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Bring back the holidays with the new CAPPER's Farmer Holiday Special. Experience the nostalgia of homemade gifts, classic recipes, and more traditions from Christmases past on the farm. From roasting a turkey 1860s style to creating homemade gift jars, from satisfying the seasonal sweet tooth to savoring the songs of Christmas, this special edition offers up a buffet of knowledge.
In the more than 20 articles, you'll find delicious recipes, beautiful pictures and memorable holiday stories from CAPPER's readers just like you. Read "Party Like the Pilgrims" and learn classic and contemporary recipes to fix for your Thanksgiving feast. Bake scrumptious treats from everyone's favorite squash in "The Great Pumpkin." Learn how festive firs have long participated in the traditional American Christmas celebration in "O Christmas Tree!" "Make Your Own Soap" teaches you how to make beautiful homemade bars of soap to give for holiday gifts.
More articles include:
- Heart of the Home: Far From Home for the Holidays - Readers recall holidays spent in unfamiliar surroundings.
- The Sweetest Thing - Upgrade your standby cookie recipes to showstopping holiday gifts.
- Homemade Holiday Greetings and Gifts - Make simple and functional gifts, as well as homemade greeting cards and gift boxes, bags and tags for loved ones.
- Make the Most of Playing Host - Everything you need to host a simple, elegant and stress-free gathering.
- The Happiest Homemade Christmas - A penny-pinching year teaches a young girl that joy and happiness don't come from material possessions.
- Sing the Songs of Christmas - Carols evolved as a way to communicate Christmas thought.
Even you can make bread! A lot of people are intimidated by the thought of making bread, pizza dough, cornbread or bagels, but with the help of Guide to Homemade Bread anyone can make delicious homemade bread. This sixth edition of Guide to Homemade Bread has more than 51 keys to baking tasty homemade bread, several expertly written articles and 118 delicious recipes.
Discover five reasons why your bread dough doesn’t rise and gain some insight on overcoming this frustrating obstacle. Read how to make homemade flour that is less expensive, more nutritious and more flavorful than store-bought flour. Give a salute to sourdough and cook up some hearty and delicious pioneer fare in your kitchen. Test pizza dough, cornbread, bagel and biscuit recipes and try adding your own fun, tasty ingredient.
Other articles include:
How Bread Works – The secrets to cultivating yeast and developing gluten.
Easy, No-Knead Artisan Bread – Methods guaranteed to make everyone a baker!
Whole-Grain Baking – Great-tasting, nutritious bread, biscuits, muffins and cookies made with whole-grain flours.
Bread Starters for Everyone – Friendship breads and sourdough recipes rely on a diverse mix of fermenting mixtures.
Backyard Bread Oven – Build this easy adobe cooker in one weekend.
Don’t throw out old clothing or scraps left over from finished projects. Upcycling is today’s hottest trend in handicraft and décor, and master crafters Susanna Zacke and Sania Hedengren are here to show how it’s done in their vibrant new guide Modern Upcycling. Discover unique ideas to inspire your creativity and decorate your home with those fabric remnants and odds-and-ends you already have in your crafting kit.
Make rustic place settings from crocheted yarn and embroidery, reuse old pallets to make furniture with wheels, hang paintings in old window panes, and cast a fruit bowl from concrete. Divided into five chapters—concrete, wood, yarn, paper, and fabric—for quick inspiration, Modern Upcycling features 65 projects accompanied by sumptuous photographs and step-by-step instructions.
Follow Zacke and Hedengren into their world of pop-out colors, cozy spaces, and pieces that are both beautiful to look at and serve a practical purpose. Whether you love to crochet, garden, cast in concrete, or make ornaments from paper, Modern Upcycling is guaranteed to help you revitalize and personalize your home.