Festive Feasts by Jeni Potter Scott (Blog Tour Review & Giveaway)


Welcome to my tour stop for Festive Feasts by Jeni Potter Scott! With the holiday season approaching in a few months (depending on when your holiday season starts) this book was perfect to get me thinking ahead. Check out my full review below along with all the usual info and an ebook giveaway...

Festive Feasts
Meals and Moments from Halloween to Christmas
by Jeni Potter Scott
Paperback & ebook, 200 Pages
September 8, 2015 by Front Table Books


Tender prime rib, decadent cakes, and caramel popcorn that will have you licking the bowl-these holiday recipes are perfect for parties, neighbor gifts, and family gatherings. Jeni Scott has been featured by Woman’s Day, KSL Studio 5, and all over the Internet for her mouthwatering and easy-to-make holiday meals. So forget the fruitcake-these treats are so tasty you’ll want to start all-new traditions!


My Review

Festive Feasts is full of classic recipes, along with a few twists that focuses on three holidays: Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. Sections include appetizers, main dishes, sides, Thanksgiving leftovers, Christmas breakfast and brunch, desserts, and gifts from the kitchen. With pictures that accompany almost every recipe and recipes full of flavor as well as fun (in the case of Halloween and a few other recipes) Festive Feasts is a great book for those looking to find holiday menu ideas for the first time, to change up their normal fare, and just for some appetizing and delicious recipes to make any time of the year.

Caramel Apples

Including Halloween was a great addition that I haven't seen in holiday cookbooks before, one that was appreciated, and included some of the funnest recipes from this book. The Chocolate Pumpkin Spiderweb Tart was delicious and so very spookily festive. The Witch's Finger Sugar Cookies would be a riot at a Halloween party. The Caramel Apples were divine, full of gooey caramel and sweet tartness that our family thoroughly enjoyed and had some laughs over messy faces with. The Owl Cupcakes were super cute as well.

Roasted Butternut Soup

Moving into the Thanksgiving section, The Roasted Butternut Soup was delicious and perfect for the season. The Cranberry Glazed Turkey is now on my list to try this season and made my mouth water just looking at the picture. Aunt Lani's Yeast Rolls had a rich flavor and will be on my regular list of roll recipes. We will be trying Disney's Caramel Apple Pie (Copycat) and Chocolate Peanut Butter Dessert soon.

Mom's Homemade Utah Scones

From the Christmas section we had to try the Make-Ahead Cinnamon Rolls with Cream Cheese Frosting. They were divine. Mom's Homemade Utah Scones were a huge hit as well (similar to what we call Indian Fry Bread here). Definitely a recipe we'll be keeping. Next on my list is to try the Breakfast Enchiladas and Overnight Blueberry French Toast. I have to also note that the Christmas Layered Drink is just awesome and something we'll be making in the future as well as several other recipes. 

Make-Ahead Cinnamon Rolls with Cream Cheese Frosting

If you're looking to mix up your holiday menu, for some fun recipes to entertain with, or just some tasty recipes to try, Festive Feasts has plenty of recipes that won't disappoint.

Source: I would like to thank Cedar Fort/Front Table Books for my complimentary copy, which did not affect my review in any way.

About the Author


Jeni Potter Scott is the owner, author, and creative mind behind Bakerette.com where she features daily recipes, gardening information, and DIY projects.

She is author of a cookbook Festive Feasts: Meals and Memories from Halloween to Christmas which is currently to press and will be distributed in September, 2015.

Jeni has been featured on KSL’s Studio 5, ABC’s Good Things Utah, and wowOwow.com created by Whoopi Goldberg, Lily Tomlin, Candice Bergen, Lesley Stahl and others.

Jeni has been a regularly featured contributor to CookingwithRuthie.com, The36thAvenue.com, and currently to MadeFromPinterest.net. She is a budding photographer and formerly was the photographer for AddyLou.com a subsidiary of Modern Display.

Jeni works full time as an Executive Assistant and currently volunteers her time for a local botanical garden where she serves as Vice President of Jordan Valley’s Home & Garden Club, the first of its kind in the Nation.

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