Hi hounds. I just loaded up on more library cookbooks and was nosing through this MS book tonight (see below). I had no idea this book came out as recently as 2003 (I suppose her legal challenges distracted from it).
Anyhow, the book looks pretty good...filled w/ lots of seasonal ideas for party nibbles, cocktails, food gifts, cookie baking, elegant dinners, homey breakfasts. Made holiday cooking and baking seem manageable. Nice that the ingredients are seasonal and available for most of us. Recipes have more of a Western and Eastern European influence, reflective of MS's mag.
Are there any recipes that are particularly outstanding? Not just relative to other recipes in the book, but compared to recipes from other resources in general. Sometimes her recipes can be spot on; other times they are off, just plain mediocre, or missing some panache or authenticity. Thanks for helping me to zero in and use my energy wisely during my checkout period and this holiday season!