When you’re planning to prepare an elegant full-course dinner or a special celebration/holiday meal with delicious dishes that complement each other, this book will be your go-to guide! Each individual chapter of this thoughtfully designed cookbook is an elegant menu featuring options for an appetizer, main course, side dish and dessert as well as thorough descriptions to help you plan the perfect meal. Featuring more than 575 mouth-watering recipes, each one has been both written and personally tested using health-conscious ingredients. I may come from a traditional Midwestern comfort-food loving family, but I insist on making our family meals lower in fat and calories while still being delicious! Every recipe in this book features easy to find ingredients and detailed steps accompanied by at least one photograph to help you navigate what the finished dish should look like. You’ll also find various photographs of table settings I’ve used for personal gatherings to help inspire creativity when setting your own table. You don’t have to be a tablescape professional to set a beautiful table! Sometimes all it takes is a simple bouquet of flowers and folded linen napkins neatly placed to take a family meal from ordinary to elegant. What matters most is the love and thought you put into each meal.
The moments we gather around the table to partake in a home-cooked meal become precious memories etched on our hearts for a lifetime. Make every meal a celebration of family with these special menus!