Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Sweets For All Occasions

“For we believe that the sharing of food is akin to the sharing of one’s heart, and we can think of no better way to ‘be sweet’ to one another.”  … Co-author, Amy Lyles Wilson 

There are many ways to be sweet, especially during Advent and Christmas and this dessert “how-to”  shares great recipes for celebrating life and showing up with the perfect dessert (warning: the pictures will make you weak).  

Having a crowd for Sunday dinner? Consider making Strawberry Bread Pudding with Caramel Sauce (Chapter 1: Sip and See The Baby) for dessert. The ingredients are readily available, the directions are easy and straightforward. The recipe serves 8-10 people.  

There is a recipe for Christmas Peppermint Bark (Chapter 11: Holidays and Traditions), and for “The Ladies Who Lunch” (Chapter 3) there is a recipe for White Chocolate Soup with Brownies. 

There is something for everyone’s sweet tooth here, whether it’s Mary Beth Has A Bridal Shower (Chapter 10 - Be sure to read the accompanying story),  peach preserves for When Neighbors Give You Lemons (Chapter 8), or what to serve when Reverend Boydston Comes To Town. The Coconut Butter Crust (Chapter 1) sounds delicious, has just two ingredients and would be a great beginning for the gluten-free diet.

The authors have come together to bring you stories and sweets that you will long remember, or as co-author Patsy Caldwell says, “…they go together like peanut butter and chocolate.”

You Be Sweet, Sharing Your Heart One Down-Home Dessert At A Time
With recipes by Patsy Caldwell
Stories by Amy Lyles Wilson
Published by Thomas Nelson
This book was provided by Thomas Nelson, Inc. for review purposes. These words are my own.