Are you ready for the holiday cooking spree to begin?
From cookies for the neighbors to Christmas dinner and New Year’s appetizers, December seems to be filled with all the baking, and cooking, and flour…everywhere…especially if the children are involved. We accomplished our very first sugar cookie baking and decorating as a family this year. It went surprisingly well for having 2 young boys.
Do you have tradtional recipes you use from year to year? Or do you like to shake it up and try new recipes each year? Share your family cooking traditions below and check out these Christmas Cookbooks, maybe you will find a new tradition.
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SO MUCH TO CELEBRATE
Create beautiful memories for your family and friends with help from Katie Jacobs, a stylist for Reese Witherspoon's lifestyle brand Draper James. In this essential guide to entertaining, Katie reveals her secrets for throwing fantastic parties for any occasion, from a casual backyard movie night to a lavish holiday party. Using Katie’s inspiring ideas and make-ahead tips, you will be so organized that you can minimize the fuss, enjoy the time, and celebrate too!
Brimming with creative party themes for every season, inspiring décor ideas, and delicious recipes, So Much to Celebrate is the perfect book for anyone who appreciates good times, good food, and good celebrations. (From the Publisher)
THOMAS NELSON, May, 224 pp., $29.99
CHARLES DICKENS’S A CHRISTMAS CAROL
A Book-to-Table Classic
A deluxe, full-color hardback edition of the perennial Christmas classic featuring a selection of recipes for your holiday table from Giada de Laurentiis, Ina Garten, Martha Stewart, and Trisha Yearwood!
Have your book and eat it, too, with this clever edition of Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol featuring delicious recipes from celebrity chefs. Plan your perfect Christmas feast with a carefully curated menu of holiday dishes, from succulent baked ham to smashed root vegetables. And top it all off with fruitcake cookies and pecan pie. Celebrate the holiday with a good meal and a good book!
Book includes full, unabridged text of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, interspersed with recipes, food photography, and special food artwork. (From the Publisher)
PENGUIN RANDOM HOUSE, Oct, 176 pp., $25.00
CHRISTMAS FLAVORS OF IRELAND
Margaret M. Johnson
CHRISTMAS FLAVORS OF IRELAND INVITES READERS — cooks and armchair travelers alike — on a holiday tour of one of Europe’s most beloved destinations. From decking the halls to gathering around the family table, you’ll find timeless classics and exciting new ideas in this full color collection of popular Irish dishes. With easy-to-follow recipes — warming soups and crisp potatoes, wonderful puddings and dazzling desserts — Christmas Flavors of Ireland will awaken your senses to the festive, fun-filled season in Ireland. With over 100 recipes and photos, this colorful collection will become an essential addition to your holiday bookshelf and a gift that family and friends will treasure year after year. (From the Publisher)
AMBASSADOR INTERNATIONAL, Aug 2013, 192 pp., $19.99
Rachel enjoys reading, reviewing books, and sharing her passion for literature at www.bookwormmama.org. She's a virtual assistant and shares the small-town life with her husband and children.