Christmas Cookbooks

December 10, 2014

Want to see some of my Christmas cookbooks?

What? Did I just sign myself up to make a post with 8 book links? Oh pickle. Maybe I won't be able to find them all. Tee hee.

 So, I looooooooooooveZ me some holiday Christmas cookbooks! I read them and read them and very rarely make anything out of them. But I greatly enjoy them. And they make me feel festive.

 I'm gonna slap down some super quick mini reviews for these babies. Ready?

'Christmas Baking with Children': AWESOME. Never made one thing from this book. But it's super duper cute. Maybe you'll be more enterprising with this book.

'Easy Christmas': cute and mini sized! Really great pics. NEVER MADE ONE THING FROM THIS BOOK AND I'VE HAD IT FOR YEARS.

'Santa's North Pole Cookbook': very cool concept - recipes from around the world. Very international-esque. Haven't made a DARN thing from it.

Are you seeing where I'm going with these holiday books?

I READ them. I don't MAKE anything from them.

 Now, let's get to the cream of the crop.

'Christmas From the Heart of the Home' by Susan Branch is a TREASURE. So delightful, so charming, the darlingest art in the whole wide world. Stories of her childhood, little anecdotes, ideas for gifts, decorating, and food - I've read this book every year of my life for the past almost 20 years I think.

(not sure if I've actually made anything from it, but if you're going to own one of these books, this is the one)

My aunt gave me the 'Gourmet Cookie Book' - haven't gotten around to making anything from it because I only make sugar cookies usually.

I'm starting to feel weird about this post.


Ok here we are with 'Nigella Christmas'! See those cookies above? I'VE MADE THEM. And they were great! Love this book. I've also made her mac 'n cheese recipe. It's not as good as James Beard's mac recipe. But there are many many delightful things in this book. Big thumbs up.

I like reading it a lot.

Oh and here are my 'Christmas with Victoria' books! You know, as in Victoria magazine? I also have this one. These books are lovely and beautiful and have inspiring crafts, recipes, and deco ideas. I loooooove these books. I'm planning on making the cake (hazelnut and pear I think?) that's pictured up above.  (key word: planning.) They are such fun to look through.

I love love LOVE my holiday books! I look at them A LOT.  (if you have some you love, you better tell me. i've recently discovered Scandinavian Christmas books and I think I shan't add them to my pile - waaaay too many things I just will really never make or do - more so than with the books I have here. mostly because so many of the recipes involve using a yeast dough, which scares me.)




10 comments:

  1. I stopped buying cookbooks years ago... mainly because I NEVER, EVER make anything from them. But they sure look good on the shelf! ;) So what percentage of your cookbook collection falls into the "Look but don't cook" category? xoxo

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    1. shall we be truthful with each other? let's be truthful. I would say.....95%. But I do really read them all the time! so in that sense, they get used a lot, ha ha ha!

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  2. HAHAHAHAHA, you use cookbooks the way I do! I own so many, but can't remember where I ever saw such and such recipe, and so I run to Google and my printer! My husband does the same. We suck! I think I own Nigella's Christmas, but really, my husband just wants to look at pictures. (Of her, mostly. Sometimes the food.) Santa's North Pole Cookbook looks so darling, though.

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    1. oh yes! ha ha ha, back when we had cable, i would watch the Nigella show on the food network and my husband would claim that she was talking through the screen, directly to him. HA. I was surprised by the North Pole book, it's really international, it has some of the oddest recipes I've ever seen - very far off the beaten track - which is cool, and fun to read, but I just don't see myself making Korean fire meat this holiday season...:)

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  3. can't believe that you have so many Christmas cookbooks, it's a whole treasure.


    Carpet cleaning Croydon

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    1. Georgia, I can't really believe it either. And my husband REALLY can't believe it. :)

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  4. I love this post! You made me laugh and smile at the same time!

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    1. thank you darling Darcy :) - this is pretty much why I blog, to amuse myself. I'm my own best audience, ha!

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  5. OMG, you have the most beautiful Xmas cookbooks, Melissa! <3

    I've had an eye on Nigella's Christmas book forever! Did you like those cookies? I saw the recipe for them somewhere but haven't tried it yet.

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    1. Miss Patricia!!!! I did like those cookies, they were great! I really love sprinkles and they were nicely fudgy. Be sure not to overcook! I'm planning on making them again this year :)

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