Carrie Brownis the author of seven novels and a collection of short stories. She has received many honors for her work, including a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship, the Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Award, the Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize, the Great Lakes Book Award, and the Annual Library of Virginia Literary Award (twice). Her short fiction and essays have appeared in many literary journals. She and her husband, the novelist John Gregory Brown, live in Massachusetts, where they teach at Deerfield Academy.
Carrie Brown currently resides in Sweet Briar, in the state of Virginia. Carrie Brown was born in 1959.
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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.