I love Martha Stewart Magazine so of course I ordered her books. The book is full of pictures of cakes and cookies and the pictures of decorations is almost a "how to" format. The first time I went through the book, I almost cried because I couldn't find the recipes. I finally found them in the back with no corresponding pictures so now I'm lost. The chapters don't seem to have any particular order either.
The content is right what I would expect from of Martha Stewart, classic yet innovative but if I had paid money for this book, I would have felt cheated.
If the words classic Christmas make images of Christmas cactus, fruitcake, and roast turkey dance in your head, then Classic Crafts and Recipes for the Holidays will make all of your yuletide dreams come true.
Arranged in ten chapters with such names as Cranberries, Nuts, Citrus, Leaves, and Pinecones, this festive compendium of holiday ideas and recipes is certain to show you how to make every Christmas one to remember. In Winter Berries, berries are used to make wreaths, garlands, and centerpieces. In its own chapter, fruitcake has been reinterpreted so it will never run the risk of being left uneaten. Leaves shows how to make keepsake gifts out of embossed leaves and cards, and throughout the book there are clever packaging and wrapping ideas to suit every taste and budget.