*Starred Review* Like its namesake magazine, this compilation is packed full of ideas, in its colorful room-setting photographs; in the "bright ideas" bubbles that float through its pages; in 80-plus new and familiar recipes; and in dozens of DIY projects (some explained in detail, others encompassed in short blurbs). The holidays are, of course, the prime season for publications to display their creative wares. Regardless of whether this represents a recycling of past Country Living issues, even those readers who are cramped for time will find at least one holiday how-to to easily adopt. It could be as simple as swapping metallic ornaments for apples and bananas in a fruit bowl or upcycling part of an old sweater into a throw cushion. Among the standout, more time-intensive offerings are a patchwork tree skirt, moldable foam stamps, and an upholstered pouf. For lookie-loos as well as those handypersons who excel in decorating, gifting, and baking for the holidays. Copyright 2018 Booklist Reviews.
The popular country lifestyle magazine offers 200 ideas for decking the halls and feasting during the holidays, including table settings, wreaths and no-sew stockings and recipes like Turkey Roulade with Sausage-Cornbread Filling, Brown Butter Mashed Potatoes and Red Velvet Snowballs.Review by Publisher Summary 2
Shares Christmas decorating ideas, recipes, and crafts, including table settings, wreaths, tree decorations, no-sew stockings, and recipes for everything from fried turkey to Christmas candy cupcakes.Review by Publisher Summary 3
Country Living knows how to make Christmas memorable, and that&;s why this spectacular book will become your new go-to resource every year. It&;s filled with more than 200 fun and easy decorating ideas, recipes, and crafts, plus tips and stunning photos of Christmas projects, table settings, trees, and gourmet-worthy main entrees from Turkey Roulade with Sausage-Cornbread Filling to sweet treats like Red Velvet Snowballs.Review by Publisher Summary 4
Have yourself a merry little Country Living Christmas with this gorgeous guide to decorating, cooking, and celebrating the best holiday ever! Country Living knows how to make Christmas memorable, and that&;s why this spectacular book will become your new go-to resource every year. It&;s filled with more than 200 beautiful decorating ideas, recipes, and crafts, plus tips galore. Stunning photos show festive table settings; splendidly decorated trees; fun and easy Christmas projects, from wreaths to no-sew stockings; gifts from the kitchen; and gourmet-worthy recipes like Turkey Roulade with Sausage-Cornbread Filling, Brown Butter Mashed Potatoes, Slow-Cooker Apple Cider, and sweet treats like Red Velvet Snowballs and Chocolate & Cranberry Fudge.