I Love Desserts

Holiday Hearts
A Collection of Inspired Recipes, Gifts and Decor

by Pamela Sheldon Johns and Jennifer Barry


Hearts Features over 40 recipes, 15 crafts and a chapter on hearts for kids

How do I love thee? Let me count the ways..." In Holiday Hearts, Pamela Sheldon Johns and Jennifer Barry share a romantic collection that will inspire new ways to express your affection with homemade gifts and edible treats. As the indisputable symbol of love, hearts give shape to this colorful array of sweet and savory recipes and charming holiday gifts for friends and loved ones.

Luscious, individual chocolate-raspberry tortes are sure to ignite the finale of a cozy dinner for two. When you're in the mood to play Cupid, savory heart-shaped pizzas turn mealtime playful with rosemary arrows. To say it with flowers, turn ordinary flowerpots into love note planters bursting with spring bulbs, or light up your table with a beautiful arrangement of roses and candles in a heart-shaped vase. Kids can join in the fun, too, with easy-to-make Valentine treats and colorful "love bug" cards.

Hearts can be savory—Mini Heart Frittata. They can definitely be sweet—Pink Coconut Hearts with Rose Blossoms. They can be decorative—Rose Heart Candle Wreaths. They can even be practical—Lavender Heart Sockets. With Holiday Hearts, anytime is a good time to honor someone special with a unique, homemade treasure.

Baked from the Heart
Tabletop Hearts
Sweet Hearts
Gifts from the Heart
Savory Hearts
Decorative Hearts
Heart for Kids

With Holiday Hearts at your side—whether in the kitchen or at the craft table—every day can become Valentine's Day and another chance to say "I love you!"

About the Authors

Pamela Sheldon Johns, author of the popular Parmigiano! and Gelato! cookbooks, has a diverse culinary background, A former cooking school director, she now travels and lectures to groups such as the International Association of Culinary Professionals, the American Institute of Wine & Food, the Southern California Culinary Guild, Women for WineSense, and the Smithsonian Institute. Her first book, The Healthy Gourmet Cookbook, was a James Beard Cookbook Award nominee. She lives on her farm in central Italy, where she hosts wine and food workshops in Tuscany and Emilia-Romagna.

Jennifer Barry is the creator and designer of Holiday Hearts, one of several successful books on holiday theme cooking and crafts including the popular Holiday Eggs. She is also the creator of the award-winning Country Garden Cookbook series, the Italian Artisan Cookbook series, and Baked from the Heart. As art director for over 200 illustrated books, she has won numerous awards, including James Beard and Julia Child cookbook awards and the Literary Market Place Publishing Designer of the Year award. Her book packaging and design firm is based in Sausalito, California.


Buy the Book!


Holiday Hearts
A Collection of Inspired Recipes, Gifts and Decor
by Pamela Sheldon Johns and Jennifer Barry
Scott Peterson (Photographer)
Ten Speed Press
Paperback: 112 pages, $14.95
ISBN: 1580084206
Information provided by the publisher.


Holiday Hearts



This page created February 2003