Carrie Brown is the author of The New Christmas Tree and the owner of the acclaimed Jimtown Store in Sonoma County s Alexander Valley.She has celebrated every December for the past 23 years by decorating uncommon Christmas trees for the store, her home, and her clients. Feature articles on Carrie s decorating style and recipes have appeared in Martha Stewart Living, House Beautiful, Better Homes & Gardens, Good Housekeeping, Food & Wine, Country Home, and Sunset. Her kitchen design and store were featured on Food Network s Ultimate Kitchens and HGTV s Country at Home. She is the co-author of TheJimtown Store Cookbook (HarperCollins, 2002) and frequently works as a stylist for books, print, and other media."
Carrie Brown currently resides in Sweet Briar, in the state of Virginia. Carrie Brown was born in 1959.
Reviews - What do customers think about Dessert Lover's Cookbook?
Great gift for teachers... Oct 21, 2008
"Great gift for teachers" The only reason that I did not give this book a 5 is that the pages are not laminated and the type of binding causes you to have to hold the pages down (I use canned goods to hold my pages down while I bake).
Otherwise, this is a great cook book. The recipes are simple and festive. Most require few ingredients. Many of the recipes are for typical Christmas foods, such as eggnog ice-cream, cranberry cake, and pretzel wreath. Other recipes are included that I never before thought of as being festive, such as monkey bread, cheesecake cookies, cinnamon-sugar butter cookies.
These are recipes that the kids can help with. What better time to get them excited about baking than Christmas time? My children's teachers are getting this book as a gift for the holidays. We recommend it.