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Review by Debbie Mazo 
Nowhere are family memories more vivid than those created around the Christmas dinner table. In families large and small, parents delight in passing on traditions that will take shape as time-honored rituals in their children's lives. To help create Christmas memories for your family members this season, visit

When it comes to planning this year's Christmas extravaganza, has it all with tried and true selections as well as some innovative offerings with new touches. Part of the leading network of sites, has loaded up its sled with a festive collection of Christmas menus, recipes, baking hints, and party tips. To help put you in the spirit of the season, check out the cookie, cake, and candy countdowns for a brand new Christmas recipe each day until December 25th.

A carefully thought out Christmas dinner is one of the best gifts you can offer family and friends. serves up a variety of options for this year's celebration, including an Italian Christmas eve featuring savory fish dishes like Stuffed Sole and Lemony Steamed Fish. Traditionalists can feast on a dinner of Grilled Goose with Prune Stuffing and Gravy served with colorful winter vegetables like Green Beans and Walnuts or Whipped Carrots and Parsnips.

Baking sugar cookies is a cherished activity associated with the winter holidays, whether you're arranging a plate of cookies for company or making them up for gifts. At, you'll discover everything you need to know about baking cut-out cookies including recipes for all-time favorites like Simple Sugar Cookies with a Sugar Cookie Glaze. For the perfect dozen, check out the helpful hints like chilling the dough before rolling it or using a ruler to measure the dough's thickness for consistent baking times.

Other attractions at the site include time-tested planning ideas for your ornament-making or tree-trimming party. If you're new to the Christmas dinner experience, there's a handy reference guide to walk you through your first attempt at table setting. Full of festive ideas for this year's celebration, will make your yuletide memories more delicious than ever.


About the Writer

Debbie Mazo is a writer and editor based in Vancouver, Canada. She's been writing the NetFood Digest column for FoodWine since 1997. You can contact her at djmbc@[email-address-removed].

Copyright © 2000, Debbie Mazo. All rights reserved.


    December 2000



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