Autumn from the Heart of the Home

Autumn from the Heart of the Home

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by Susan Branch
     
 

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Touchdown Chili, Grandma's Stuffing, hot chocolate, and other fall recipes are packed into Susan Branch's first all-new, large-format work in four years. Brightly illustrated and lovingly designed, this celebration of autumn also includes a bountiful harvest of cozy projects, thoughtful gifts, and seasonal decorating and entertaining ideas. Ribbon marker.

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Touchdown Chili, Grandma's Stuffing, hot chocolate, and other fall recipes are packed into Susan Branch's first all-new, large-format work in four years. Brightly illustrated and lovingly designed, this celebration of autumn also includes a bountiful harvest of cozy projects, thoughtful gifts, and seasonal decorating and entertaining ideas. Ribbon marker.

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Publishers Weekly - Publishers Weekly
Branch, the author-illustrator of several cute books and calendars (Vineyard Seasons; The Summer Book; etc.), brings her enthusiasm for cooking, entertaining and decorating to the fall months. Her whimsical watercolors, hand-written recipes and reminiscences, and sentimental quotations decorate each page, making it difficult to figure out if this is a practical cookbook/entertaining guide or a visually appealing coffee-table book. The recipes, such as Orange Spiced Harvest Stew (with beef, red wine and vegetables, served in a pumpkin), Roasted Beet Salad with Creamy & Mild Blue Cheese Dressing, and Cranberry Apple Crisp, take advantage of the best nature has to offer. Although Branch includes chapters on Halloween and Thanksgiving, most of her 100 recipes allow readers to make everyday meals special. The book has a distinctly country, New England feel, with its Prayer for a Little Home, sketches of leaves around each page and numerous American Indian-inspired dishes, such as Corn Pudding and Indian Shuck Bread. Serious cooks will be put off by the book's sensory overload, but lovers of Mary Engelbreit-type homey kitsch will lap this up. 4-color watercolors throughout. (Sept. 1) Forecast: Ads in People and Real Simple, along with a six-city author tour, may get women readers interested in Branch's latest. Her previous Heart of Home books and calendars have sold more than three million copies. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780316088664
Publisher:
Little, Brown and Company
Publication date:
09/01/2004
Edition description:
1ST
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
7.75(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.62(d)

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Autumn from the Heart of the Home 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Charming  and whimsical!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I just love this book. I read it when it first came out, and I knew that I would purchase it. It has many good recipes, and Susan's storytelling makes this a good read.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I LOVE this book! The recipes are great! The decorating ideas are so easy to follow, I can't wait to try them all. The personal stories add a lot of character, it's like one of my sisters has written me a personal note all about the Autumn season.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book helped me to look at Autumn in a new way. The stories, quotes, ideas, and heartfelt messages warmed my soul!