Handyman Cookbook

The Handyman cookbook is here with  focus on Christmas Cookbook & Holiday Cookbook – Preparing a holiday meal takes time, patience, and planning.  This cookbook has many recipes that are easy to make and delicious from a true culinary expert and Italian cook.  I love to share excerpts from my cookbook to all my customers and clients.  This cookbook will provide you with a collection of classic recipes to make your holiday dinner a special occasion for family and friends.   Holiday Cookbook  Follow this link to our publication Christmas Cookbook Holiday Cookbook – Download Holiday Cookbook Second Revised  or you can visit our cookbook page on the Plano Texas Handyman website for the detailed recipes.

My family emigrated from Sicily and Northern Europe at the turn of the 20th century.  Growing up I had 20 great aunts and uncles, and literally hundreds of cousins, so the holidays were packed with people and good food.  Holiday Cookbook  Christmas Cookbook

All of the recipes in this book were handed down from generation to generation.  Additionally, many of the recipes have been adapted from my own culinary skills.  As a gourmet cook, I have prepared them all and they are delicious.  This book contains a collection of traditional holiday favorites and a few Italian delicacies.  Below is a collection of recipes and you can download the full cook be here Christmas Cookbook  Holiday Cookbook

Traditional Holiday Cooking
Roast Turkey
Herb Dressing
Oyster dressing
Herb Oyster Dressing
Giblet Gravy
Roasted Potatoes with Parsnips

Beef, Game & Lamb
Prime Rib
Osso Bucco
Polenta with Tomatoes and Mozzarella
Cornish Game Hens

Elegant Salads and Sides
Molded Cranberries
Christmas Salad
Candied Apples
Eight layer Jell-O
Mom’s Famous Egg Noodles
Stewed Tomatoes
Sweet Potato Casserole
Roasted Red Potatoes

Appetizers & Starters
Stilton Cheese Mushroom Caps
Chili Con Queso
Lupini Beans
Party Mix

Hearty Soups and Stews
Green Chili Stew
Minestrone Soup
Crabmeat Bisque
Shrimp Etouffee
French Onion Soup
Clam Chowder with scallops and corn

Breakfast and Starters
Chili Relleno Egg Casserole
Blueberry French Toast
Old Fashioned Cinnamon Rolls

Holiday Desert Time
Pizzelle Cookies
Chocolate Fudge
Peanut Butter Fudge
Walnut Potica Bread

Italian Favorites:
Pork Sugo Sauce
Cheese Lasagna
Pumpkin Lasagna
Spicy clam marinara linguine
Tomato and Basil Bruschetta
Sugar and Walnut Glazed Baked Brie
Creamy Corn and Clam chowder
Napolitano Marinara Sauce
Napolitano Manicotti Filling
Napolitano Crepes
Mafalde Florentine Sauce (Michelangelo)
Eggplant Parmesan
Parmesan Wheels
Roasted Asparagus and Prosciutto ham
Potato Gnocchi
Napa Style Sole Veronique
Limoncello (Italian Liqueur)

Everyday Favorites, Appetizers, Vegetables, and Entrees
Parmesan crusted Tilapia
Roasted Barley and Mushroom Risotto
Spinach with Raisins and Pine Nuts
Red Wine Reduction Sauce
Sautéed Beets
Brisket Tacos with Mango Salsa
Gourmet Chili
Chili Pie
Gourmet Macaroni and Cheese with caramelized onions
Black Bean Tostados with Roasted Tomatillo Salsa
Roasted Butternut Squash

More Deserts
Easy Blackberry Cobbler
Coconut Caramel Pecan Cream Cheese Pie
Tiramisu (Lidia’s Italy)
Pineapple Upside-Down Cake