GREENDALE, Wis., Dec. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- More, more, more! That was the Taste of Home motto as we assembled the January 2011 issue – our most recipe-packed issue ever. Twice as many recipes, in fact – 212 recipes and tips in all – to provide everything you need to indulge in decadent December holiday celebrations and then resolve to renounce your wicked ways and slim-down in the New Year. Our feasts feature finger foods, a Dickens-inspired party, prizewinning holiday desserts, a melting pot of holiday traditions, and more. And for January, there's "Start the Year Light" – an exclusive 22-page bonus cookbook of 30-minute light entrees from the new third edition of The Taste of Home Cookbook. With this giant issue of Taste of Home, it's double the value to double your chances of success in cooking, caring, and sharing all season long.
A Dickens of a Meal and Other Reasons to Come Home for Christmas
Don't just read A Christmas Carol this season – eat it! Add a touch of old-fashioned whimsy, compliments of Charles Dickens, and savor the inspirational celebration in "A Dickens of a Christmas" (page 28). Dine like the Cratchits and Scrooge on an impressive Christmas Goose with Orange Glaze, a quintessential English side dish of Zesty Winter Vegetables, and Tiny Tim's Plum Pudding. No one could say "Bah Humbug" to that!
For a more modern but no less comforting feast, turn to "Come Home to Christmas" (page 85) and gather everyone around the table for our impressive cover model, Herbed Italian Rib Roast, with trimmings such as Special Occasion Salad, Baked Parmesan Broccoli, Christmas Cranberry Salad, and much more. TasteofHome.com has even more Christmas Recipes and Party Ideas at: http://www.tasteofhome.com/Recipes/Holiday---Celebration-Recipes/Christmas-Recipes/Christmas-Party-Ideas and http://www.tasteofhome.com/Recipes/Holiday---Celebration-Recipes/Christmas-Recipes
All this and thousands more holiday ideas @ http://www.tasteofhome.com/holidays
Desserts that Dazzle and Sweet Gifts to Make
What's a holiday feast without dessert? Life is too short to pass on our luscious contest-winning "Desserts that Dazzle" (page 94). The hard part will be choosing between our twelve incredible reader recipes including the easy-to-make grand prizewinning Best Maple-Cranberry Cheesecake from Tonya Burkhard of Ridott, IL. Or try a spectacular Fudgy Peppermint Stick Torte or maybe melt-in-your-mouth Pecan Kringle Sticks or Festive Napoleons with Thyme Cream or... And if you need a homemade sweet treat to bring as gift, check out "Signed, Sealed and Delivered" (page 114). Libby Spicker from Ogden, UT shares four of her thoughtful and yummy recipes including Cream-Filled Chocolate Supreme Muffins and Grandma's Oatmeal Raisin Cookies, each dressed for holiday hostess gift success.
Start the Year Light: Bonus Cookbook
After all the feasting is done, resolve to make the New Year healthier with "Start the Year Light" (page 63) – a bonus cookbook of 30-minute light recipes from the brand new third edition of The Taste of Home Cookbook, exclusively packaged here for Taste of Home readers. It's easy to feed your family nutritious meals in minutes with main dishes like Peach-Glazed Beef Fillets, Blackened Chicken and Beans, or an Anytime Frittata. Each recipe features complete nutritional information and is paired with heart-healthy eating tips from the new Taste of Home Comfort Food Diet Family Classics Collection.
Still hungry? Finger foods abound including tantalizing Asian-inspired bites like Phyllo Shrimp with Dipping Sauces and Thai Pork Salad Wraps (page 32). Or sample Party Pitas and Smoky Pecan Puffs and the rest of an amazing quartet of recipes from our mother/daughter-in-law Field Editor team of Awynne and Judi Thurstenson (page 118). Or dig into "Christmas around the World" (page 106) – reader favorites that reflect their family's heritage and traditions and take you on a global holiday for Finnish Cauliflower, Dutch Meatballs, a Slavic Poteca Cake, and more. Simply put, there are so many ways to say "holiday," but everyone understands what it means when you cook with love and serve a Taste of Home. Have a happy holiday and a tasty New Year!
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