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Product Details

  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Readers Digest (October 3, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1617650870
  • ISBN-13: 978-1617650871
  • Product Dimensions: 8.1 x 0.7 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #17,321 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Catherine Cassidy, Taste of Home Editor-in-Chief.
Catherine M. Cassidy is Editor-in-Chief of Taste of Home. She is responsible for driving editorial direction and product strategy across the brand’s media platforms. They include Taste of Home, the number one food and entertaining magazine in the world; TasteofHome.com; social media; special interest publications; and cookbooks. She also is responsible for editorial direction for the magazines Simple & Delicious and Healthy Cooking and Enthusiast Brands Birds and Blooms, Country, Country Woman, Farm and Ranch Living, and Reminisce.

Cassidy has toured the country as the face of Taste of Home for national and local TV, radio, and newspaper interviews in support of the best-selling Taste of Home products, including its cookbooks.

Prior to joining Taste of Home, Cassidy served as Editor-in-Chief of Prevention magazine, the nation’s largest health publication, at Rodale, Inc. Cassidy joined Rodale in 1986 as an associate editor in the book division, and was later named Executive Editor of Rodale’s Custom Publishing division. She started her career at Runner’s World and Fit magazines in Mountain View, California. Cassidy lives in Mequon, Wisconsin, with her husband and two daughters.

ABOUT TASTE OF HOME

Taste of Home is a go-to resource for the holidays and any time of the year for information on food, cooking and entertaining. Each year, thousands of great home cooks from across the United States and Canada submit more than 40,000 recipes, of which 3,000 are published in Taste of Home magazines and online, making Taste of Home one of the largest and most successful practitioners of user generated content. Before being published, every recipe is tested in the Taste of Home Test Kitchen to ensure that it can be prepared with affordable, everyday ingredients from regular grocery stores. Taste of Home content is available in print; online at Tasteofhome.com; in books; via digital download on iPad, mobile apps and Kindle; and Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.

Taste of Home reaches more than 57 million readers, with the Taste of Home magazine as well as online and live event channels.

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MANY new recipes and even a few crafts/decorations and tips.
CherryZipPurple
This book definitely got me in the holiday mood and already thinking of my next party, since I want to try out so many of the recipes.
Garnet
The presentation and colored pictures were beautiful..lots of notes from readers.
Karen Fish

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28 of 29 people found the following review helpful By CherryZipPurple on October 8, 2013
Format: Paperback
I'm a big fan of Taste of Home and I wasn't let down with this cookbook.

The chapters covered:
Festive Appetizers, Holiday Parties, Joyful Brunches, Christmas Dinner Menu, Merry Entrees, Jolly Sides, Glorious Breads, Yuletide Cookies and Bars, Heavenly Desserts, Candy Sampler, Gifts from the Kitchen and Thanksgiving Gathering.

Although it is advertised as a Christmas book, there are a lot of everyday and special recipes you can use all year. Taste of Home books have recipes contributed by REAL cooks, so they tend to be good! Like Gooseberry Patch, they tend to repeat recipes, but with 465 recipes in this book, I didn't find that to be a problem--it just makes it a handy reference for old and new. MANY new recipes and even a few crafts/decorations and tips.

I would recommend the Tomato Walnut Pesto Spread, Cookie Dough Truffles, Crispy Peanut Butter Balls, Sweet Potato Casserole, among others. I'm very excited to try the Fast Coconut Shrimp, Almond Pastry Puffs, Garlic Baby Potatoes, Coconut Crunch Cookies and Nutty Marshmallow Puffs (for starters).

The photographs in this book are lovely and enticing. It is very important to me that cookbooks have pictures of the recipes, and this one has a picture for almost every recipe. The recipes are well laid out (not cut to other pages making it hard to reference), use accessible ingredients and are easy to follow.

I cook and bake every day, but I will pass most cookbooks on after I have culled a few recipes from them. This one I'm keeping!
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Glorycloud on October 18, 2013
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I collect cook books hoping some day to find the perfect cookbook for my southern upbringing and easy enough for most of us. I knew this one had to be at least good because it is published by Taste of Home. They are all pretty good, or better. This one is the Christmas and Holiday cookbook. I don't see anything in it that I couldn't come up with to take to a pot luck holiday gathering. One good idea is looking at the book and if in a hurry...do it semi-homemade. The holidays are coming up and the book has a special feature of holiday crafts to make your table beautiful and inviting. Beautiful things made from clear containers with Epson Salts for snow and a sprig of evergreen. How hard is that? Nothing more personal than simple place cards with guests' names spruced up with a little something. This book would also be good for the newly wed who hasn't yet gotten their dish repertoire together. I am writing a lot about this book because it is a great one and good ones are hard to find.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Garnet on December 11, 2013
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I have never been disappointed with any Taste of Home cookbook I've bought, and this one is no exception. Its soft-cover and about 3/4 size of the ToH hardcover cookbooks they put out every year. I noticed a few overlaps between this book and the dozen or so ToH cookbooks I already own, but its ever so nice to have holiday recipes all in one book.

This cookbook includes recipes for breads, appetizers, brunch and dinner, side dishes, cookies/bars, desserts and candies, plus recipes for things you can give as gifts (including those jars with cookie ingredients in them) and even a section on Thanksgiving recipes, despite this being a Christmas cookbook. It has full color wonderful pictures with just about every recipe, plus it has the added bonus of instructions/ideas for decorating your table for parties, etc.

The recipes range from pretty dern simple to a bit fussier. Something for every homecook no matter their experience level. This book definitely got me in the holiday mood and already thinking of my next party, since I want to try out so many of the recipes. Heck, I might even try and make one of the fruitcake recipes in here...that's how much I trust ToH to come up with good recipes!

Once again, ToH has produced a beautiful cookbook. A definite keeper and one I will likely be ordering more of to give as gifts in future.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Ryan Parrish on January 1, 2014
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My mother is an awesome cook and loves cookbooks. I gave her this one for a little thanksgiving gift and she loves it. Taste of Home cookbooks are really nice. Easy recipes with beautiful illustrations.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer TOP 100 REVIEWER on December 14, 2013
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The Taste of Home Christmas: 465 Recipes For a Merry Holiday! cookbook is filled with plenty of beautiful photos and delicious sounding recipes. You will find friendly and sometimes funny introductions accompanying the recipes. There is an interactive table of contents making navigation easy.

Some of the recipes you will find in this cookbook include:

Smoked Salmon Appetizer Crepes
Bacon Cheese Spread
Orange-Cranberry Coffee Cakes
Apple Pie Jam
Filet Mignon with Red Wine Sauce
Vanilla Chai Tea
Raspberry Chocolate Cheesecake
Angel Food Candy

Recommend.

Penmouse
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Gerald Beasley on November 8, 2013
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I love almost all Taste of Home cookbooks and this one does not fail to impress. It is filled with wonderful recipes for the upcoming Christmas season and I can't wait to try them all!
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Barb on October 12, 2013
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I go thru cookbooks like a novel almost, there are so many recipes I want to try. Having a family reunion again this year & will definitely use a lot of the recipes.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By H. Grove (errantdreams) TOP 500 REVIEWER on November 19, 2014
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Taste of Home Christmas: 465 Recipes For a Merry Holiday is a delightful collection of holiday recipes. Contents include Festive Appetizers, Holiday Parties, Joyful Brunches, Christmas Dinner Menus, Merry Entrees, Jolly Sides, Glorious Breads, Yuletide Cookies and Bars, Heavenly Desserts, Candy Sampler, Gifts from the Kitchen, and Thanksgiving Gathering.

The zesty broccoli could have used a little more seasoning, but was quite good. The chicken breast with cranberry-balsamic sauce was absolutely delightful; I’d happily make it again. The sauce has so much flavor that it makes a great accompaniment to skinless chicken breast. A corn-and-berry couscous also made a delicious side dish, as well as a great boxed lunch (it’s good hot or cold). I wasn’t thrilled by the squash rings, however. They had an odd coating that included cornmeal, and the result was kind of strange.

The recipes in this book are clearly not selected for health, as many recipes call for heavy cream. If you’re big on ‘it’s a holiday–no worries about diet’ then this will be fine. If you’re trying to find low-fat versions of holiday recipes then you’ll need to look elsewhere. The Pesto Pepper Tortellini is made with a package of frozen cheese tortellini. Since these are reader-submitted recipes, some make use of convenience items while others start from scratch. The tortellini dish also calls for a lot of heavy cream and butter. (We substituted half-and-half for the cream and 3T butter for the 1/2c and it was still very rich and delightfully delicious.) Among the other ingredients that made this such a good meal include sweet red pepper and a couple tablespoons of fresh basil.

There is one problem I’ve noticed in this cookbook: a lack of salt in many of the recipes. However, I have a theory about that.
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