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.
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?