Craft, cook and bake your way through the holiday season with recipes, food gifts and decorating ideas. Here’s a short list to get you started.
The Christmas Table: Recipes and Crafts to Create Your Own Holiday Tradition by Diane Morgan TX739.2 .C45 M675 2008
Friends and family tested all the recipes presented here along with ones for creative dishes for leftovers. Morgan includes directions for holiday decorations, that are family projects and sample menus with timetables so the cook enjoys the party as well.
Christmas with Southern Living TT900 .C4 C487 2012
If you follow the magazine, Southern Living, this annual volume pulls together various holiday decorating ideas for the home, using seasonal greens, fruit and flowers. Many recipes for new dishes from appetizers to desserts compliment the color photos of food and home décor.
Sweet Christmas by Sharon Bowers. TX772 .B68 2012
There’s something for everyone in this volume: homemade gifts to give, projects for parents and children and recipes for cookies and jam. Try the peppermint fudge, chocolate-almond toffee, hot maple donuts or sugared pecans.
Very Merry Cookies TX772 .B5313 2011
This volume of 16 dozen recipes from the Better Homes & Gardens kitchen includes easy to follow directions and many colored photos of the finished bars and cookies. If you’re baking cookies as gifts, the book suggests clever ways to package them.