Blog Tour Review: Christmas Desserts by Laura Powell


ebook - Christmas Desserts: Sweets of the SeasonChristmas Desserts:
Sweets of the Season
by Laura Powell
Christmas, Food
Paperback32 Pages
September 1st 2014 by Cedar Fort


Sweeten up your holidays with Christmas Desserts! With this delicious collection of 20 seasonal recipes, you’ll enjoy treats like Gingerbread Cheesecake Squares, Chewy Popcorn Balls, Eggnog Cookies, and more! Not only does this affordable, full-color pamphlet make the perfect gift for neighbors, coworkers, and friends, but these festively flavored recipes will soon become family favorites.

My Review

This was a cute little book. It's basically a compilation of twenty treats for the holiday season. Some of the most tempting, at least to me, were the Fall Truffles (basically truffles with pumpkin filing - yum!), Chocolate Peppermint Twist Cupcakes (these simply look divine), Pumpkin Cupcakes with Biscoff Buttercream, Dulce de Leche Filled Pumpkin Cupcakes, and Red Velvet Crepes (these crepes are filled with cream cheese mousse with raspberry sauce). There were also some easy fudge recipes and I definitely crave fudge during the holidays. The ingredients and instructions are simple, and include accompanying pictures (except for a few that do not). Christmas Desserts would be a perfect gift, for some quick ideas for treat plates, or for desserts to make for the holidays.

Source: From the publisher, which did not affect my review in any way.

About the Author
Laura Powell grew up in the Salt Lake Valley. She gained a passion for cooking from her mother and created her own recipe book as a young girl along with participating in a summer cooking program through the Deseret News. She began her blog,, in April of 2008 as a way to showcase her passion for cooking. Since then has turned into her own small business. Laura continues to reside in Utah with her husband and 3 children.


  1. Wow...looks like you've got a lot going on! I love the cover and title for Coral and Bone. Sounds so interesting! Hope you have a great week!

    Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know

  2. Grace Fonseca11/16/14, 8:26 AM

    The Nighthouse sounds and looks so creepy indeed. It sounds like such a good read. Your other books look interesting. You have had a very busy week indeed.

    Grace @ Books of Love

  3. I'm taking part in Blog Ahead as well, and I know how you're feeling! The first week went so well, but this week... erm, not so much :( Right now, I'll be happy if I can get whatever posts I can manage to complete scheduled in advance! Enjoy all your new books, and have a great week :)

  4. So many great books this week! The Matchmaker and Becoming Beauty sound really fun and The Nighthouse looks seriously creepy. Good luck with Blog Ahead! Have a great week!

  5. Cali Willette11/16/14, 12:00 PM

    Those desserts sound so good!! <3

  6. Heather Poindexter11/16/14, 12:24 PM

    I think it might be fun.

  7. I may need that braiding book because I suck at braids. I can do the basic braid but when you throw french, fish and whatever else kinda braids there is out there, into the mix... I'm a hot mess.
    Kristin @ Book Sniffers Anonymous

  8. As long as it's a cute and nice snowman, right? :)

  9. I was sold at eggnog cookies! :)

  10. Lol! It's a fun and cute little book.

  11. Pretty busy week you had and amazing books! ♥

    Here's mine:

  12. Thanks! This week is a little less busy, so hopefully I can get some other stuff in. :)

  13. Coral & Bone has been on my tbr for a while, so I was happy to see it come up on NG. Hopefully it'll be good.

  14. I read an excerpt and it was creepy. I don't normally do horror, but this story sounds intriguing and so I'm hoping I'll really like it.

  15. That's kind of where I am too. If I get 20, I'll be stoked!

  16. I've always struggled with some of them. I totally get the fish braid now and I'm so happy about that! :)

  17. Oh, oh, oh! THANK YOU for telling me about the possibility of more stories in this world. That does make me feel better!

  18. Looking forward to some of your awesome (as usual) reviews this week, Tressa. Looks like you have some good ones coming. :) PS; I CANNOT wait to read 'How to Catch a Prince' either. Eep... it looks wonderful.

  19. Wow so many pretty covers! A couple of those are on my tbr pile. And for Blog Ahead. You're doing great! Slow's not a bad thing :)

  20. I won a physical ARC of How to Catch a Prince and I'm dying to read it! I'll let you know... ;)

  21. Thanks for stopping by again! I'm planning on getting the last five of my posts finished today and then work on additional posts. Hopefully I'll get there.


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