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Christmastime treats : recipes and crafts for the whole family
Perry, Sara.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
San Francisco : Chronicle Books, [1999]

Physical Description:
96 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 21 x 23 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Format :


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TX739.2.C45 P47 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Holiday
TX739.2.C45 P47 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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In the same winning format as the popular Halloween Treats, Christmastime Treats offers a magical array of recipes and craft projects for the whole family. Fun decorations such as Little Keepsake Ornaments and a Starry Night Luminaria help little ones and grownups get in the spirit of things, while Advent Surprises and a Kissing Bouquet put a new twist on traditional holiday customs. Here are recipes for scrumptious treats like Snow White Bunnies and Hot Chocolate Heaven, plus menus for an array of holiday meals. With Christmastime Treats, families can create new holiday traditions and memories to last for many Christmastimes to come.

Author Notes

Sara Perry is the author of three other books in the "Treats" series. She lives in Oregon, where she writes for the "Portland Oregonian".

(Bowker Author Biography)

Table of Contents

Merry Christmas!p. 8
Tips for cooking with kidsp. 10
Tips for crafting with kidsp. 11
Ornaments and decorations
Doorknob friendsp. 14
Feliz navidad in foil and glitterp. 17
Wish-upon-a-silver-star ornamentsp. 17
Frosty the snowman snowdomep. 18
Little keepsake ornamentsp. 21
Sterling remindersp. 21
Easy decoupage christmas ballsp. 23
Happy hands tree skirtp. 24
Vital statisticsp. 25
Let-it-snow snowmenp. 25
Herbal garden wreathp. 26
A string quartetp. 28
Tie-dyed snowflake friezep. 28
Pasta play garlandp. 28
Marvelous magazine garlandp. 29
Beads-if-you-please ornamentsp. 29
The magic fireplacep. 30
Moon and star ice lightp. 31
A candy land housep. 33
Kissing bouquetp. 35
Kiss-me-quick nosegayp. 35
All-i-want-for-christmas wish boxp. 36
White christmas snowp. 37
"Hey mom, it just snowed on our christmas tree"p. 37
Gifts, cards, and wrapping paper
Wish-upon-a-star gift bagp. 40
A starry night luminariap. 41
Christmas tree gift bagp. 41
A noteworthy galleryp. 42
Advent surprisesp. 43
Happy hands gift wrapp. 44
Construction paper greeting cardsp. 46
Clearly cool gift bagsp. 49
It's a wrapp. 49
Treats and holiday cheer
Magic forest yule log cakep. 52
Chocolate leavesp. 54
Snow white bunnies or chocolate brown bearsp. 55
Individual baked alaskasp. 59
Baked californiap. 60
Baked new englandp. 60
Heavenly hot chocolate in a hurryp. 61
Hot chocolate mixp. 61
Sugar 'n' spice coconut snowballsp. 62
Peppermint puffsp. 62
Christmastime chaip. 64
White chocolate--peppermint swizzle sticksp. 66
Spiced cranberry-apple ciderp. 69
Happy hands punchp. 69
Santa's midnight sleigh mixp. 70
Menus and recipes
Build-your-own minestrone soupp. 74
Christmas eve menup. 75
Romaine ribbons with parmesan-lemon vinaigrettep. 76
Toasted garlic bread batonsp. 78
All-i-want-for-christmas gingerbreadp. 79
Hard saucep. 80
Whipped cinnamon creamp. 80
Lemon candy-crunch ice creamp. 81
Peppercorn winter fruit compote with port and lemon zestp. 82
Christmas breakfast menup. 85
Gifts-from-the-griddle pancakesp. 85
Griddle cake mixp. 86
Jamberry maple syrupp. 86
Winter fruit salad with honey-lime dressingp. 87
Christmas tree orange rollsp. 88
Christmas day dinner menup. 89
Prime rib roastp. 89
Nanny's best popoversp. 91
Gruyere-horseradish popoversp. 91
Sauteed spinach with balsamic vinegarp. 92
Herbed cherry tomatoesp. 93
Poached pears with orange sauce and mascarponep. 95
Indexp. 96