About An Old-Fashioned Christmas: Sweet Traditions for Hearth and Home
- Hardcover: 288 pages
- Publisher: Countryman Press; 1 edition (November 2, 2015)
From warm drinks for the first snowfall to treats for furry friends, from indulgent snacks for carolers to a traditional menu for Christmas day, An Old-Fashioned Christmas will keep you and your loved ones eating, drinking, laughing and baking all through the holiday season.
Anyone who loved Mud Season will remember Stimson’s hilarious and heartwarming stories of life in her small Vermont town—and An Old-Fashioned Christmas brings her trademark touch to holiday memories new and old. Readers will be inspired to begin their own family traditions like the Stimsons’ annual Christmas Adventure, the collection of nostalgic tree ornaments, and of course, the legendary Christmas party attended by friends and family from all over. This is a book you will return to year after year.
A guide to celebrating Christmas in proper Vermont style—from sleigh rides to country stores—rounds out this deeply personal and completely delicious collection. The 98 homey recipes in this book will soon become annual favorites for your family too, including:
Maple Pecan Cookies
Root Beer Pulled Pork
Maple, Fennel, Sausage and Cheddar Meatballs
“I’ve been a little uneasy about Christmas for a long time and now I shall stop. ‘A festival of debauchery’. I like that idea. A big party. Cut out the stuff you don’t enjoy. And a whole raft of stimulating recipes. And a good snowstorm. Wonderful——Garrison Keillor
If you are not ready for the Christmas season, you are sure to be after reading Ellen Stimson's new book, "An Old Fashioned Christmas: Sweet Traditions for Hearth and Home."
Oh my goodness, this is one yummy book! Not only does Stimson share beloved family recipes that are to die for, she also includes charming stories about her family's holiday traditions. And the photographs that are sprinkled throughout the book are just fantastic. While Stimson is from Vermont and the majority of her stories are based there, this is a Christmas book that can appeal to anyone anywhere who loves the holidays!
If you need a little boost to spark the Christmas magic for this year, then this is the book for you! I plan to keep this charmer out handy for the entire season! Thank you, Ellen Stimson, for putting the sparkle back into the season!
About Ellen StimsonEllen Stimson is a bread-and-butter homecook…possibly more butter than bread. Her table is usually overflowing with friends, family, and folks who have come just to listen to her stories. Some of those tales made it into her bestselling memoir, Mud Season. She cooks and writes from a farmhouse in Vermont.
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My thanks to TLC Book Tours for including me on this tour and to the publisher for providing the review copy of the book. I was not compensated for my opinion.