It’s that time again when we start thinking about what we are going to be eating for the holidays. From the roasted turkey, creamy mashed potatoes, and stuffing to all the wonderful desserts, the holidays are a special time for great food.
Because I love to cook, I normally entertain at my house. Sometimes if I am having a large group of people, I may have a buffet with a smoked turkey or ham, lots of great breads, some salads and of course cookies or cake (I tend toward chocolate cake) for dessert. I usually have a big cookie tray with chocolate chip cookies and sugar cookies available for guests to nibble on.
If I am entertaining a small group, then I will have the same turkey or ham. But I will also have the traditional foods too like mashed potatoes, gravy, roasted butternut squash and of course, sweet potatoes. I usually make a chocolate cream pie and a cheesecake.
I know that there are many recipe books out there just for the holidays. Some of my favorites are: The Martha Stewart Living Christmas Cookbook, Christmas from the Heart of the Home and Southern Living Christmas Cookbook.
But, I look at other non-holiday cookbooks too. The Pioneer Woman Cooks by Ree Drummond is one that I always look at when I am in need of a good recipe. The Barefoot Contessa cookbooks by Ina Garten are also a staple that I use every day as well as on holidays.
All of these books and many more are available here at the library in our Cooking Neighborhood. Check it out.
If you need assistance for any recipe, the library has a service called the Recipe Assistants. Just put a request in online and the Recipe Assistants will assist you in finding the recipe that will leave your guest’s mouths watering.
The holidays are a great time to cook and the library has all your recipe needs in our Cooking neighborhood as well as online. Happy Holidays and Happy Cooking!