A collection of 15 hot beverages to warm you up during the winter.

 

Sometimes during the winter months you need more than a cup of coffee to take the chill off and warm you up.  For me, this is when I think about hot chocolate and hot cider.  You can always make plain hot cocoa or heat up a cup of apple cider from the carton, buy why not kick it up a notch?  This collection of 15 hot beverages from my blogging friends that take these popular cool weather drinks to another level.  There’s even one with a DIY snowflake mug and another with chocolate covered spoons.

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Seven beautiful cookbooks that would be a welcome addition to any cookbook collection.

Do you have cookbooks that are so “pretty” you put them on the coffee table or display in another prominent place?  The Gathering of Friends cookbook series definitely fits in that group and I’m thrilled to share them with you.

Just take a look at each of these cookbooks to see what they have to offer.  There are complete menus with recipes ranging from appetizers to desserts as well as special occasion menus for showers, holiday gatherings, cookie exchanges, brunch and more.  You’ll also find beautiful table settings sure to impress anyone you entertain.  To get a more in depth look inside these books, check out the eBook Video Tutorial (click here) that flips through several pages of each book.

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A collection of 18 coffee cake recipes to share with family and friends.

 

Do you believe we’re already into December?  Wow, this year sure has flown by!  I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving filled with good food and special times spent with loved ones.

This is the season for all types of gatherings with friends and family.  If time gets the best of you and you wonder how you’re going to fit it all in, how about scheduling a coffee break for an hour or two with those special people in your life?  I’ve put together 18 coffee cake recipes from my blogging friends to make this time even sweeter.   It doesn’t take much planning for this type of get-together.  Just make a pot of coffee to go along with one or two of these coffee cakes and let the fellowship begin!

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Take a holiday journey across the South with this new book from Southern Living.

Take a holiday trip across the South with this new book from Southern Living.

 

How would you like to take a trip across the south around the Christmas holidays without leaving the comforts of home?  Southern Living has got you covered with their gorgeous new coffee table book, Christmas All Through The South.   This 400 page book takes you on a holiday journey across the region with stops for fabulous food, beautifully decorated homes, fascinating destinations and so much more.   The book’s introduction notes:

“The South may not be the only region that goes overboard for the holidays, but we like to think we do it with inimitable style.”

Yes, we know how to do Christmas up right in the South.  There’s a house in my neighborhood that goes all out with the whole front yard covered with snowmen, Santa and kids, manger scene complete with animal figures, lots of Christmas trees and more.  The front windows are set up like store displays with moving angels and Santas.  It’s quite a site!

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A collection of 12 scrumptious recipes made with sweet potatoes.

 

Sweet potato or pumpkin?  What’s your preference?  I’m more of a sweet potato gal myself and would be happy with a piece of sweet potato pie with fresh whipped cream any day at any time!  This is the time of year where everything is coming up pumpkin with more recipes than you can count in magazines and online.  Now tell me, where are all the sweet potato dessert and treat recipes?   There’s more than just sweet potato pie you know.  I found a few different recipes from my blogging friends and wanted to share them with you.  Check out this collection of 12 scrumptious sweet potato treats.  You just might find one or two to add to your Thanksgiving or fall menu.  Those non-pumpkin fans will thank you.

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