I got this wonderful cookbook over the holidays and I am so happy with it. Katie Lee has wonderful, unique recipes and great ideas for entertaining. She includes ideas for a variety of celebrations including a Retro Cocktail Party, Chrismukkah, Steakhouse Night at Home, Spa Lunch and Chinese New Year. For each event, she features a complete menu and even a music playlist. The photos are beautiful and the recipes clearly written in a warm, engaging style. Highly recommended. $20.80 at Barnes & Noble (additional saving for B&N members).
I'm obsessed with making panini and this one from Cooking Light, posted on myrecipes looks delish. Plus, its from Cooking Light, so it has to be healthier! myrecipes.com is a great website, and one that I have been using a lot lately as I am trying to find some more ideas for healthy dinners. It features recipes from Cooking Light, Southern Living, Sunset, Health and more. You can store recipes on the site in "recipe box", send to your phone, email, post on facebook, twitter, etc. You can also sign up to get their various (some daily) e-newsletters.
I love to make homemade oatmeal cookies and I am not exaggerating when I say that these taste just like homemade. We sampled each of the varieties--chocolate chip, chocolate chip with almonds, and white chocolate with cranberries. Each of these s made with oat flour and other wholesome ingredients--no white or wheat flour, eggs or refined sugar. They are also relatively low in fat (compared to other cookies). They taste wholesome, but are also rich and incredibly satisfying. I really cannot say enough great things about them. Look for them at Whole Foods Market and on-line at City Girl Country Girl.