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This holiday season, throw a party! Check out any of these great books for inspiration for a grand soirée, an intimate dinner party, or something in between.

Carla Hall's Soul Food: Everyday and Celebration by Carla Hall
Carla Hall, star of The Chew, says Soul food is in her bones, with roots that go back generations. She takes her grandmother’s dishes and streamlines them for ease with ingredients and cleanup. This book ensures that the recipes that “make you want to get up and dance” are around for generations to come.

Martha Stewart's Newlywed Kitchen: Recipes for Weeknight Dinners & Easy, Casual Gatherings
Newlywed or not, discover how to make your kitchen function well and whip up the meals you love. With over 100 recipes—quick weeknight dinners, weekend brunches, and parties big and small—this book will get you through any meal with ease and confidence!

Baking All Year Round: Holidays & Special Occasions by Rosanna Pansino
Celebrating holidays was always very important to Youtube star Rosanna Pansino’s family. Baking All Year Round is filled with creative and delicious recipes for celebrating with friends and family throughout the year. This book has everything you need to bake a lasting impression with any holiday celebration!

Cooking with Nonna: A Year of Italian Holidays by Rossella Rago
Eight Italian grandmothers share their favorite holiday dishes with Food Network star Rosella Rago. Whether you want to create a fabulous traditional Italian dish or make a modern take on a classic Italian dish, you’ll find a great recipe from Nonna.

How to Celebrate Everything: Recipes and Rituals for Birthdays, Holidays, Family Dinners, and Every Day in Between by Jenny Rosenstrach
Blogger Jenny Rosenstrach believes in family rituals and celebrations. Celebrations bring comfort, connection and meaning to our lives, and food is at the heart of them. How to Celebrate Everything helps families slow down, capture the moments that matter, and eat well while doing it.

Meredith Schickel is an Adult Services Librarian at the Byron Township Branch of Kent District Library. She never passes up an opportunity to celebrate, especially when delicious food is involved.