Cover image for Betty Crocker's best Christmas cookbook.
Title:
Betty Crocker's best Christmas cookbook.
Author:
Crocker, Betty.
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Publication Information:
New York : Macmillan, 1999.
Physical Description:
352 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780028634654
Format :
Book

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From decking your halls to sitting down to dinner -- Betty Crocker has never done Christmas better Here's a priceless collection of holiday recipes, both familiar and new, including appetizers, main dishes, sides, salads, breads, cookies, candies, desserts, kids favorites, and holiday gifts. It's full of fresh and inspiring ideas for easy, yet impressive, holiday entertaining. Every Christmas topic is covered: from party appetizers, drinks and merry main dishes to a cascade of cookie recipes and edible and non-edible food gifts to make any holiday sparkle. Plus, every recipe in the book is photographed to help you recreate the results in your own home. We've included a wonderful blend of treasured traditional recipes and updated classics, so you can keep up with family tradition, plus create some new ones of your own. You'll also find creative new serving and decorating ideas for a memorable holiday season. Every chapter has a Most Requested Recipes for all your favorites, so you are always sure to find just what you are looking for to make the holiday unforgettable.Furthermore, you'll find a host of tips and photos for at-a-glance ideas that will help make all your festivities shine. So, if you are looking for easy, creative ideas for the holidays, look no further. You'll find just what you want in Betty Crocker's Best of Christmas.


Author Notes

Betty Crocker, 1921 In 1921, Betty Crocker was created because of a contest that was part of a promotion for Gold Medal Flour. The company needed a name to sign to the letter, accompanying the prize of flour sack pincushions, sent to the thousands of customers that successfully completed a puzzle. They chose the family name of an early director of the Company, William G. Crocker, and the name Betty for its warm and approachable feel. The signature was voted the most distinctive of several submitted by female employees. The pincushion promotion set off a flood of inquiries for reliable and creative cooking advice.

In 1924, Betty Crocker was on a local Minneapolis radio program called "Betty Crocker Cooking School of the Air." The response to the show was positive and it joined the NBC network lineup in 1927. Over the next quarter century, The Cooking School "graduated" more than one million listeners. During the Great Depression, Betty Crocker found ways to help families maintain an adequate diet with low wages and relief foods. In the 1930's and 1940's, Betty Crocker published the meal-planning booklet "Meal Planning on a Limited Budget" and used the booklets and the radio to provide helpful hints to homemakers to make the most of war rationed foods.

In 1945, Betty Crocker was pronounced the "First Lady of Food," in a survey of best-known women in America, following First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt. In 1947, the Betty Crocker Ginger Cake mix was introduced and the name was transformed into a brand name distinguishing a nationally distributed family of products. The growing line of baking mix was an instant hit. In the 1950's, the red spoon logo appeared on the cake mixes and became one of the most recognized brand logos in the world and is a symbol of quality, convenience and reliability. It was also during this time that Betty Crocker moved on to television, hosting her own programs and appearing on many others.

During the 1950's, families were growing and needed new recipes to prepare in their suburban kitchens. Of course, Betty Crocker met that need with the first cookbook, which was followed over the years with over 200 cookbook titles and countless small format recipe magazines. The Betty Crocker Cookbook has reached an 8th edition and has sold over 27 million copies, which makes it the all time best selling cookbook in the world.

There are eight Betty Crocker kitchens, which represent different parts of the American cultural tradition: the Arizona desert, California, Cape Cod, Chinatown, Hawaiian, Pennsylvania Dutch and Williamsburg. Professional home economists work in the Betty Crocker Kitchens to develop and test recipes, work with new products, and develop time saving techniques that help families cook and bake smarter. There are three camera kitchens that are used to create beautiful food photography for use in the cookbooks, magazines and recipe cards.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Simple Sippers and Savory Nibblesp. 6
Chapter 2 Merry Main Dishesp. 44
Chapter 3 Sensational Salads and Sidesp. 90
Chapter 4 Fabulous Finalesp. 126
Chapter 5 Holiday Breadsp. 166
Chapter 6 Sweet Shop Favoritesp. 202
Chapter 7 Festive Family Funp. 254
Chapter 8 Holiday Gifts and Decorationsp. 282
Helpful Nutrition and Cooking Informationp. 340
Metric Conversion Guidep. 342
Indexp. 343