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Taste of Home December 2015

Every issue is jam-packed with 100+ delicious, home-style recipes & tips—all made with easy, everyday ingredients—and all shown in FULL COLOR!

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6 Issues

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2 min.
brunching all the way

Last year at this time, I caught heck from some of you for admitting I don’t have a Christmas dinner tradition. A Taste of Home editor who doesn’t make dinner on Christmas, for Pete’s sake. What’s up with that? OK, fair enough. But I’m hoping to redeem myself here: I actually do cook for my family every Christmas—for breakfast. After a holiday eve of gift-giving and general merrymaking, there’s nothing we enjoy more than waking up to a table loaded with brunchy goodness, the centerpiece of which is always a toasty creation fresh from the oven. I like to change it up every year, and Taste of Home readers have provided me with many delicious options, from cheesy egg bakes to tender coffee cakes. This Christmas, I’m treating my tribe to Amelia…

1 min.
from our stage to your kitchen

This fall, our Culinary Specialists brought the Taste of Home Cooking School experience to thousands of home cooks with interactive demonstrations, cutting-edge techniques, and unexpected flavors. This holiday season, get a taste of the Cooking School with these great recipes! ALMOND CHICKEN & STRAWBERRY-BALSAMIC SAUCE GRILLED CHEESE & TOMATO SOUP BAKE SAUSAGE BRUNCH BRAID MAKE-AHEAD BREAKFAST BURRITOS HONEY MUSTARD POTATO GRATIN Get these recipes at TasteofHome.com/CSRecipes…

3 min.
sprinkle the joy

TIED UP WITH STRING O Christmas Eats These food-inspired ornaments make your Christmas tree look good enough to eat. Here are a few of our favorite trimmings. 1. Cream Puff Glass Ornament $11 Bronner’s 2. Christmas Donut Ornament—Yummy Chocolate with Sprinkles $15 DanielleLondon, Etsy 3. Strawberry Jam Jar Glass Ornament $21 Bronner’s 4. Large Shiny Pickle Glass Ornament $8 Bronner’s 5. Pear Christmas Tree Ornaments $45 for 4 PickyChicky, Etsy 6. Personalized Fortune Cookie Ornament $15 TheOffbeatBear, Etsy 7. Pineapple Ornament $6 Target 8. Small Pretzel Glass Ornament $12 Bronner’s BUY IT! Get these and more fun finds in the Taste of Home store at rdstore.com/tasteofhome. COLOR WITH US! Round up your colored pencils and relax with Taste of Home’s new coloring book. All 31 beautiful illustrations are on perforated pages, so you can frame and…

1 min.
one-two punch

* Use a 6-quart slow cooker and double the recipe. The more the merrier! 5 INGREDIENTS SLOW COOKER Slow Cooker Christmas Punch Simmer down with a warm pineapple punch made in the slow cooker. We use cinnamon and Red Hots to give it that cozy spiced flavor and welcome-home aroma. —ANGIE GOINS TAZEWELL, TN PREP: 5 MIN. • COOK: 3 HOURS • MAKES: 10 SERVINGS (_3_₄ CUP EACH) 4 cups unsweetened pineapple juice 4 cups cranberry juice 1/3 cup Red Hots 2 cinnamon sticks (3 in.) In a 3- or 4-qt. slow cooker, cook all ingredients, covered, on low 3-4 hours or until heated through and candies are melted. Discard cinnamon sticks. PER SERVING 129 cal., trace fat (trace sat. fat), 0 chol., 4 mg sodium, 33 g carb., trace fiber, 1 g pro. HIDDEN OBJECT Find this pickle Spot the hidden pickle…

1 min.
thank you ... we’ll see you in the spring!

Thank you for joining the LIVE Taste of Home Cooking School during our Fall 2015 show season. We had a great time with you! The new Spring season starts up in March 2016—look for us in a town near you! At Every Show… LEARN NEW RECIPES! Like the yummy dish shown below that are easy enough to make at home! PICK UP NEW TECHNIQUES! Learn new cooking tips and techniques from our Culinary Specialist! GET A BAG OF GOODIES! Products, coupons and recipes from national and local sponsors. LEARN MORE AT: tasteofhome.com/CookingSchool Turkey Club Roulades —TASTE OF HOME TEST KITCHEN PREP: 20 MIN. COOK: 15 MIN. MAKES: 8 SERVINGS ¾ lb. fresh asparagus, trimmed 8 turkey breast cutlets (about 1 lb.) 1 Tbsp. Dijon-mayonnaise blend 8 slices deli ham 8 slices provolone cheese ½ tsp. poultry seasoning ½ tsp. pepper 8 bacon strips SAUCE: 2/3 cup Dijon-mayonnaise blend 4 tsp. 2%…

2 min.
cookies with a twist

Classic Candy Cane Butter Cookies To make cookies that look like candy canes, color half the dough red, and get twisting. The canes go well with hot chocolate, too. —SHANNON ROUM TASTE OF HOME FOOD STYLIST PREP: 45 MIN. + CHILLING BAKE: 10 MIN./BATCH MAKES: 3 DOZEN 1 cup butter, softened 2/3 cup sugar ¼ tsp. salt 1 large egg yolk 2 tsp. vanilla extract 21/4 cups all-purpose flour ¼ tsp. red paste food coloring 1. In a large bowl, cream butter, sugar and salt until light and fluffy. Beat in egg yolk and vanilla; gradually beat in flour. Divide dough in half; mix food coloring into one half. Roll each dough into a 6-in. square. Wrap each in plastic wrap; refrigerate 1 hour or overnight. 2. Preheat oven to 350°. Cut each dough into 36 squares. Roll one piece plain dough into a 6-in.…