Thursday, December 3, 2009

Visions of Sugar Plums: A Collection of Christmas Cookery

When you think of Christmas, one of your thoughts almost always will be about baking.  Think about your own Christmas memories.  I guarantee at least one if not more will centered around cooking/baking.  Do you remember the amazing baked goods your Grandma or Aunt used to make.  Do you have fond memories of making cookies with your mom?  Now think about it ~ Will your kids have those same memories?  Let's hope so!  Remember that scent is a very powerful memory trigger.

I was given the opportunity to check out an amazing Christmas cookbook {e-book} written by Lizzie over at A Dusty Frame.

Presented by: Lizzie at A Dusty Frame
Price: $7
Available at: A Dusty Frame

Visions of Sugarplums: A Collection of Christmas Cookery is a delightful ebook published by Lizzie of A Dusty Frame, filled with those exceptional recipes of holidays past. An example of some of the recipes ~ 

Gingerbread Waffles
Warm Cranberry Punch
Sweet Potato Casserole
Moravian Cookies
Toffee Squares
Epiphany Cake
Julgrot (Swedish Rice Pudding)
Triple Layer Brownies
Vintage Molasses Cake

Peanut Butter Dip 
Donkey Chow
Gourmet Dog Biscuits

The book is sprinkled with holiday traditions from around the world and their corresponding recipes, like finding the lucky single almond in the Julgrot. You’ll find inspirational quotes, a section on making homemade ornaments from kitchen ingredients, suggested family traditions, snow day ideas, and a list of favorite Christmas books. And, of course, lots of love. 

Visions of Sugarplums is available for just $7 and is thoughtfully arranged with vintage illustrations—a lovely keepsake for yourself or a special gift for a friend.

The recipes in this 64 page cookbook are well written and extremely easy to follow.  I think my favorite thing about this cookbook though is the section on equivalents and alcohol substitutes.   Not really being a cook, these are a big help.  My favorite recipe is the Hot Chocolate.   Super easy & super yummy.  Lizzie doesn't stop at recipes though.  There are tons of tips through the book like how to spruce up your hot chocolate.

This review was written for Mama Buzz.  I was sent a copy of the e-book free of charge to read and review.  
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1 comment:

Becca said...

I love holiday cookbooks...I always bake more during the holidays :)

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