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2022 Handshake Holiday Cookbook

'A taste of Handshake' is Handshake’s third annual Holiday cookbook featuring recipes curated by our very own employees. You’ll find many recipes are accompanied by personal stories, giving you a glimpse into the lives and experiences of our team members.

As the holiday season approaches, many of us start thinking about all the delicious foods we'll be cooking and sharing with our loved ones. To help inspire your menus, we've compiled a collection of recipes in our third annual cookbook, brought to you by our talented Handshake employees.

From savory nibbles to decadent desserts, "A taste of Handshake" has something for every taste bud. We've included cozy holiday dishes to warm the soul, as well as fresh, unique twists on classic recipes. Whether you're a seasoned pro in the kitchen or just starting out, you'll find the recipes in this cookbook are quick and, simply put, easy as pie.

Yet, the most meaningful part of this cookbook is it's more than just a collection of recipes; it's also a celebration of our team's unique backgrounds. As you flip through the pages, you'll get a glimpse into the lives and experiences of our employees. Many recipes in this book hold a special personal story, adding a unique touch to every dish.

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One of our standout recipes is Clare's family's Pappa al Pomodoro. This impressive soup is bursting with flavor. It's perfect for a memorable holiday dinner and will surely be a crowd-pleaser. For a lighter option, Craig's soft pretzels are an excellent snack for kids and adults alike.

If you have a sweet tooth, you'll love our selection of desserts. From Emily's classic molasses cookies to Lisa's modern twist on glazed lemon ricotta cookies, we've got you covered. And for those who love to bake, we've included a recipe for Amna's exquisite (and, dare we say, sinfully delicious?) carrot cake with layers of rich cream cheese frosting.

Spending your holiday in the sun? Step into the kitchen and try Tiffany's take on a Jamaican classic, the thirst-quenching Sorrel. With a powerful blend of fruits and spices, this refreshing drink is a labor of love, but trust us, it's worth the effort.

As you try out these recipes and read about our team's traditions, we hope you'll create your own memories in the kitchen! So gather your friends and family, break out your best pots and pans, and get cooking with "A taste of Handshake."

Happy holidays from all of us at Handshake!

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