Don't Just Celebrate-Relax
We all know that holidays are meant to be fun. But for the cook planning the feast, the holidays can inspire dread. Feeding the family on a daily basis is hard enough. Making the meal both special and delicious can raise the bar out of sight.
In Saving Dinner for the Holidays bona fide Dinner Diva Leanne Ely will show you that festive meals can be as easy and relaxing as they are tasty. She plans the menus, provides comprehensive, itemized shopping lists that are organized by supermarket section, includes heirloom recipes, and even includes the all-important timeline so that your party goes off without a hitch. She also gives you a big helping hand in the kitchen and offers tips on how to make your table sparkle with warmth and beauty.
There's a Valentine's Day Chocolate Feast not to be missed, a Mother's Day dinner that can actually be prepared by Dad and the kids, a Fourth of July picnic that lights up the palate, and many other red-letter feasts. There are even recipes that help turn leftovers into delectable dishes.
About the Author
Leanne Ely is considered the expert on family cooking and healthy eating. She is a certified nutritionist and the host of savingdinner.com. Ely has a weekly "Food for Thought" column on the ever-popular Flylady.net website, as well as her own e-zine, Healthy Foods. She is the author of Saving Dinner and Saving Dinner the Low-Carb Way. She lives in North Carolina with her two teenaged children.