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    Christmas Ornament Christmas is an annual holiday that marks the birth of Jesus. It is celebrated by most (but not all Christians), and has in modern times also become a secular holiday.

    Christmas Day is the date on which the birth of Jesus is marked.
    • For most Christian denominations (and secular celebrations), it is observed on December 25th.

    • The Armenian Apostolic Church observe it on January 6th.

    • Many Eastern Orthodox Churches use the Julian Calendar for calculating the dates. As a result, they celebrate on the Julian Calendar's December 25th, which currently is January 7th in the Gregorian calendar.
    Many special foods are prepared and eaten during the period around Christmas, and there are also many traditions associated with it.

    Some Christmas recipes and dishes include:
    • Barszcz - This Polish dish is the Polish version of borscht. It is a soup made from red beetroot, onions, garlic and other vegetables. Although meats are sometimes added, on Christmas Eve a vegetarian version of soup is eaten with small dumplings (uszka). The dumplings are filled kapusta kiszona (the Polish version of sauerkraut) or mushrooms.

    • Christmas cake - This is a fruitcake originating from British cuisine. There are many different variations on the basic idea, but is usually a rich fruit cake, often covered with marizpan, and then a hard white icing.

    • Christmas pudding - This a traditional British recipe. It is a steamed dessert eaten which is usually eaten on Christmas Day, but because it keeps very well, and maturing is said to improve the flavor, is traditionally prepared many weeks in advance of Christmas. Christmas pudding is made from suet (congealed fat) with dried fruit and nuts mixed in, and alcoholic beverages (such as brandy) are poured into it, in order to add moisture. Christmas pudding is often eaten with brandy butter (a sauce made from unsalted butter, sugar and brandy), cream or custard.

    • Mince pies - This is a traditional British recipe for small pies (about the size of a cupcake). In historical times, actual meat was used in these pies, but today, the pies are filled with minced fruit and nuts (chopped raisins, currants, apricot, cherries, walnuts, etc., with spices in suet). Mince pies are traditionally eaten with brandy butter (a sauce made from unsalted butter, sugar and brandy).

    • Pasulj - This is a traditional Serbian recipe. It is soup made from beans.

    • Pumpkin pie - This is a dessert made from a pie crust filled with a pumpkin-based custard. The custard is usually flavored using spices such as cinnamon, cloves and ginger. Pumpkin pie is usually eaten at Christmas, Thanksgiving, and Halloween, and is traditionally served with whipped cream.

      Pumpkin pie

    • Roast chestnuts - Roast chestnuts are a popular dish in the Winter in general, and during the Christmas period in particular.

    • Sarmale - This is a Romanian recipe for cabbage rools. The rolls are stuffed with ground meat, rice and onions, and are often eaten on Christmas Eve and at Easter. Serbian cuisine has a similar dish, known as sarma, which is eaten at the same times of year.

    • Sült - This Estonian dish is jellied meat, and is usually eaten with sauerkraut. Estonians generally eat the dish during the Winter months, but especially at Christmas.

    • Turkey - Roast turkey is very popular in many countries as the main dish of Christmas dinner (the main meal of the day, often eaten at lunch time though).

      Roast Turkey

    • Vánocní cukroví - This is a Czech recipe for cookies. The cookies are usually attractively decorated.

      Vánocní cukroví - Christmas Cookies

    • Vánocka - This is a Czech recipe. It is a cake made from eggs and butter, and also contains raisins and almonds. Lemon rind and nutmeg are also used to flavor the dough. The dough is then made into braids, these are stacked, and then finally the cake is cooked.

    • Yule log - In some countries, large logs, known as "Yule logs", are burned at Christmas. This tradition dates back to pre-Christian times, when the Winter solstice was known as "Yule". In cookery, Yule logs, are a dessert, usually chocolate flavored, made in the shape of a log, that is inspired by this ancient tradition.


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    Cooking for Christmas: Favorite Holiday Recipes to Share with Family and Friends (Southern Living (Paperback Oxmoor))

    By Editors of Southern Living Magazine

    Brand: Oxmoor House
    Paperback (288 pages)

    Cooking for Christmas: Favorite Holiday Recipes to Share with Family and Friends (Southern Living (Paperback Oxmoor))
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    Take the stress out of entertaining with the Southern Living expert food staff's top recipe suggestions. They're all here--from a stylish appetizer to an indulgent gift. Everyone will love these ideas for being doable and suitable for even the busiest holiday schedule.

    Mrs. Claus' Christmas Cookies: Make Impressive Holiday Treats

    By Dennis Weaver

    Released: 2014-02-09
    Kindle Edition (103 pages)

    Mrs. Claus  Christmas Cookies: Make Impressive Holiday Treats
     
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    Christmas Cookies are a necessity for the holidays, but are you tired of the same old vanilla sugar cookies with vanilla frosting? Have you used the same recipes over and over again for the past 10 years? This E-book is just for you!

    Learn techniques for making those Christmas cookies unique and original.

    Use these recipes for more than just Christmas time. These cookies and tips are great for Valentine's Day, Mother's day, birthdays, Thanksgiving and other special occasions as well! Or surprise your family, neighbors or friends and make them on any day of the year.

    The Holiday Cookbook: 30 Thanksgiving and Christmas Recipes Which Are Easy, Stress-Free, Healthy, and Perfect for the Holiday Season (Holiday Recipes)

    By Sheila Fuller

    CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
    Paperback (90 pages)

    The Holiday Cookbook: 30 Thanksgiving and Christmas Recipes Which Are Easy, Stress-Free, Healthy, and Perfect for the Holiday Season (Holiday Recipes)
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    Are You Looking for the Best Holiday Cookbook?

    Look no further! This cookbook is filled with healthy recipes during a time where a lot of people pack on a few pounds. While it’s not likely that you’ll be able to eat healthy for the entirety of the holiday season, you’ll at least be able to sneak in a few good recipes.

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    What’s even better is that these recipes will make your cooking much more stress-free. With this book, you’ll have all the recipes you need well before the holiday season rolls around. You’ll have a game plan that you can use year after year and extra recipes that you can try next year. There’s enough in here where you can change it up every year, having new sides and desserts.

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    The ideas are unlimited when it comes to the holidays. There are tons of different foods to choose from, some that are hearty and others that are sugary.

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    Slow-Cooker Christmas Favorites (Seasonal Cookbook Collection)

    By Gooseberry Patch

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    Slow-Cooker Christmas Favorites features recipes for every holiday occasion from brunch to dinner, from party time to dessert. Invite your best friends for a hearty breakfast of Cinnamon-Raisin French Toast and Brown Sugar Sausages before an all-day shopping trip. Plum Good Sausages & Meatballs and Festive Cranberry Warmer will make your tree decorating party merry!

    As the days grow shorter, put dinner on the table in a jiffy with Busy-Day Spinach Lasagna, No-Fuss Chicken Dinner or Corn & Sausage. We haven't forgotten Christmas dinner...it'll be one to remember with Honey-Dijon Ham, Old-Fashioned Scalloped Corn and Grandma's Cranberry Sauce! Cherry Chocolate Heaven, Apples & Cinnamon Bread Pudding and other desserts are sure to bring any meal to a scrumptious conclusion, and they're all slow-cooker simple.

    You'll also find a chapter filled with sweet memories of Christmases past. It's sure to put you in the spirit of the season. This year, take it easy and leave the work to your slow cooker, while you have the merriest Christmas ever!

    Jamie Oliver's Christmas Cookbook: For the Best Christmas Ever

    By Jamie Oliver

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    It's everything you need for the best Christmas ever.

    Inside you'll find all the classics as well as tasty alternatives, including: salmon pate, apple and squash soup; roast turkey, goose and venison; nut roast and baked squash; best roasties, baked mash, parsnips, glazed carrots, four ways to do sprouts; gravies and cranberry sauce, meat and vegetarian stuffings; turkey risotto; Christmas trifles, pavlova; chocolate logs, Christmas cake, mince pies, gingerbread, baked camembert, smoked salmon bilinis, hot buttered rum and many, many more delicious recipes.

    "I've got all the bases covered with everything you need for the big day and any feasting meals over the festive period, as well as party fare, edible gifts, teatime treats, cocktails, and of course, exciting ways to embrace and celebrate those leftovers. You'll also find all the deeply important technical info you need, such as cooking charts, and wherever possible, I've designed the recipes to be cooked at the same oven temperature, so you can be efficient with time and oven space, and it'll be super-easy for you to mix and match the different elements and build your own perfect Christmas meal.

    I haven't held back. This book is the greatest hits, all wrapped up in one Christmas parcel, and I hope you have fun looking through, picking your recipes, and building your own plan."

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