Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol: A Book-to-Table Classic by Charles Dickens – Review

Charles Dickens's a Christmas Carol: A Book-To-Table ClassicCharles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol: A Book-to-Table Classic by Charles Dickens  – Published October 16th, 2018 by Puffin Books

Puffin Plated A Book-to-Table Reading Experience.

A deluxe, full-color hardback edition of the perennial Christmas classic featuring a selection of recipes for your holiday table from Giada de Laurentiis, Ina Garten, Martha Stewart, and Trisha Yearwood! Continue reading

The Christmas Star: Christmas Hope #9 by Donna VanLiere – Review

37638159The Christmas Star: Christmas Hope #9 by Donna VanLiere – publication date of October 16th, 2018 by St. Martin’s Press

From the New York Times, bestselling author of The Christmas Hope series comes another heartwarming, inspirational story for the holidays.

Thirty-two-year-old Amy Denison volunteers at Glory’s Place, an after school program where she meets seven-year-old Maddie, a precocious young girl who has spent her childhood in foster care. Unbeknownst to Amy, Maddie is a mini-matchmaker, with her eye on just the right man for Amy at Grandon Elementary School, where she is a student. Amy is hesitant – she’s been hurt before, and isn’t sure she’s ready to lose her heart again – but an unexpected surprise makes her reconsider her lonely lifestyle. Continue reading

The Christmas Star: Christmas Hope #9 by Donna VanLiere – Review

37638159The Christmas Star: Christmas Hope #9 by Donna VanLiere – publication date of October 16th, 2018 by St. Martin’s Press

From the New York Times, bestselling author of The Christmas Hope series comes another heartwarming, inspirational story for the holidays.

Thirty-two-year-old Amy Denison volunteers at Glory’s Place, an after school program where she meets seven-year-old Maddie, a precocious young girl who has spent her childhood in foster care. Unbeknownst to Amy, Maddie is a mini-matchmaker, with her eye on just the right man for Amy at Grandon Elementary School, where she is a student. Amy is hesitant – she’s been hurt before, and isn’t sure she’s ready to lose her heart again – but an unexpected surprise makes her reconsider her lonely lifestyle. Continue reading

Orange Glazed Sweet Potatoes

sweet-potato

  • 5 medium sweet potatoes
  • ½ cup orange juice concentrate
  • ¼ cup water
  • ½ cup butter
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon ginger
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon

Bake sweet potatoes on a 400 degree F oven until they can be pierced with a fork. Coo, peel and cut into 1 inch pieces. Place cooked potatoes in a 2 quart covered baking dish. Combine orange juice, butter, brown sugar and spices in a small saucepan. Cook over medium-low heat until sugar and butter are melted: pour over potatoes. Bake covered at 350 degrees F for about 30 minutes. Remove cover and bake another 10 minutes.