If you’re looking for great food, new traditions, and family fun, then the Celebrate Every Season With Six Sisters Stuff was designed for you. This book is full of over 150 recipes with ideas for making new family traditions, and fun ideas to enjoy every season of the year.
The contents of the book are split up by month. Each month has its own seasonal recipes and ideas for new traditions. The recipes throughout the book include quantity, prep time, cook time and total time and all include a picture.
January starts out with a recipe for Snowman On A Stick, a quick easy recipe that will take less than 20 minutes and create a very decorative tasty treat. The family traditions to try are for a New Year’s Eve Family Countdown. There’s something to do every hour from 6 PM to midnight.
I especially liked the 9 PM annual interview where you videotape each of the children answering the same questions each year so when you go back to look at them you can see how the years progress. This could make an excellent family archive which will come in very handy when making videos for weddings and anniversaries.
February is naturally full of red and heart-shaped offerings and comes complete with Stay At Home Date ideas. One of the ideas is playing the Newlywed Game, where you write down questions that you ask each other in turn to see how well you know your spouse. I’m not sure if this will create unity or argument. It would be fun though.
March is all about green and includes a Leprechaun Treasure Hunt. April includes recipes for Easter Dinner and Six Ways To Color Eggs. May offers recipes for Mother’s Day Brunch and Homemade Gifts For Mom.
June is about Dad’s Favorite Grilling Recipes and includes a Summer Bucket List of 50 things you want to do before the end of the summer. Number one is, of course, go to a drive-in movie because that is one of the best things to do on a summer eve. July includes Recipes For A Patriotic Picnic, lots of Red, White and Blue, and includes Smore’s And Campouts in the tradition offering 12 Smore’s Recipes and 10 Camping Hacks.
August brings Recipes To Beat The Heat With Ingredients Fresh From The Garden. Nobody likes to cook in a sweltering August heat so these recipes will be a welcome respite. The traditions offer some excellent Garden Fresh Fruit And Vegetable Salsas.
With September comes Kid-Friendly Recipes for back to school time. It also includes Healthy After-School Snacks in the tradition for every kid who comes home from school wanting to have something to eat right away.
Treats For A Spooky Halloween Party are the October offerings. There are some excellent, fun recipes here starting with Mummy Donut Holes which are absolutely adorable. The traditions offer nine suggestions for Halloween Party Activities.
For November come the recipes for a Thanksgiving Feast. Also included is the suggestion to try a Pie Party for your new family tradition. It comes complete with Caramel Apple Pie recipe including a lovely Crumble Topping.
Last but not least is December and the Festive Recipes For A Merry Christmas. The tradition offers The 12 Days Of Hot Cocoa a countdown to Christmas with a tasty new beverage for each of the 12 days of Christmas.
Innovative And Fun
In all this is a very innovative book. I like the idea of starting new traditions, trying new ideas to make your holiday celebration more fun. The book makes an excellent addition to the Six Sisters’ Stuff recipe collection.
There are helpful little touches throughout the book. I liked the handy flaps on each cover allowing you the option to use them as bookmarks. The Index at the back of the book offers search options by main ingredient as well as buy recipe name, which is very useful. Along with pictures for each recipe, there are several other pictures included to demonstrate many of the suggested traditions.
It was extremely difficult to choose one recipe out of so many excellent offerings. After much debate, and allowing my sweet tooth to take over, I have chosen the Apple Walnut Pull-Apart Bread. Enjoy!
Apple Walnut Pull-Apart Bread
- 12 dinner rolls, frozen, thawed
- 2 Granny Smith apples, chopped
- 1/3 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup walnuts, finely chopped
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, ground
- 2 tablespoons butter, melted
- Preheat oven to 350 F. Spray a 9 x 5” loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray.
- Mix together the chopped apples, brown sugar, walnuts, and cinnamon until well combined.
- Using a pair of clean kitchen scissors, cut each roll into thirds.
- Place 12 small roll pieces in the bottom of the loaf pan. Drizzle about a third of the melted butter on top of the roll pieces. Then top with a third of the apple mixture. Repeat two more times until all ingredients have been used.
- Let rise for about an hour, or until rolls have doubled in size.
- Bake 30 to 50 minutes, until tops are golden brown and the middle rolls are done.