2018 Holiday Cookbook Gift Guide

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Matty Matheson: A Cookbook By Matty Matheson – Exclusive Signed Edition // $35.00

It’s the Holiday season, and also my favorite time to cook and create. If you are looking for cookbooks to add to your collection or for gifts for others, be sure to check out some of my favorite cookbooks listed below. I have included some local cookbook favorites, as well as my personal classic picks. I am also steadily working away at the VB in the CITY cookbook. I can’t wait to share with my readers, family, and friends Holiday recipes, traditions, and more. Stay warm and happy cooking!

Peace + Love,

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Findlay Market Cookbook: Recipes & Stories from Cincinnati’s Historic Public Market//$12.12 

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Mastering the Art of French Cooking (2 Volume Box Set) : Volumes 1 and 2 //$46.54

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King Solomon’s Table: A Culinary Exploration of Jewish Cooking from Around the World // $22.91

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F*ck, That’s Delicious : An Annotated Guide to Eating Well// $18.73

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Handcrafted Cocktails: The Mixologist’s Guide to Classic Drinks for Morning, Noon & Night // $20.83

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Magnolia Table : A Collection of Recipes for Gathering $13.73

 

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Williams-Sonoma Collection: Christmas // $15.98 

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Edna Lewis: At the Table with an American Original $21

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Hot for Food Vegan Comfort Classics: 101 Recipes to Feed Your Face By Lauren Toyota // $22.00

 

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Williams-Sonoma Holiday Entertaining $18.97

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Cravings: Hungry for More by Chrissy Teigen and Adeena Sussman // 17.99 

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Modern Jewish Baker: Challah, Babka, Bagels & More $21.95

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Whiskey in a Teacup: What Growing Up in the South Taught Me About Life, Love, and Baking Biscuits // 24.50

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Buttermilk Graffiti: A Chef’s Journey to Discover America’s New Melting-Pot Cuisine $11.95

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Recipe Roundup // Friendsgiving + Thanksgiving Recipes

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I hope everyone had an amazing Halloween! I enjoyed a night in watching TCM, black and white horror films under candlelight. I did a little bit of tarot, and ate way too much candy. However, I am still going to watch scary movies for at least one more week because I adore Halloween so much. I am already prepping for delicious dishes and tablescapes to test out for this Holiday season.

I adore entertaining, and love cooking hearty Fall + Winter mains and appetizers that perfectly surround the table during Thanksgiving and Friendsgiving. Below I have listed part one of my T + F Recipe Roundups. You will find delectable pies, updated bourbon sweet potato casseroles, herbed turkeys, vegetarian eats, rustic stuffings, rich sauces, and more. Check the blog all throughout the month of November + December for VB in the City Holiday decor ideas, even more recipes, looks, restaurant suggestions, and life updates and adventures.

Let the Holiday season begin!

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Adobo Butter Turkey

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MAPLE CARAMEL CARROT CAKE WITH CREAM CHEESE FROSTING

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BRIE STUFFED MUSHROOMS

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CIABATTA AND SAUSAGE STUFFING

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Gourmet Green Bean Casserole with Bacon, Gruyère, and Caramelized Onions

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 Twice-Baked SweetPotato (Yam) Recipe with Chipotle Pecan Streusel |

 

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Vegetarian Cranberry and Brie Grilled Cheese 

 

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Beer Cheese Stuffing

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Roasted Sweet Potato with Smokey Eggplant Dip + Cherry Chutney

 

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Parsnip Gratin with Gruyere and Thyme

 

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13 Thanksgiving Sandwiches 

 

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Roasted Garlic Brussels Sprouts

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Bourbon sweet potato casserole with sweet ‘n’ savory bacon pecans

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HOMEMADE TURKEY GRAVY 

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Sausage and Mushroom Stuffing

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POTATO PUMPKIN SOUP

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Sweet Potato Casserole 

 

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Turnip Gratin with Cream and Thyme

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CHARRED CARROTS WITH HERBS

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TART CHERRY CHESTNUT STUFFED TURKEY ROULADE

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MASCARPONE MASHED POTATOES

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Vegetarian Cornbread Pudding 

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Pumpkin Pecan Pie 

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Green Bean Casserole with Fried Shallots

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Salted Caramel Apple Pie 

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Apple-Walnut Stuffing

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5 INGREDIENT SLOW COOKER CRANBERRY SAUCE

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Herb Roasted Turkey 

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5 Ingredient Slow Cooker Creamed Corn

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Hasselback Sweet Potatoes with Thyme, Pecans and Parmesan

 

 

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TWICE BAKED KALE AND PECORINO ACORN SQUASH

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 Cranberry Pistachio Baked Brie

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The Best Sweet Potato Casserole

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PUMPKIN CHEESECAKE WITH MARSHMALLOW MERINGUE

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French Potato Onion Gratin 

 

Home Decor Inspo // Featuring Large scale ART by Dick Waller

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Dick Waller, Contrasts CCLXXV (275), 48″x60″, acrylic on canvas, DICK WALLER’S Art Place, Email vvblair25@gmail.com For price or more information 

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Dick Waller, Contrasts CCLXXIV (274), 48″x60″, acrylic on canvas, Dick Waller’s Art Place
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