Monday, November 4, 2013

Pioneering Today-A Homemade Christmas - eBook Review

I was recently given the opportunity to take a peek at the new eBook by Melissa K. Norris, Pioneering Today-A Homemade Christmas.  What a wonderful treasure-trove of from-scratch recipes, holiday decorating ideas, and DIY gifts, not to mention tidbits from the heart of Melissa and what she loves about Christmas.  Plus, she enjoys vintage-y things... a girl after my own heart!

About the Author

Melissa K. Norris, author of Pioneering Today, creates new traditions from old-time customs, preserving a lost heritage for her readers. Melissa is a newspaper columnist, award-winning blogger, and radio show host. She teaches traditional bread making classes, canning, and heirloom gardening workshops. When she’s not writing, Melissa can be found digging in the garden, playing with flour and sugar, and inspiring her pioneer roots.

About the Book

In Pioneering Today-A Homemade Christmas, Melissa offers inspiration for getting back to the true meaning of Christmas, tips for homemade baked goods when you're stretched for time, tutorials for homemade, affordable gifts people will use and like, and ideas for giving the gift of yourself to your loved ones with special planned activities. With over 36 recipes, homemade gift and décor ideas, she shows you how to experience a simple Christmas with the joy it was meant to have.

What I'm Making

On my agenda this evening is to make her Flaky Pastry Dough.  It sounds divine and I've been looking for a good, flaky pie crust.  I still have orchard apples to use up and I'll either make an apple pie, or a few apple hand-pies.  I've tried myriad crust recipes, and I've been disappointed every time. So I'm excited to try Melissa's - she makes it sound so easy and delicious.  It would have been ideal to have already made it so I could tell you how beautifully it came out, but alas, ample time always evades me and I didn't get to it this weekend.  I don't want to delay in sharing Melissa's book with you, though, as there are three great ways you can get your hands on it, one of which expires tonight. So....  I'm not waiting till the crust is done (but I will come back with accolades, I'm sure!).

There are many other things I'm eager to try, as well... such as her Chocolate Cinnamon Rolls, Cranberry Orange Glazed Cookies, Garlic Herb Oil, and the White Velvet Sugar Cookies. Mmmm!  She also has provided numerous sugar scrub recipes for gift-giving that I want to make; a tutorial for customized tea towels and homemade decorating ideas like the sparkle branches and pinecone bouquet. 

This eBook is busting at the seems with all things good and here's how you can get a copy of your own.

It's a part of this terrific bundle which ends tonight (Monday, November 4th)!


It's part of this Christmas-y bundle which ends next week (Monday, November 11th), 5 eBooks for $7.40!

Or you can get it on it's own, apart from a bundle sale, for just $2.99.  Click here to view more details and to Buy Now 

I know you won't be disappointed and, like me, you'll keep going back to it for ideas and inspiration.

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