Furthermore, because preparing holiday meals often involves cooking for a crowd, at the end of this document you'll find numerous helpful resources that offer tips, hints and suggestions on this topic. You'll also find additional resources such as a measurement conversion tool, recipe substitutions, food safety tips and more.
Christmas Bread. Over at the Bread Baking site on About.com, Elizabeth Yetter offers a delicious assortment of Christmas bread recipes. For example, you'll find recipes for Carrot Walnut Bread, No Knead Yeast Christmas Bread, Cinnamon Pecan Rolls, Chocolate Yule Bread, and much more. And if you enjoy giving bread as gifts, you'll want to see her list of the best 10 breads for gifts.
Christmas Cookies. If you enjoy baking traditional Christmas cookies, Carroll Pellegrinelli, the Guide to Desserts/Baking, has a wide variety of recipes for old favorites such Gingersnaps, Butter Cookies (Spritz's), Sugar Cookies and much more. Interested? You can find all these recipes and many more here.
Pies and Desserts. Whether you're looking for a new recipe or you need a few ideas, this lengthy list of recipes for pies and desserts will certainly be of assistance. And speaking of desserts, cheesecake is very popular during the holidays. You can find a multitude of cheesecake recipes here.
Ham. Are you searching for new and creative ways to cook your Christmas ham? If so, then you'll definitely want to check out Holiday Baked Ham Recipes by Dianna Rattray, Guide to Southern Food and Best Christmas Ham Recipes by Linda Larsen the Guide to Busy Cooks.
Christmas Punch. There are numerous ways to make this holiday beverage. For example this Christmas Punch recipe by Dianna Rattray is simple and calls for common ingredients that you may already have on hand, and if not, you can easily find them in your commissary or local grocery store.
Food Allergies. If you need recipes that don't call for dairy, nuts, gluten or eggs, the following resources offer a wide variety of excellent recipes:
Cooking for Crowds. When cooking for a large group there are numerous things that you must take into consideration. Peggy Trowbridge Filippone, the Guide to Home Cooking, offers quite a bit of valuable information on this topic:
- Cooking for a Crowd Recipes and Information – Get valuable information, such as why doubling a recipe isn't always the best method when it comes to cooking for a crowd. You'll also learn why it's important to plan ahead.
- Cooking for a Crowd Tips – Avoid frustrating moments and unnecessary stress by using these tips, hints and suggestions.
- Cooking for a Crowd Recipes – Need to cook for a large crowd but lack the recipes to pull off an excellent meal? Don't worry; this comprehensive list of delicious recipes will help you solve the problem.
In addition to what's listed above, here are a few other food-related resources that you may find helpful:
- Food Safety: Sanitation and Food Handling Facts – Don't underestimate the importance of food safety.
- Freezing and Refrigerating Foods – Use these tips and suggestions for freezing and refrigerating any holiday leftovers.
- Cooking Conversion Tool – Quickly convert a measurement in your recipe by using this handy tool.
- Recipe Substitutions – Don't have enough of a certain ingredient? See this comprehensive list of ingredients that you can use as substitutions.