Sunday, January 20, 2013

Remembering Christmas

Before the year starts passing by any faster, I wanted to add these pictures of Millie opening up her Christmas presents from last month.  We opened a few presents on Christmas Eve and then even more were delivered by Santa the next morning. Here is Millie so happy to discover her very own Elf on the Shelf book.
And of course, it is always so exciting to get new clothes!
New books, too!
This year Santa granted Millie's wish and delivered an American girl doll. 
Hope our friends and families had a wonderful Christmas and we can't wait to see what happens in 2013. 

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

You Be Sweet with recipes by Patsy Caldwell

This is a cookbook focusing on all things sweet and delicious. The first thing I noticed was the beautiful photographs of desserts scattered throughout the book. Patsy Caldwell takes some of her favorite Southern confections and creates a collection of recipes that you'll definitely want to make at home.
Not every recipe includes a photograph, but there are still plenty to keep you turning the pages. The book is divided into eleven chapters. Each chapter begins with personal stories that will warm your heart and give you background information on many of the recipes included. These were really fun to read.
If you love desserts, you need to read this cookbook. I found that I had most of the ingredients at home already. I am really excited to try things like, Doughnut Bread Pudding with vanilla sauce, pink lemonade cupcakes and the Peach coconut upside down cake. I also have a request from my daughter to make the Red Velvet cheesecake. I'm so happy to add this cookbook to my collection!
I received a complimentary copy of this book from Booksneeze review program. The opinions expressed are my own and I am not required to give a positive review.