the appetizer:

The Betty Crocker Christmas Cookbook includes two delicious treats for the holidays: Almond Bonbons and Praline Pumpkin Dessert.

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Betty Crocker Christmas Cookbook
Second Edition

From the Betty Crocker Editors


With the big holiday season just around the corner, Betty Crocker's popular all-in-one Christmas cooking, decorating, and entertaining resource is here to help you get in the spirit, get everything done, create your own gifts and enjoy it all!

Betty Crocker Christmas Cookbook, Second Edition has now been extensively revised and updated with 70 percent new recipes—250 to serve and to give—more color photos, 23 festive holiday crafts and so much more.

While honoring your family's seasonal traditions, the Betty Crocker Christmas Cookbook has created some new twists for a stress-free holiday season. Set the scene for success with holiday survival tips and a countdown calendar that helps you stay organized. There's inspiration aplenty with everything you need to make your Christmas spectacular, including:

  • 250 recipes, both traditional and new, including flavorful and creative variations of familiar dishes.
  • Fresh chapters with plenty of tasty ideas for gift-giving from everyone's favorite cookies and candies, to unexpected delightful foods combinations for soup mixes (and the cups to go with them) and a complete hot chocolate kit.
  • New cocktail primer providing the ABCs of stocking and serving holiday beverages.
  • An expanded holiday decorating section with appealing ideas to involve you and your kids to create aromatic wreaths and garlands, glowing candle creations for around the house, vibrant table settings, a wintry gingerbread village, sparkling ornaments, and more.

From cocktails and appetizers, main dishes and sides, brunch entrees to spectacular dessert finales and yuletide treats, Betty Crocker Christmas Cookbook is packed as full as Santa's sleigh. Some of the scrumptious highlights include:

  • Cocktails: "Cran-Tinis", Holiday Eggnog
  • Appetizers: Creamy Pesto Dip, Shrimp Nacho Bites, Easy Phyllo Egg Rolls
  • Brunch: Chocolate Chip-Banana Pancakes, Brunch Potatoes Alfredo with Roasted Peppers
  • Main Courses: Crown Roast of Pork with Stuffing, Roasted Vegetable Lasagna
  • Sides: Italian Christmas Vegetables, Green Beans with Shiitake Mushrooms
  • Cookies: Chocolate Crinkles, Lemon Cookie Tarts, Candy Cane Cookies
  • Holiday Breads: Chocolate-Pistachio Bread, Garlic Bread Wreath
  • Desserts: White Chocolate-Almond Torte, Fluffy Peppermint Pie, Raspberry Trifle
  • Gifts to Give: Creamy Chocolate Marble Fudge, Caramel Sauce, Hummus and Olive Tapenade Spread, Spicy Mocha Mix, Tex-Mex Party Nuts, Santa's Soup Mix, Chocolate Spoons, Jolly Santa Cookies
  • Decorations: Cranberry Kissing Ball, Twinkling Beaded Votives, Miniature Candy Topiary, PB and J Bird Feeder Treat

The essential "Turkey Primer" is a four-page, fully illustrated feature that guarantees your traditional holiday turkey will result in a tender and gloriously browned bird. New Twists provide a variation on a traditional recipe or craft. Holiday Inspirations or Make-Ahead Magic sidebar ensure flavorable results, or timesaving steps, as well as variations on a traditional method or add visual excitement. Nutrition information per serving is provided for each recipe, including dietary exchanges and carb choices. Additional nutrition and recipe testing information, a cooking terms glossary, and metric conversion guide complete the package.

From decking the halls and gathering around a festively set table for a fabulous feast to putting thoughtfully creative presents under the tree, Betty Crocker Christmas Cookbook is a delightful, inspired and—best of all—practical all-in-one guide that shows you how to add zest to the season—not stress!—so you can pull everything together smoothly and have time to relax and bask in the holiday glow with friends and family.

About Betty Crocker

With over 65 million cookbooks sold since 1950, Betty Crocker is the name most home cooks across America trust for easy-to-prepare, reliable, and tasty recipes. From the classic Betty Crocker Cookbook, the BIG RED Cookbook, now in its 10th edition, to a wide range of specialty cookbooks, more than 40 in all, Betty has a cookbook for every taste and occasion. All recipes are developed and meticulously tested by a staff of 35 culinary experts, who continually monitor consumer trends and feedback, in the state-of-the-art Betty Crocker Kitchens, based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Betty Crocker is a registered trademark of General Mills.

Buy the Book  

Betty Crocker Christmas Cookbook
Second Edition

From the Betty Crocker Editors
$25.95; 352 pages
ISBN: 0-471-75303-3
Information provided by the publisher.


Betty Crocker Christmas Cookbook


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