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Let's Get Cooking!
Featured Collection December 2008

Move over Martha Stewart. Plan the perfect holiday event that guests will be talking about for years. Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh's collection is full of creative cooking and decorating ideas to make the most of your holiday gatherings.

 
Appetizers
Having a cocktail party? Or maybe you are getting ready for New Year's and you need some finger food. The Library has lots of cookbooks to give you great ideas for tapas and hors d'oeuvres.
 
Baking
What better time than December for baking? Mincemeat and pumpkin pies, Christmas cookies, stollen, panettone, gingerbread men and houses...
 
Christmas
Cookbooks and web sites to help you prepare for December 25th or January 7th.
 
Cookies
The Library has loads of cookbooks to help you bake up a great collection of cookies to give away (or eat) this holiday season.
 
Craft it Up!
Cash-flow problems getting you down this holiday season? Try making your own gifts! From cookies to duct tape, these books for teens have something for everyone on your list.
 
Fiction and Cookery
Cookery fiction is all the rage these days. Check out these titles that include cookery chick lit, romance, and mystery (some even come with recipes).
 
Holiday How To Videos
Find inspiration for your Chanukah, Christmas, or Kwanzaa holiday celebrations with one of these DVDs featuring cooking and more.
 
Holiday Music to Cook by

The folks in the Music Department have selected some holiday CDs and DVDs for all tastes and moods -- just a small sample of the holiday music they have.

 
Winter Wonderland
It's cold outside, so stay warm with a good book! These titles for teens have a little bit of everything, from snow-kissed romance to alpine survival.