A Festive Christmas: Holiday Recipes and Tablesetting Ideas

Better Homes & Gardens | Meredith Books

SKU: 421-AFE

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If you love the holidays, you’ll treasure A Festive Christmas.

This Better Homes and Gardense book brims with recipes for brunches, buffets, cookie/candy exchanges, and gala holiday dinners. We've included 183 of our most beloved holiday recipes such as:

  • Caramel-Apple Pandowdy: Prepare this legendary brunch dish in four easy steps.
  • Quick Champagne Punch: Toast your guests with a sparkling beverage.
  • Buttermilk Chocolate Cake: This is the scrumptious cake on our cover. (Learn how to make the chocolate curls on top-easy.)
  • Filet of Beef: Hot or cold, filet makes an elegant dish for a sit-down dinner or buffet.

A Festive Christmas presents 50 do-it-yourself ideas for setting a sensational table:

  • Set your table aglow by arranging candles on a cake stand.
  • Transform grapevines and Christmas tree lights into a stunning punch-bowl wreath.
  • Dazzle guests with a centerpiece of gilded fruit.

Turn your kitchen into Santa's workshop. The experts at Better Homes and Gardens provide recipes, wrapping ideas, and inspiration:

  • Pack a collector's tin with Caramel Corn and Candy Crunch.
  • Blueberry Sauce looks beautiful in a bottle.
  • Know someone who loves spicy snacks? Give them Cajun Bagel Chips.

There's more!

  • Use our patterns and complete directions to make a cookie carousel and a gingerbread farmyard scene.
  • Learn the tricks of food stylists: Turn tomatoes into roses, herbs into bouquets, and orange peels into floating stars. We show you how to pipe cheese spreads and how to make fancy bread cut-outs.
  • Tips throughout the book offer make-ahead advice, ideas for enhancing the eye-appeal of your foods, and recipe adaptations for a crowd.”

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