Holiday Fun For Foodies

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It's the holiday season! As we continue to stay home and be safe, we can still enjoy this magical time of year. Holidays are a feast for our senses: the smell of a fresh pine tree decorated with all the trimmings, tasting a warm cup of cocoa with melty marshmallows, wrapping the softness of a warm scarf around your neck as you take a morning walk, watching a favorite holiday movie or listening to festive music. But most of all, the holidays bring families together. One of the ways families and friends deepen their bond is by preparing and enjoying a meal together. Food is the centerpiece of so many holiday traditions. The experience of tasting and smelling food, as well as its texture, creates connections in our memories of the moment. It becomes part of our past and our present. So what food memories will you make in the future? We have some fun holiday ideas for foodies while staying safe at home for the holidays!

Christmas Tree Cone Food Craft

Christmas Tree Food Craft

This is an easy, edible, family-friendly food craft for all ages and abilities! 

Here's the ingredients you need for a Christmas Tree Cone:

  • Ice Cream Sugar Cones
  • Green Frosting
  • Green Sugar Sprinkles
  • Red Candy M&Ms or Cinnamon Imperials 

Spread out wax paper on a flat surface. Set your cones upright and use a butter knife or a spatula to spread the green frosting all over the outside of the cone. Once the cone is completely covered in frosting, hold it over a bowl and shake green sprinkles over it. This gives your tree cone a sparkly look! Place your cones upright on the wax paper to add red candies. These Christmas Tree Cones are versatile and can be used to decorate cupcakes, as cake toppers, or around gingerbread houses! Don't forget to admire your creation before eating them up! 

Christmas Books For Foodies

Christmas with Southern Living 2020 brings a festive new lineup of creative ways to decorate, entertain, and make gifts for the holidays. Inspired menus and decor ideas, along with more than 100 brand-new recipes crafted by the professionals of the South's Most Trusted Kitchen, ensure entertaining success for celebrations large and small. Also included are dozens of kitchen tips and make-ahead ideas to take the pressure off the host, plus a special gifts-from-the-kitchen section with recipes for treats to wrap and share. Over 200 photographs add dazzle, presenting unique holiday decorations, table settings, wreaths, trees, centerpieces, and mantels. Christmas with Southern Living 2020 is the go-to resource for everything you need to make your holiday memorable and spectacular.

This stunning book invites readers to an exclusive inside look at the making of everyone's favorite holiday classics with secrets from the stars, screenwriters, set designers, costume designers, and directors who create the movie magic. Featuring the network's top leading ladies and gentlemen--Candace Cameron Bure, Lacey Chabert, Kristin Chenoweth, Debbie Matenopoulos, Cameron Mathison, Chris McNally, Danica McKellar, Christina Milian, Tamera Mowry-Housley, Jodie Sweetin, Holly Robinson Peete, Alexa and Carlos PenaVega, and many others--this ultimate deck-the-halls guide shares their personal holiday recipes, favorite ideas for Christmas decorating and gift giving, as well as ways to savor and share the true meaning of the holidays.

'Tis the season for cozy comforts, delicious holiday treats, and having a good cry while watching your favorite Christmas movies! The Cozy Christmas Movie Cookbook​: Mouthwatering Food to Enjoy During Your Favorite Holiday Films brings you 100 recipes inspired by America's most adored Christmas films, from Northpole to The Christmas Train, A Royal Christmas,  and many more! Give the gift of seasonal fun to the holiday film-lover in your life, or enjoy the dozens of recipes--from snacks and small bites, to Christmas cookies and cakes, to warming drinks and cocktails, with a recommended film to watch with each--while curled up next to your Christmas tree, in the seasonal glow of your own home.

More than 350 recipes, easy crafts, decorating ideas, yuletide hints and kitchen timesavers help you turn homemade holidays into lifelong memories. Tempting appetizers, savory main courses, delicious sides, golden breads and impressive desserts offer everything you need to create a stunning holiday spread. Six complete Christmas dinner menus range from formal and elegant to cozy and intimate, and a chapter devoted to party planning is your guide to turning your home into a hub of holiday cheer. Buttery cookies made for sharing, sweet candies and confections, even delightful food gifts perfect for teachers, neighbors and anyone on your Christmas list--they're all here. This year, promise to make your season merry and bright with the brand-new.

This cookbook mixes memoir and lifestyle into a creative cookbook, showing how food communicates love and is a way to connect and share family traditions. The authors are the bloggers behind which has 11 million hits a month, connecting with a wide spectrum of readers who relate to the sisters, each at a different stage of their lives from college-bound to raising active families. In this book the Six Sisters share their stories and expertise for making a memorable holiday season with practical tips, delicious recipes and great ideas as we share with them and their families the traditions and joys of Christmas. Includes recipes, projects, and ideas along with full-color photographs and easy-to-follow instructions.

Christmas Cookie

CreativeBug for Christmas Foodies

CreativeBug is a library database that is fun and engaging for those who love arts and crafts. But you can learn how to bake Christmas cookies from scratch too! Learn from professional instructors how to expertly decorate holiday cookies, cakes and gingerbread houses. A Canton library card is required to access. 

Christmas DVD for Foodies

Lucy Worsley recreates how Christmas was celebrated during the age of Henry VIII, eating, drinking, singing, dancing and partying as people did 500 years ago. On each of the traditional twelve days of Christmas, Lucy reveals a different aspect of the festivities, uncovering fresh insights into the Tudor mind and casting a captivating new light on Christmas itself.

Hoopla for Christmas Foodies

A Sweet Christmas Romance

Do you like to snack while watching movies? Hoopla has a treat for you! A Sweet Christmas Romance is a Lifetime movie about a food stylist Holly and a baking contest in her hometown. When she returns home for Christmas, she learns that Loretta, the elderly owner of her favorite childhood bakery, is retiring & has started a contest to give the bakery to whomever can recreate her famous 12 Days of Christmas recipes. Holly enters, as does a local baker named Brad and the two adversaries end up cooking up something special together for the holidays.

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