Cook book

Sun
29
Nov
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Deck the Hall

Did you know that your Christmas tree can look smaller or larger depending on how you decorate it? Or that the color of your Santa Claus can change from orange to dark red depending on where you place him? Have you ever bought a gorgeous Christmas decoration and brought it home just to realize that it didn’t look good as it did in the store?

That’s what this book is all about, making the most of your Christmas decorations. Learn how color, texture and shape helps make your Christmas decorations as stunning as they can be. Or worst case scenario; makes them disappear. Learn how simultaneous contrast make your golden ornaments look orange or how you can manipulate the perspective of a display to make it magical.

Let’s indulge in Christmas decorations. In this book, best-selling-author Catherine Lind shows you her decorating tips to help you transform your home for the holidays. “This book is not about taste in decorations or color,” says Catherine.

Sat
29
Nov
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Christmas Magic

Let me show you my Christmas. Make yourself a cup of hot chocolate, sit down at my kitchen table and let me tell you why I love Christmas, how it has influenced me and what it means to me.

Christmas Magic includes more than two dozen of holiday recipes, all beautifully illustrated with large full-color photographs and step-by-step instructions. It will give you plenty of Christmas inspirations and joy. This is the kind of book I would like to read; I haven´t found one, so I decided to write it instead.

It’s a cookbook, but it’s more than a cookbook. This is a book about Christmas decorations and traditions, it is also a story book. It tells you about Christmas; it helps you discover different holiday traditions and wonderful stories about what Christmas is for me.

Sun
23
Nov
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It’s finally out!

Christmas Magic, the first book in a series called The Ultimate Christmas Handbook, is finally out. It’s for sale on Amazon for $4.99 and you can also find it in the Kindle lending library.

This is a book about Christmas traditions, how we form them and how they influence us. The book has over two dozen holiday recipes, all beautifully illustrated with large full-color photographs and step-by-step instructions.

There are also a series of short stories; some of them will tell you different things about Christmas, others are Christmas inspired stories about our Christmas traditions and how they evolved into what they are today. Hopefully you will enjoy reading Christmas Magic as much as I have enjoyed writing it.

Tue
11
Nov
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Let me show you my Christmas

I have always missed a certain kind of Christmas book, the type of book where you find a mix of stories, recipes and facts about Christmas. That’s why I decided to write The Ultimate Christmas Handbook series.

At least for me, recipes are closely connected to memories and that is the foundation that this book series sits on. The order of recipes are logical to me, they are not divided into food, cookies and candy. Instead I start with a story and add the recipes that are important to me because of that story.

I hope you will like them and enjoy them as much as I do.

Wed
22
Oct
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The last barbecue of the year.

One more picture from my new cookbook that will be out the week before Thanksgiving. The weather is getting cold, but that didn’t stop me from doing a nice barbeque yesterday and of course I need a picture.

My husband claims that most food we eat right now goes cold before we can dig into it, since it has to be photographed. I don’t like food to go to waste so we have eaten everything I made for Christmas Magic, though sometimes a little colder that intended.

It’s not easy to take pictures of food, especially when it smells delicious and the smell spreads out into the house. If you’re not hungry before, you will be after a few minutes starring at a plate through a camera.

Fri
10
Oct
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I'm baking and decorating

Today I spent the entire day baking Christmas cookies, one of my favorite things to do. It’s for the Christmas Magic cookbook.

Even if it’s recipes I used for many years, I wanted to make them one extra time, just to be sure that they work as they should. Then of course my husband needs to take pictures of them, there is nothing as dull as a cookbook without pictures. 

It’s so relaxing to just sit down at the kitchen table, bring out all the different sprinkles, chocolate and other cookie decorations and just go to town and decorate, decorate and decorate.

Tue
07
Oct
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Our dinner

Right know I’m working on a Christmas cook book, the first book in a new series called “The Ultimate Christmas Handbook.”

The first book is called Christmas Magic and is all about Christmas traditions and where they come from. This is just a small sneak peek at one of the pictures in the book.

This is what we ate for dinner tonight, a fried beef with cranberry jelly on a salad. Delicious if I may say so myself.

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