Home for the Holidays - Everything Anna
Christmas is a time for sharing, a time for tradition and a time for family... in the kitchen, it is the time of year when one can really shine.

When it comes to the party and it’s your turn to host, deciding how it should all flow can be daunting. Who to invite, what to serve, where will the children sit, what they will eat, and the question every hostess asks, will there be enough? To the final details of when to begin the soup and when to start the Brie. And finally, when it has all been decided, how to add that sparkle to each course.

Whether you’re a seasoned entertainer or a tad kitchen shy, everything you need
for a successful holiday dinner is right here. The menu, the music and a few simple tricks. From sea scallops with just the right sear to homemade candied walnuts with a perfect crunch, these recipes will have your guests talking. Cooking a fabulous holiday dinner should never be complicated. With these simple recipes, your holiday feast can flow as easily as the well-chosen playlist.

Getting together with family and friends over the holidays is grand... we all know it’s really the food they come for after all.

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Prop styling Mari Loewen. Recipe & food styling Marisa Curatolo. Photography Cory Aronec.

Prop styling Mari Loewen. Recipe & food styling Marisa Curatolo. Photography Cory Aronec.

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Recipes again: Fennel onion soup with gruyère croutonsBaked Brie with fig preserves and balsamic-roasted grapesPan-seared sea scallops with tomato and olivePear and Gorgonzola salad with candied walnutsMolasses cider basted pork loin roastChocolate fudge cake with chocolate sour cream frosting