Christmas Sweets: 65 Festive Recipes - Table Decorations - Sweet Gift Ideas

Overview

Christmas Sweets transforms the holiday table into a winter wonderland! From boxes of homemade candy brimming with Chocolate Fudge or Almond-Butter Toffee to cookie jars filled with Pecan Lace Cookies or Apricot-Pistachio Bars, this collection of recipes and decorations will make gift-giving extra sweet this year. Beautifully illustrated with gorgeous color photography, each festive project celebrates the season and offers inspiring craft ideas using sweetsboth homemade and store bought. Holiday guests will ...
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Overview

Christmas Sweets transforms the holiday table into a winter wonderland! From boxes of homemade candy brimming with Chocolate Fudge or Almond-Butter Toffee to cookie jars filled with Pecan Lace Cookies or Apricot-Pistachio Bars, this collection of recipes and decorations will make gift-giving extra sweet this year. Beautifully illustrated with gorgeous color photography, each festive project celebrates the season and offers inspiring craft ideas using sweetsboth homemade and store bought. Holiday guests will delight in stealing a treat from a Candy Wreath and getting caught under the CandyAcorn Kissing Ball. With homemade gingerbread confections presented in a spectacular, wintry Gingerbread Cookie Box, Santa will never settle for cookies again.
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"If you would like to set about making your own (untroubled) Christmas memories, the eminently collectible Christmas Sweets is a good place to start. This delectable keepsake from Chronicle Books contains recipes, decorations, and gift ideas concocted by Georgeanne Brennan, photographed by Richard G. Jung, and artfully brought together by Jennifer Barry. Ms. Brennan's recipes inject reality into the fantasy of the season." The New York Times, Dec. 16, 2007

"Ms. Brennan's recipes inject reality into the fantasy of the season. 'Many people do not like the bright red, green and yellow candied or glaceed fruits found in fruitcake,' she wrote. Her updated recipe for Bite-Sized Dark Rum Fruitcakes replaces the citron with dried apricots, dates, currants and raisins: problem solved." &mdashThe New York Times, December 16, 2008

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780811859325
  • Publisher: Chronicle Books LLC
  • Publication date: 9/20/2007
  • Pages: 136
  • Product dimensions: 8.62 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Meet the Author

Georgeanne Brennan has written more than a dozen books on cooking, including A Pig in Provence: Good Food and Simple Pleasures in the South of France. She writes regularly for the San Francisco Chronicle, Fine Cooking, Metropolitan Home, and the New York Times.

Richard G. Jung is a London-based food and travel photographer.

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