Celebrating Christmas at The Hearth and Soul Link Party

The Hearth and Soul Link Party
Welcome to Hearth and Soul! This week we are celebrating Christmas with some inspiring features. We love recipes for food from the hearth to feed your soul at the Hearth and Soul Link Party, but we also welcome all family friendly posts, whether they be about home, family, travel, self improvement, crafts or DIY.

Before I go any further, I want to take this opportunity to wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas, or if you are celebrating Hanukkah, Chag Sameach!

We are celebrating Christmas already at our home, with a party last Friday for fifty of our friends and neighbours. Tonight we are welcoming more friends for an early Christmas dinner. Are you entertaining too? Check out my hints, practical tips and recipes for Holiday Entertaining Without Stress!

I’ve also been sharing lots of tried and true recipes I’ve been making for years on the blog. Don’t miss these helpful posts!

Easy Holiday Appetizers for Relaxed Entertaining

Easy Holiday Appetizers for Relaxed Entertaining

Best Christmas Squares at The Hearth and Soul Hop on AprilJHarris.com

My Best Family Recipes for Delicious Christmas Squares

Features Celebrating Christmas

Celebrating Christmas at The Hearth and Soul Link Party with recipes, great ideas and inspiration

Thank you to everyone who shared posts last week. Today I’m featuring (clockwise from top left):

Homemade Candied Orange Peel from Jean of Delightful Repast

Ruby Jewel Cookies from Patty of Cooking on a Budget

A Roundup of Holiday Cookies from Hadia of Hadia’s Lebanese Cuisine

DIY Painted Wood Slice Ornaments from Mindie at (Mis)Adventures of a Born Again Farm Girl

A Visit to the Wassail Parade in Woodstock, Vermont with Nancy of On The Home Front

The Hearth and Soul Link Party

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    • we prefer you share only 3 posts each
    • please consider sharing a link back to us in your post. 
    • The party is on from now until Saturday evening, both old and new posts are welcome.
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Article by April Harris

April has written 1237 great articles for us.
April is a food, lifestyle and travel writer who lives in Berkshire, England. She shares inspiration, tips and trends for anyone who loves food, cooking, entertaining, fashion, travel and the finer things in life at her blog, AprilJHarris.com.
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Comments

  1. Thank you for the party, April!
    I wish you and yours a Merry Christmas!
    many greetings
    Uwe

  2. Thank you for the wonderful party April and for the feature. The Wassail Parade is one of my favorite events of the busy Christmas season! Have a wonderful Christmas!
    – Nancy ( Nancy On The Home Front )

  3. Well, Christmas is almost here! Merry Christmas and thanks for hosting all year long, April!

    Shirley

  4. A party for 50! Wow! I’m impressed. But then, I’m sure it was wonderful and fun — especially if you made some of you yummy recipes!

  5. April, thank you for featuring my homemade candied orange peel! I’m linking it again today since I don’t post again until Thursday. I’ll come back Thursday and add the new link. And in a few weeks I’ll be posting some wonderful cookies made with the orange peel. I no longer do parties for 50 in my home, but I’m sure you did a fabulous job of it! I’m definitely going to check out your tips. And I see some links here I can’t resist! Thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule to host this party.

    • It’s a pleasure, Jean. I’m glad you linked your Homemade Candied Orange Peel again – it’s such a delicious and helpful recipe. Looking forward to the cookies!

  6. Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas and thanks so much for the wonderful parties this past year!
    Miz Helen

  7. Thank you for hosting, April. Wishing you a merry Christmas!

  8. Thanks for hosting! Happy holidays 🙂

  9. Hi April, first I must tell you that I am so looking forwarding to diving into many of the Christmas goodies being shared…I truly don’t know what to try first! Your collection of beautiful holiday appetizers is first on my list which I promise to share for you. With Chanukah almost here, I thought I’d share my family’s favorite potato latkes recipe along with a most yummy applesauce which is made in the slow cooker. I also brought along my collection of tips ‘n tricks for stress-free holiday planning which includes some yummy recipes to try. Wishing you the Merriest Christmas and the happiest and healthiest New Year ever! I am so grateful for our friendship and as always, many thanks to you and Swathi for your hard work and continued support. xo

    • Hi Linda, Thank you so much for sharing my appetizers post. I love your potato latkes recipes and I’m so glad you’ve shared it with us. Looking forward to the applesauce too. Happy Hanukkah to you and your family and a very Happy and Healthy New Year too!

  10. Thank you so much, April, for featuring my holiday cookies! Really you made my day! I wish you and your family a blessed Christmas and happy new year!