Friday, December 4, 2015

On The 5th Day Of Christmas My Mother Gave To Me - A Cookbook Filled With Recipes

12 Days of Christmas cookbook
 I love cooking and baking for my family, especially during the holiday season! I love creating my own recipes but it's also fun (and easier) to follow some great recipes already created by other chefs. If i'm in a pinch to come up with a delicious meal, I know I can count on Taste of Home to give me endless recipes to choose from and I can start by selecting from the over 450 recipes in their new cookbook, Taste of Home Holidays & Celebrations, which I received at no cost to facilitate this feature. Read on a little further to find two adorably sweet recipes, perfect for entertaining guests at your upcoming holiday party! PLUS find a GIVEAWAY for your chance to win this cookbook for yourself!

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12 Days cookbook

  There's always time to eat, drink, and be merry with Taste of Home Holidays & Celebrations at your fingertips! That's because it features 467 recipes worth sharing at backyard barbecues and tailgate picnics as well as Halloween parties and Christmas buffets. Divided into the four seasons, this amazing collection features recipes, menu ideas, tips and reviews for more than 25 parties, holidays and occasions throughout the year. From Valentine's Day specialties to New Year's Eve party starters, Holidays & Celebrations has you covered! Best of all, these recipes come from family cooks - just like you. These are the tried-and-true dishes they prepare for the holidays at their homes, and now they're sharing their secrets with you. The Taste of Home Test Kitchen tests and approves each recipe, so you can take comfort knowing everything will turn out perfectly for your own celebration. With Holidays & Celebrations you have all the recipes you need to make any day worth celebrating!  - Taste of Home

Peppermint S'more Tassies Recipe

cookbook 1

I love baking up my Christmas cookies and holiday treats weeks ahead of time and freezing a batch of each kind - that way, when guests come over, I've already got a holiday treat spread ready to go! These Peppermint S'more Tassies are prefect "make ahead" treats that I'm adding to my baking list!

Recipes For Celebrating All Year Long!

Spring - Surprise the family on Cinco de Mayo with the full-flavored dinner specialties in this section. Easter and Mother's Day as well as baby and wedding showers are also delightful ways to enjoy the flavors of the season. If you simply can't wait to fire up the grill, check out the graduation and Memorial Day chapters found in the Spring section of this cookbook! -Taste of Home

  Summer - Celebrating summer with a crowd? See the recipes for block parties, family reunions, and poolside snacks and beverages. You can also sizzle up a winner with the dishes in the Father's Day section, and impress the gang with the red-white-and-blue delights in the July Fourth area. - Taste of Home

Autumn - Fall is perfect for comfort foods. Pack a few picnic favorites from the tailgate chapter or bake up some goodness with the sweet treats in the bake sale section. This book wouldn't be complete without a few Halloween bites! Prepare spooky nibbles for big and little goblins alike. If you host Thanksgiving, you'll want to turn to the autumn area for sure. You'll find a grand Turkey Day feast, recipes that use up leftovers and so much more, each just perfect for this heartwarming time of year. - Taste of Home

  Winter If visions of sugarplums dance in your head, consider the Christmas cookie chapter found in this section. You'll discover menus for holiday buffets, appetizer spreads, Christmas dinner, gifts from the kitchen and all your merry get-togethers. Close out the year with a breathtaking New Year's spread that promises to introduce a few new standbys to your home. - Taste of Home

cookbook 2 These are so festive - I can't wait to make them for New Years! I'm thinking these will also make the perfect treats for the holiday parties at my kids schools!    

There are so many thing that I love about this cookbook with everything from dishes to make for large gatherings and intimate get-togethers, to the perfect menu items for specific celebrations all year long, I can't think of anything that Taste of Home missed! I think one of my favorite aspects about this cookbook (aside from the amazing pictures which make me want to try EVERY dish), is that this edition features At-a-Glance icons which help me to know which recipe is just the one I'm looking for. Recipes may feature different icons like "Slow Cooker" which lets you know that's the recipe you'll want to use if you're looking for easy crock pot recipes. Look for the "5 Ingredient" icon to prepare simple meals with just a handful of items or the "Freeze It" icon if you are looking for meals you can prepare ahead and warm up when the time is right.

This cookbook also features 118 recipes that can be prepared and served in 30 minutes or less - perfect for busy Mom's and Dad's who are looking to put home-cooked meals on the table every night! Taste of Home always has new recipes, tried-and-true-recipes, tips, as well as perfect gift items like magazine subscriptions, cookbooks, and more on their website.

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  12 Days cookbook giveaway

 One lucky reader will WIN a Taste of Home Holidays & Celebrations cookbook! The giveaway will end December 19th, 2015 at 11:59pm. Open to residents of the US only and must be 18 years old to enter. Enter using the Giveaway Tools entry form below

  Disclosure: I was sent the items listed above at no cost to facilitate this review. Prize fulfillment is the responsibility of Finn Partners and not Our Southern Style or Thrifty Nifty Mommy. This giveaway is not associated with Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or Pinterest.


  1. Id love to make a Classic Key Lime Pie!! Its one of my favs!!

  2. I would like to try the triple chocolate cookie mix to give out as gifts.

  3. I would like to make the chocolate topped marshmallows sticks!

  4. I'd definitely try the marshmallow sticks....not only look delicious, but they're so pretty sitting out on display!

  5. I'd like to make the Winter Fantasy Snowflake Cupcakes.

  6. I would want to make these for people; Cinnamon Rolls

  7. I'd love to make the Peppermint Candy for our holiday gatherings!