Thursday, December 3, 2009

"The Christmas Kitchen" Review & Giveaway!

Today's Wild Card author is:


and the book:


The Christmas Kitchen

Howard Books (October 6, 2009)

***Special thanks to Jennifer Willingham of Simon and Schuster for sending me a review copy.***

MY REVIEW:
Do you know someone that loves getting into the spirit of Christmas? The decorating, the baking, cooking, gift giving, entertaining... all of it? Are you that person? Then "The Christmas Kitchen" is for you.

This book is a great compilation of some fantastic recipes, excellent tips and ideas and everything you need to put you in the mood for the holiday season. It is beautifully done and would be great for gift giving. Check out some of these recipes...

Salmon and Lemon-Caper Cream Sandwiches
French Apple Cake with Caramel Sauce
Curried Chicken-Cashew Sandwiches
Coconut Angel Cupcakes
Teddy Bear Caramel Corn
Bon Temps Cajun Shrimp
Ambrosia Punch
Feliz Navidad Tortilla Soup
Cranberry Guacamole

And this is just the beginning - I can't wait to make some of these recipes myself this month. The one thing about the book that confused me a little bit was all the recipes that were in it, and tons of pictures but no pictures of the food. I love pictures of food to go with recipes. Instead of food pictures there are lots of pictures of people... with no captions of who they are??? But that is probably just me being quirky, other than that I absolutely love this book! Great gift for a Christmas lover or perfect for yourself!

*******For a chance to win a copy, leave a comment telling me what your favorite part of Christmas is and I'll enter you. Be sure to leave your email address in case you win!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:


Tammy Maltby is a writer, speaker, and media personality. For eight years, she was the co-host of the Emmy Award-winning television talk show, Aspiring Women. She serves on the board of the National Women’s Ministry Association, Christian Women in Media and Arts, and Women of Courage International. She and her family live in Colorado Springs, CO.


Visit the author's website.

Product Details:

List Price: $14.99
Hardcover: 132 pages
Publisher: Howard Books (October 6, 2009)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1416587659
ISBN-13: 978-1416587651

AND NOW...THE FIRST CHAPTER:


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41 comments:

Stacie said...

I love watching the kids open their presents.

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Charity said...

My favorite thing is going to be having a quiet time at the house:) Please enter me:) Thanks!!
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rubynreba said...

My favorite thing is my Dad reading the Christmas Story from the Bible
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traveler said...

Thanks for this lovely giveaway. I enjoy having the entire family over for a shared and memorable feast. Warmth, memories and love. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

Niecey said...

My favorite part of Christmas is the anticipation. The kids excitement. Opening advent calendars and counting down days. it's such a buzz

Michelle said...

My favorite part of Christmas is all the anticipation, and just all of the joy that surrounds celebrating the birth of our Savior.

Thanks for entering me!
Michelle
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Anonymous said...

my favourite part of christmas is going to church on christmas eve.

karenk
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Abi said...

I have been seeing this book posted at different sites. It looks like a really cool book. I'd love to win it. Thanks for the giveaway.

My favorite part of Christmas getting together with family and friends.

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Wanda said...

My favourite part of Christmas is remembering what it's all about!
I would love to be entered in your draw. Thanks.
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Gin said...

I love driving around town with the family looking at lights, reading Jotham's Journey series advent books together, making cookies, etc. etc.

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mindy said...

driving through at night especially after the snow has fallen and looking at the winter wonderlands!!! thanks minsthins at optonline dot net

Mia J. said...

My favorite thing about christmas is being with family and friends and also going for drives and looking at all the beautiful decorations.

Homemaker said...

My favorite part of Christmas is getting together with family that I don't really get to see during the year...

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kakihara said...

My favorite part of the holidays--On Christmas Eve we go out as a family and pass along a little Cheer to a stranger in the form of a Christmas basket filled with all sorts of Christmas decorations, and small gifts, and baked goods, along with a card explaining our Christmas tradition and the hope that some day they will be in a position to carry on our tradition.
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cstironkat said...

My favorite part of christmas is getting together with family and friends. I also love the toy drives.

Sandra K321 said...

My favorite part of Christmas is having my parents here to enjoy the day with us. They are no longer able to drive this far so we pick them up and bring them home again. That way they still get to have a big decorated tree and a nice dinner with no cleanup, just leftovers to take home.
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Winning Readings said...

Watching my 2yo daughter stand in awe of the manger...

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We posted about this giveaway at Winning Readings: http://winningreadings.blogspot.com/2009/12/christmas-kitchen_08.html

Julie said...

Getting together with family/spending the day with them and opening presents ;)

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wmmahaney said...

My favorite part of Christmas is spending time with family.
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Cherie J said...

There are so many things that it is hard to just name one. I love baking cookies, shopping for presents for loved ones, taking the kids out and around to see the light displays, teaching the kids that Jesus is the reason for the season, etc.

cherierj(at)yahoo(dot)com

plb8156 said...

My favorite part of Christmas is all the magic of the season & the way people seem to change & be nicer :)
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Marie said...

My favorite part is baking -- I love to bake!

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Carolynn W. said...

My favorite part of Christmas is how our whole family gets together and we put everything else aside and spend time with each other. And remembering all that God has so richly blessed us with in the past year.
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Aik said...

My favourite part of Christmas is that I can enjoy family gatherings.

aikychien at yahoo dot com

suburban prep said...

I love the warmth of the season and seeing the children anticipating Santa and the family getting together.

Jennifer said...

Favorite part is when we all sit down for xmas dinner together as a family

Buttons and Bows said...

My favorite part of Christmas has to be the excitement in my children.
They love Christmas, They want to start decorating in Sept.
They listen to Christmas music all year long and my 3rd son says that when he grows up and has his own house, He will have one room decorated Christmas all year long.
He is 14 and still says that.
He does all my decorating and takes it all down too.
I would love this book, so that I can give him more ideas for Christmas decor and recipes.

Thanks for this giveaway.
mommiesgotfivechildren at hotmail dot com

Mandy from Burkett Blessings said...

My favorite thing is going to the Candlelight Lord's Supper Service at my church on Christmas Eve with my entire family.
mandy-burkett at sbcglobal dot net

Joshlin said...

I am one of those people who get all into the Christmas Spirit and would LOVE this book. My favorite part of Christmas is putting up out tree.
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Sarah said...

My favorite thing about Christmas is the special time we spend with our kids doing things.

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Melissa said...

Our church has a wonderful outreach ministry during the Christmas season, and that's my favorite part of the holiday season!

My email is in my Google profile.

debbiejackson said...

I love quiet time after all the bustle of activity jacksond@nhr3.net

edmontonjb said...

My favorite part is watching the kids open their presents

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Kerrie said...

My favorite part about Christmas is spending time with all my family! I also love all the Christmas lights
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Linda Kish said...

My favorite part is all of the baking my daughter in law does.

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Misusedinnocence said...

My favorite part is spending time with my family. It's hard now that my Mom is gone. I miss her so much.

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sunnymum said...

One of my favorite parts of Christmas is wrapping gifts. When my sister and I got older, our parents let us stay up a little later and help them wrap presents for our younger siblings. We loved being Santa!

Virginia C said...

I carry Christmas in my heart all year long. However, the feeling intensifies during the holidays. It's that intangible anticipation, expectation and heightened awareness that is my favorite thing about Christmas. I love all the sights, sounds, and scents of the holidays.

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Ginny said...

My favorite part of Christmas is watching my kids experience it.

Anonymous said...

I love getting my family together with my extended family. Love seeing the cousins play together.

Wendy
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Janna said...

I had to do a redraw and the new winner is...

Gin!

Congrats!