Thursday, December 3, 2009

The Christmas Kitchen by Tammy Maltby

The Heart of the Home

Even in today's busy times, the kitchen is the heart of the home. Author Tammy Maltby believes the true meaning of Christmas is realized when families gather to share activities that make Christmas "the most wonderful time of the year." More than any other holiday, Christmas is when family and friends gather for a cup of hot chocolate, fresh-baked cookies, and lots of laughter.

Look inside this holiday treasure for:

- Easy-to-do holiday recipes
- Hints for new traditions
- Personal gift ideas
- Kid-friendly activities
- Simple decorating tips

The Christmas Kitchen is more than a recipe book, it's a book designed to help you enjoy the holiday season, not be burdened by it. Take a few minutes each day to browse these pages for the help you've been looking for.

Merry Christmas and may your kitchen be filled, first, with the sweet aroma of love, and then with the spices of the season.

My Review:
Thank you to Simon & Schuster for sending me a copy of this collection of all things Christmas.

Although small in size, 7.1 x 7.1 x 0.5 inches with 132 pages, it's chock full of ideas that will inspire the reader to enjoy the real meaning of Christmas. The author encourages the reader "to let go of perfection." (sigh) Finally, an authority gives permission to the homemaker to relax and enjoy the holiday.

And now, the first chapter:

Press this picture to browse inside the entire book: