Add a dash of simplicity to your life this holiday season!

Seriously Simple PartiesStill not quite sure what to make for your upcoming holiday parties? Christmas and New Year's are almost upon us, but there is still time to make sure that you and your family and friends eat delicious food without spending hours in the kitchen. If you're still deciding what to serve at that dinner party you have coming up, check out Diane Rossen Worthington's book Seriously Simple Parties.

One of the best things about this beautifully photographed book is that, not only are the recipes simple, the information is laid out to make using the book simple as well! At the beginning you will find sample menus, from a holiday cocktail party for 12-24 guests to a New Year's Day brunch for 8. Recipes are easy to follow, and advice is given on how long to prepare the dish before the event as well as tips on making sure it comes out perfectly. The holiday cocktail party menu includes recipes for things like Hawaiian Ahi Dip, Edamame Pesto Crostini and Grilled Chicken Skewers with Yogurt-Mango Curry Sauce! Also try out some of the beverage recipes like Lemon-Blueberry Spritzer or Sparkling Wine with Peach Nectar and Liquer. Your guests are sure to remember your party long after you put the final leftovers (if there are any) into your fridge!

For this book and more visit your local Santa Clara County Library District branch and check out our cookbook and party planning sections. You (and your family and friends!) will be glad you did! Happy holidays!