Writing and Baking

I love the Holidays!  I love the music, the cheer, the friends, the family, the caroling, the Church services, but mostly I love the baking!  My sister and I traditionally have a baking weekend where we bake a dozen different kinds of cookies and breads!  Oh, the wonderful smell of cinnamon and nutmeg.  The scent of yeast rising and baking bread.  We’d make chocolate peppermint cookies, sugar cookies, peanut butter kiss cookies, ginger snap cookies, and cranberry cookies; we’d make pumpkin bread, zucchini bread, banana nut bread, and cranberry bread!  These the aromas of Thanksgiving and Christmas.

I cannot take credit for the cranberry cookies or bread.  Though it has become a family tradition and almost everyone knows my family because of these wonderful treats all the credit most go to Wendy and Harry Devlin, the authors and illustrators of Cranberry Thanksgiving & Cranberry Christmas.  These wonderful children’s stories were not only great fun to read but they had recipes in the back of each book to make the cranberry dish that was featured in the story.

Who knew that reading could taste so good!  Read a book and bake your favorite treat.  Hey, maybe you’ll be inspired to write a best seller!

Happy reading!

Happy baking!

PS: I’d share the recipes but they are copyrighted! So go out there and find the books and enjoy the amazingness of cranberries in baked goods!

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About LizzyBeth

There is a Story inside of me that I must give a voice. I write so that imagination can take me to Faerie and I can catch a glimpse of the Otherworld and hopefully so will you.

Posted on December 9, 2011, in Children's Literature, Holidays, Lantern Hollow Press Authors, Rachel Burkholder, Recipes and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. I made a caramel apple pie yesterday. The kitchen smelled like Christmas!

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