Monday, September 23, 2013

Blog Tour: Warm Up Your Winter: Holiday Hot Chocolate & Cider Recipes by Laura Powell

Book Description:

Snuggle up next to the fire! While winter rages outside, nothing beats a steaming mug of hot chocolate or cider. Warm up Your Winter includes delightful recipes like Classic Hot Cocoa, Pumpkin Pie White Hot Chocolate, and Hot Caramel Apple Cider. Also included are topping recipes and ideas on how to serve up a hot beverage bar for an unforgettable holiday get-together. 

Author of Real Mom Kitchen, Laura Powell brings you a collection of recipes sure to get you toasty on even the coldest evenings. Don’t just survive the winter—warm it up!


Reviewing recipe books is fairly new for me, but I have to say this is a genre I'm really enjoying! I'm a hot chocolate fan and when I saw Warm Up Your Winter I was very excited to try the recipes. So far I've made the Nutella Hot Chocolate, Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate, Pumpkin Pie White Hot Chocolate, and Sweet Slow Cooker Hot Chocolate. These recipes are delicious! My waistline isn't thanking me, but my family has really enjoyed them.

Hot chocolate and cider fans will enjoy the great variety of recipes in Warm Up Your Winter. Some are very easy and quick to make, while others are more involved and are perfect for a special treat.

At 26 pages, this quaint paperback recipe book would be perfect for a "just because" gift. I love that all of the hot chocolate and cider recipes have pictures, and the overall look and feel of the book is great.

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.

Title: Warm Up Your Winter: Holiday Hot Chocolate & Cider Recipes
Author: Laura Powell
Publisher: Front Table Books, an imprint of Cedar Fort, Inc.
Published: September 2013
ISBN: 1462112048
FTC FYI: I received a copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.