Over 100 recipes offer options galore for casual gatherings with menus for a Holiday Open House, a Family Celebration, an Elf Party for the kids, and a Cozy Christmas Eve Dinner for two. Top Chicken & Turkey recipes provide new choices for the classic holiday entrée; Choosing Sides rounds out the meal with veggie dishes that feature a fresh twist on traditional fare. Cake Mix Magic shares the secret to preparing desserts with eight designed-to-impress cakes that start with a mix. Colorful photos to inspire charming Christmas accents for every room in the house. Whether it's a garden-themed front porch setting or a simple sideboard arrangement, this book's updated decorating approach is inexpensive.