Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Christmas Books and Magazines

At this time of year I’m always tempted to add a few more favorites to my burgeoning collection of Christmas books and magazines. 


I’ve been enjoying the Taste of Home magazine lately, so when I saw this Taste of Home Christmas book on Amazon for a good price, I ordered it for my collection.  There are several recipes I want to try (honey barbequed wings, Tijuana tidbits, candied cherry nut bars and several others).  The Winter Wonderland Coasters are a cute craft and they should be a great conversation starter made with old family Christmas photos.


My Christmas book collection includes Gooseberry Patch Christmas books 1-14 (this year’s issue #15 is on my wish list) and some special issues like the recent addition shown above.

This contains so many great projects like vintage handkerchief pillows, dish towel apron, cute wrapping and wreath ideas and lots of recipes. 

IMG_0704The November/December issue of Southern Lady magazine is full of elegant d├ęcor and entertaining ideas, plus luscious recipes and travel features. 


Tea Time magazine is a one of my favorite subscription magazines and their November/December 2013 issue is lovely.  I like their recipes with tea sommelier food and tea pairings.  I’m looking forward to baking the cinnamon-date scones from this issue.


King Arthur Flour catalog is a great free Christmas idea and recipe source.  I’d like to order some Espresso Powder and Vermont Cheese Powder from King Arthur, as well as try their recipe for Cheddar-Cranberry Soda Bread.  If you’re looking for scone baking pans and mixes – they have them.

Do you like to pick up holiday books and magazines too?


Angela McRae said...

Oh, yes, I definitely love collecting Christmas magazines, so I appreciate your review! And now I'm off to order a King Arthur Flour catalog!

Marilyn said...

Always tempted, but I try not to buy too many. I get King Arthur catalog and Tea Time, plus love to pick up the Country Living British Edition (if I can find it). Walked through the book store today and there were so many temptations.

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