Tuesday, December 5, 2023

Top Ten Tuesday: My Top Ten Christmas Cookbooks

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.    

One of our family's favorite things to do around the holidays is cook and bake. So for today's freebie, I am sharing my...

Top Ten Christmas Cookbooks

When all the kids were little, we had cookie exchanges here and at school for the teachers, so I found this book helpful. 

This is a great all around cookbook for all types of courses you might make around the holidays. It also includes slow cooker recipes and easy dinners for those busy December evenings. 

This one is my all-time favorite. When we used to host Christmas Eve parties, I turned to this book to make appetizers and desserts. It has a basic recipe for Tiropitakia, which are feta cheese triangles made with phyllo pastry. The wassail recipe I used for those parties came from this book. 

This is a book that is fun for the kids; even though I used it more than they ever did. It has an amazing New York, New York Super Crumb Cake that I used to gift the neighbors. 

I reviewed this book when it first came out. The recipes aren't overly complex, which is why I liked it back in 2008 when I was a busy mom putting on Christmas parties. 

The next five books are ones I would like to buy/try because of their topic or tie-in to something I already enjoy.

I love old-fashioned recipes and vintage decor. 

I wish I had seen this book when it was offered on NetGalley. I would have tried out some of these recipes for my review.

The Lil' Diva and I would enjoy this one.

The Lil' Diva and the Lil' Princess would enjoy throwing a themed December party with this one.

One of the things I enjoy about Amish novels is the recipes they include. I would love to try some of these recipes at Christmastime. 

What do you think of this list? Do you own any of these? Have you ever bought a cookbook with a book or movie tie-in? 


Lauren Stoolfire said...

These are all making me so hungry. Thanks for sharing!

Anne@HeadFullofBooks said...

I have a Christmas cookie book that went out of print sometime. When my daughters grew up and moved out they both bugged me to make photos of their favorites from the book. I decided to find them their own copies. Thank goodness for the thriving used book sales. I found them each their own, used copy. I wonder if your kids will do the same thing.

Pam said...

So many great-looking cookbooks! I hope you can find the newer ones to add to your collection.

Pam @ Read! Bake! Create!

BonnieReadsAndWrites said...

These all look good! I'm going to check out some of them, including the Harry Potter one. Here's my TTT: https://bonniereadsandwrites.com/2023/12/05/top-ten-tuesday-freebie-week/

Lydia said...

Ooh, these are making me hungry!

Here is my Top Ten Tuesday post.

Rebecca said...

The Vintage Christmas Cookbook looks fun.

Great list!

Emily said...

A great list! Looks like a lot of fun. Hopefully my son will get more into baking. He is 5 and loves his toy kitchen so 🤞🏻

Have a great week!

Emily @ Budget Tales Book Blog
My post:

Ronyell (a.k.a. Rabbitearsblog) said...

Oooh! Christmas cookbooks! I'm always interested in cookbooks! Great list!

Here’s my TTT


R's Rue said...

Now I want to buy Christmas cookbooks. Thank you for sharing.

Aymee said...

Okay, NOW we're talking! LOL I love to cook and bake, so this is the perfect post.

Deanna @ A Novel Glimpse said...

I think I might have that first one... I need to check my shelf and actually use it this year!

TheMoonPhoenix said...

I have the Harry Potter book, your dessert recipes look delicious, I want to try a couple

Aymee said...

Cheryl, I do still blog, although I have mostly abandoned my Blogger blogs (oops). I have a book blog over on Wordpress. Eventually, I'll get it together enough to post more regularly!

Cindy said...

Aw, this is so fun!! Great topic!

Cheryl Malandrinos said...

Thanks for letting me know, Aymee.

Thanks, Cindy. Hope you enjoyed the list.

iloveheartlandX said...

You've really made me want cookies now..... Ha ha in all seriousness, these all look great, your household must be very well fed!
My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2023/12/05/top-ten-tuesday-449/

Susan said...

These all look so fun, especially the HP and Nightmare Before Christmas ones! Enjoy all your holiday baking.

Happy TTT!

Leah’s Books said...

Wow, these all look like such interesting cookbooks! I love how you included what you like about them specifically underneath them. December is definitely the month when slow cooker meals start to really come in handy. And the ones at the bottom of the list seem so interesting! I want to come hang out at your house during the holiday season just for the yummy things you must cook and bake!