will find over 100 recipes from baked fresh ham, roast turkey and the best mashed sweet potatoes to all kinds of appetizers, side dishes, breakfast ideas, soups, salads, cookies, cakes, pies, breads and even a champagne drink with orange juice and passion fruit that works as well at a Christmas breakfast as it does with hors d’oeuvres. You will also find food gifts like a Clementine-Cranberry Marmalade and homemade s’mores complete with made-from-scratch Marshmallows. Make sure to check out the chapter on food-based decorations like Candy Garlands and a Cookie Wreath Centerpiece that are perfect for making with children as well as an ice wreath studded with cranberries. And speaking of kids, Christmas is a family holiday and I have written the book with that in mind. Many of the recipes are meant to be made with children alongside – if you don’t have any kids…borrow some! The Cranberry Orange Quick Bread is super easy and incredibly delicious. Perfect to make with kids, give as gifts or have around the house for holiday guests.