Debbie Macomber's Christmas Cookbook
Hardcover, 240 pages
Published September 20th 2011 by HarlequinISBN 037389239X
I love this Christmas Cookbook. I feel it is more than just a cookbook as Debbie Macomber shares ideas for crafts and gifts. She also shares stories of her own family Christmases and the traditions they have. It is a very warm and inviting book. There are beautiful photographs spread throughout. The recipes are easy and fun to make. I make monkey bread all the time and had never thought of adding a glaze topping. We loved this simple addition. The Mini Pain au Chocolat is so easy a preteen was able to make it on her own. The Bacon and Egg Breakfast Pizza was another huge hit. Are you hungry yet? These are just a few samples from the first chapter alone. Debbie also shares decorating ideas and I loved her 10 Ideas for 10-minute Decor. None of them were expensive and a few were so simple a child could do them, (I'm all for including the kids as much as possible). Goodies to Go had gift presentation ideas that I really liked. There are crafts ideas for gifts. I found the spice and drink mixes especially welcome for children to put together for gifts to teachers, Girl/Boy Scout Leaders and others who interact with our children regularly. I feel a gift the child makes means more to both the giver and the recipient. I also found the Christmas Card ideas to be creative.
This is a cookbook so I will say in addition to breakfast food, there are recipes for appetizers, Christmas Eve and Christmas Dinner, family dinners, cooking with grandma, desserts and of course cookies. I believe you will find this cookbook will become a part of your holiday traditions. I think it is the ultimate Christmas Cookbook.
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Hardcover, 400 pages
Kindle Edition, 288 pages
Expected publication: September 27th 2011 by Mira
Expected publication: September 27th 2011 by Brilliance Audio on CD Unabridged