Monday, December 18, 2006

All Us All the Time Gift Idea #10: Colorado Cravings Cookbook

Colorado Cravings CookbookYou can’t help but be in awe of this enchanting illustrated book, Colorado Cravings, Recipes and Romance, written by Gail Riley with Bette Milleson James, illustrated and designed by our very own Pamela McCarville, and published by Blueline publishing. Gail Riley not only uses her nearly 30 years expertise as an innkeeper, but also her love of nature and all its beauty to bring you this book of wonderful food, romantic settings, natural peace, and aesthetic satisfaction. The Highland Haven Creekside Inn is nestled amongst towering blue spruce on a beautiful creek in Evergreen, Colorado, where elk and deer often visit, and the Colorado sky is yours to gaze upon endlessly throughout the seasons. Gail invites you to experience some of this rustic mountain charm and hospitality throughout the pages of her Colorado Cravings, Recipes and Romance.

Bette James Colorado Craving Book SigningAs winter approaches what better time to learn how to build a snow bear, and then come inside from the frosty cold to homemade graham crackers, and delicious hot steaming minty cocoa. Then let’s not forget that Valentine’s is right around the corner, and we all know the path to true romance is...chocolate and champagne, or in this case chocolate bread pudding with sauce and Lynette Champagne. Gail shares these splendid recipes and decorating ideas to a backdrop of whimsical watercolor illustrations by Pamela McCarville. What a perfect holiday gift, a cookbook that is too special to keep tucked away in the kitchen and should be displayed proudly on a coffee table never too far out of reach.

Pamela McCarville and Gail RileyI had the pleasure again to attend another book signing and then the launching party of Blueline Publishing at the Hotel Monaco in downtown Denver, Colorado. The lobby of the Hotel Monaco is quite stunning, so what better place to feature such a stunning book, Colorado Cravings Recipes and Romance. It was quite the evening of fun and excitement celebrating (and selling) the book and the launching of Myrna James Yoo’s publishing company, Blueline Publishing. Afterwards Myrna invited me to dinner with the talented author and the co-author and editor, Gail Riley and Bette Milleson James, along with that infamous illustrious illustrator Pamela McCarville. I am sure our laughter and joy reached even the smallest of nooks and crannies of the restaurant. At the end of the dinner we asked our server to take our photo when we heard someone from the next table asked if we would like the book in the picture. We looked over and there was a gentleman holding his prized purchase of Colorado Cravings!

Colorado Craving Cookbook Signing
You too can be the proud owner of Colorado Cravings Recipes and Romance cookbook. It is available locally in Denver Colorado at the Tattered Cover, Cry Baby Ranch, Corner Cupboard, Through the Looking Glass, Buckskin, Way out West, Barnes & Noble, and Borders or you can purchase online through the Highland Haven Creekside Inn website.

Gail Riley Colorado Craving Book SigningMyrna Yoo and Bette James Blueline Publishers PartyColorado Craving Book Signing

Happy Holidays everyone from the jolly elves here at All Us All the Time!

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