Friday, November 16, 2012


Today is "Open House" which means bloggers are invited to link to a post about your lovely home, crafting, antiquing, design, perhaps something you baked - anything to do with your "home".

These photos are from the new cookbook which I noticed was labeled Volume I.......the Christmas Cottage Cookbook from Hoffman Publications (you know they publish Tea Time, Victoria, etc)

I finally got a chance to go page by page in this book and the photos are as we would expect - lovely.  I think the trend is toward simple, warm and friendly - but not the older "country clutter" look.

The subtitle lets us know this one is about decorations, "recipes and gifts for the holidays" and has many wonderful homespun ideas for crafting in the kitchen and craft room.  This little herb tray below caught my eye as winter is the time to bring some herbs inside the kitchen.  

Two Christmas dinner recipes really caught my eye: A Seasonal Spinach Salad and also a recipe for Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Pearl Onions. Many wonderful recipes are included in this book.

I will be linking this post to: French Country Cottage and Friday at The Charm of Home and Show and Tell Friday and Simple and Sweet Fridays

Please join in the fun and link below to "Open House"! And please have a link back to this blog!


Susan said...

I subscribe to many Hoffman publications and actually have thought your lovely home should be featured in "Tea Time"! Lots of lovely ideas to ponder during this busy season, XOXO

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

That looks like a winner. They really do publish such lovely material. Wonderful photos! Thank you for hosting and enjoy your weekend.


Beth said...

Love the picture of the skates, and love that musical teapot! The fudge looks awesome; I hope to be doing a little holiday baking soon. Have a nice wknd, Bernideen!

Marilyn Miller said...

Love the idea of cottages and Christmas, so the two combined would have to be delightful.

Kathy said...

This cookbook looks lovely - those recipes sound great! Hoffman Media produces the most wonderful things - I hope you have a blessed weekend,

Martha said...

I was not going to get this book -- I think I may order it on Monday. You're too bad!!!! (LOL!)

Zinnia said...

Cookbook seems to be full of inspiration. I personally think that pictures in recipe books can often be as important as the recipe. I wish you a nice weekend! Zinnia

Linda said...

Fingers crossed Santa will bring me this book! Lovely post. Thanks.
Linda at Beautiful Ideas

Sandy said...

Love your photos and Congrats
on the publication. Thank you
for your visit to my blog and
Happy Thanksgiving to you and
your family.

Stan and Jody Gabara said...

Thanks for sharing this wonderful cottage cookbook on Simple & Sweet Fridays. Beautiful photos!


The Charm of Home said...

Have a Happy Thanksgiving! Thanks for joining me at HSH!