Set for the Holidays with Anna Olson: Recipes to Bring Comfort and Joy by Anna Olson

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  • Michael's blue cheese dressing and dip

    • averythingcooks on March 18, 2020

      I needed a dip for last night's Buffalo chicken nuggets and so tried this (in place of my usual favourite Tyler Florence version). It was simple AND very good but I ultimately added a little honey and lemon juice to better match TF's flavour (and our obvious preferences). Chives would also be a nice addition. So did I really make this one?? I guess the answer is yes AND no.

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  • ISBN 10 0147530814
  • ISBN 13 9780147530813
  • Published Oct 16 2018
  • Format Hardcover
  • Page Count 304
  • Language English
  • Countries Canada
  • Publisher Appetite by Random House

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An inspiring and practical collection of Anna Olson's favorite festive recipes and menus, to add sparkle to all of your holiday celebrations

When does the festive season begin for you? For Anna Olson, it's when she bakes her first pumpkin pie of the year. Pumpkin pie isn't something she bakes on any old Tuesday evening, so it signifies something very special: the start of her favorite time of year, the holidays. A time for spending with family and friends, for coming together, celebrating traditions and, of course, cooking delicious food! In this festive cookbook, Anna shares the recipes she loves to make during the holiday season (and, really, almost every day).

Part one of the book has menus and recipes for every festive event you can think of--from Thanksgiving, or a festive brunch to traditional Christmas dinner, or an elegant New Year's evening--as well as recipes for cozy nights at home, lighter meals for the times in between, and ideas for reinventing leftovers for when it's all over! With recipes for both traditional favorites (the perfect roast turkey), and inventive and inspiring alternatives ("turketta," turkey breast done porchetta-style that's perfect for smaller gatherings), there is something for everyone in Anna's guide to the holidays. Take your pick from an array of recipes that will help you easily entertain a crowd--be it a holiday open house or Sports Sunday event--with Bacon and Parmesan Gougères, Chicken Schnitzel Sliders and Lobster Mac 'n' Cheese Squares. And, of course, it wouldn't be Anna Olson without baking...

Part 2 of the book has more than 60 recipes for centerpiece cakes, delectable pies, tarts, classic cookies, confections and more. Whip up some Gingerbread White Chocolate Mousse Cake for a festive dessert, follow Anna's advice on creating the perfect dessert table or butter tart bar for your guests, and be inspired by recipes for edible gifts, from Confetti Sugar Cookies in a Jar to Milk Chocolate S'mores Bark.

And, because the holidays can also be stressful, Anna includes a healthy dose of practical advice for navigating the season--with strategies for planning menus, advice on what to make ahead for every recipe, step-by-step methods and photography, and hundreds of hints and tips. Get set for a stress-free, sensational season!

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