The Year of Cozy: 125 Recipes, Crafts, And Other Homemade Adventures by Adrianna AdarmeThe Year of Cozy: 125 Recipes, Crafts, And Other Homemade Adventures by Adrianna Adarme

The Year of Cozy: 125 Recipes, Crafts, And Other Homemade Adventures

byAdrianna Adarme

Hardcover | October 6, 2015

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From the author of the popular blog, A Cozy Kitchen, comes a beautifully photographed one-stop-shop book with all the recipes and projects you’ll need for some cozy inspiration this holiday season—and all year long. You’ll love Adrianna Adarme’s easy-to-follow instructions and will enjoy getting lost in her warm and comforting photographs. Organized by the months of the year and by categories as “Live,” “Do,” and “Make, ” this book offers ideas for activities, recipes, and DIY projects that make the little moments in life just as exciting as the big. Adarme gives us special (but totally doable) things we can do for others and ourselves. From quick recipes to easy crafts, she focuses on simple, inexpensive undertakings that have a big reward: happiness. The Year of Cozy will surely inspire you to march into your kitchen and craft closet to make something you can truly be proud of.
Adrianna Adarme is an author, recipe developer, and blogger. Her blog, A Cozy Kitchen, has become a place for people to read entertaining anecdotes about daily life and to find delicious, comforting recipes. Adarme and A Cozy Kitchen have been featured in Saveur, Self, The Pioneer Woman, Refinery29, Oh Joy, and Rachel Zoe's Zoe Report....
Title:The Year of Cozy: 125 Recipes, Crafts, And Other Homemade AdventuresFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:272 pages, 9.38 × 7.7 × 0.88 inShipping dimensions:9.38 × 7.7 × 0.88 inPublished:October 6, 2015Publisher:Potter/Ten Speed/Harmony/RodaleLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1623365104

ISBN - 13:9781623365103


Rated 5 out of 5 by from great read love this book. candle-making project was probably my fave. lots of fun
Date published: 2018-09-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A Beautiful Book I received this book as a gift and really enjoyed the overall theme of "cozy". The photographs and tutorials throughout the book are beautiful. For me, it's more of a "coffee table book" - beautiful to look at and very inspiring, but I have never made anything from the book.
Date published: 2018-03-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Great Book! As a fan of "A Cozy Kitchen" blog, I was excited about purchasing this book. I was very happy with the content. I really liked all the DIY projects and recipes. It is such a beautiful book.
Date published: 2018-01-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I loved this! This makes an excellent gift!
Date published: 2017-04-06
Rated 3 out of 5 by from For my mom ? This can be a great gift !!!
Date published: 2017-03-23
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great deal I recommend it to those looking for something new.
Date published: 2017-03-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Must buy Stop reading this and go out and buy it!
Date published: 2017-03-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it I really love how this book has a set of ideas and recipes for each season!
Date published: 2017-01-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from loved this book is very well laid out and very pretty. Almost like pinterested wrapped up in a book. I did end up returning because i didn't think i would use often. but i did love it.
Date published: 2017-01-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love this! Love the images in the book and there are lots of great ideas in the book... definitely recommend.
Date published: 2017-01-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Lovely and engaging! Beautiful images - very motivating to try out these projects at home.
Date published: 2016-12-06

Read from the Book

GO ON A FALL PICNICAutumn is my absolute favorite time to be outside. There's little to no sweating, and mosquitoes aren't flying around. And the leaves, oh, the leaves! Autumn is, hands down, the best season to pack up some lunch and sit on a blanket in nature. I don't like to make it too much of a production. In order to cut the work down, I embrace the idea of half store- bought, half homemade. This means I buy cheeses, charcuterie, bread, and wine but make a fall salad and dessert at home.My favorite fall salad is as simple as can be. I like to mix a bit of lemon juice and olive oil in a mixing bowl. Then I add a few pinches of salt and pepper. I like to add fresh herbs like Italian parsley and dill, and slices of fall fruit like Fuyu persimmons and/or apples. Pomegranate seeds add some nice color and texture.My favorite on-the-go dessert is an apple galette. I like to slice up 2 Honeycrisp apples and toss them with 1 teaspoon of cinnamon and 1/2 cup of brown sugar and a squeeze of lemon juice. I roll out a single piecrust (see page 162), arrange the apples in the center, fold over the edges of the piecrust, brush the dough with an egg wash, and bake at 350°F for 30 minutes, or until golden brown.GRAIN-FREE DOGGIE DOUGHNUTSA dog turning a year older should always be an event. You don't have to make it a full-on party (doggie parties can get strange very quickly--trust me, I know), but I do think a small celebration of doughnuts and a candle is fun for the soul. Amelia hates talking about her age, so let's just say she turned 1. Again. MAKES 1 DOZEN2 cups chickpea flour1 teaspoon baking soda1/2 cup natural creamy peanut butter (stir to incorporate any oil on top)2 tablespoons honey3 tablespoons melted coconut oil2 large eggs1/2 cup water1 cup shredded apples (about 2 apples, peeled)1 Preheat the oven to 325°F. Coat a doughnut pan liberally with cooking spray. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour and baking soda. Add the peanut butter, honey, oil, eggs, and water. Mix until completely combined and then fold in the shredded apples.2 Divide half the dough among the 6 cavities in the doughnut pan. Transfer to the oven to bake for 10 to 12 minutes, or until the doughnuts are lightly golden brown and spring back when touched.3 To remove from the pan, run a butter knife along the inside and outside edges of the doughnuts. Place a wire rack on top of the doughnuts and flip it over, inverting the doughnuts. Repeat the process of spraying the pan, filling it up with the remaining batter, and baking it. Doughnuts will keep for 3 to 5 days when stored in an airtight container at room temperature.HOMEMADE CANDLESI have a bit of an obsession with candles. I'm not sure when it became en vogue to buy fancy candles, but I jumped on that bandwagon very quickly. I love them all: girly and floral, woodsy, musty, and spicy. And unfortunately for me, I love to burn these pricey candles all the time! So to curtail my expensive candle-buying habit, I figured it might be time I begin making them at home. At this time of year I love candles to smell like pine needles and cinnamon. It's in anticipation of what's to come. Feel free to customize them according to your liking--there's no wrong way to make candles. The ratios below will give you something that smells like the air a few days before Christmas. If you like, double the batch and have them ready for those last-minute gifts that often come in handy this time of year. MAKES 4SUPPLIES4 candlewicks4 (1/2-cup) vessels of choice (glass jars or ceramic pots)8 skewers11/2 cups soy wax or beeswax pelletsCandle-making pot or double boiler1 tablespoon cedarwood essential oil4 drops lime essential oilTip: All of these candle-making supplies can be found at a craft store and online. The essential oils are easy to find at Whole Foods or other health food stores.1 To start, set 1 wick in the center of each of the vessels.2 Rest the skewers closely on both sides of the wicks. When we pour in the hot wax, the wicks will want to move around a bit and these skewers will help stabilize them.3 Add the wax to your candle-making pot or double boiler top. (You can create a makeshift double boiler by placing a stainless steel bowl over a large pot filled with a few inches of water.) Turn the flame to medium.4 Heat the wax until melted, about 6 to 8 minutes, being sure not to overheat, which will cause cracking in the final product (if this does happen, not to worry--the candle will still smell delicious and work just fine). When the wax is melted, pour in the cedarwood essential oil and lime essential oil. Mix. Give it a whiff and add a bit more if you like. Pour the hot wax into each of the vessels.5 Allow the wax to cool completely, 2 to 4 hours, before using the candles.BURNT BUTTER-PEAR-GINGER CRUMBLEI love when I can feel fall creeping in. The nights become a bit chillier, the sun begins to set a little earlier, and the light takes on a golden quality. This feeling always makes me want to run to my oven to bake. This crumble will warm your house with all of the smells of the season.The butter in this crumble is burnt, not browned. Burnt. I learned to burn my butter from my friend and baker, Hourie. She always takes the butter a bit too far, and it pays off in the flavor department. The spice from the fresh ginger and sweetness from the baked pears make you feel all cozy inside. And since I'm a crazy fan of icy and hot combinations, I say this must, must be eaten with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. MAKES 4 TO 6 SERVINGSFILLING3-4 baking pears, peeled, cored, and finely chopped (see note)1/4 cup granulated sugar1/4 cup brown sugar1 tablespoon all-purpose flour1/2" knob peeled fresh ginger, finely chopped1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract1/4 teaspoon saltCRUMBLE TOPPING1 cup all-purpose flour1/3 cup granulated sugar1/4 cup oat flakes1/2 cup coarsely chopped walnuts1/2 cup unsalted butter, cubed1 To make the filling: Preheat the oven to 350°F. No need to dirty a bowl: In an 8" x 8" baking dish, combine the pears, sugars, flour, ginger, vanilla, and salt. Toss until the pears are thoroughly coated. Set aside.2 To make the topping: In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, oat flakes, and walnuts.3 In a small saucepan set over medium-high heat, add the cubed butter. Brown the butter until it goes from yellow and bubbling to a very, very dark brown color. It might appear burnt (and it is), but not to worry, it'll taste delicious.4 Pour the burnt butter into the medium bowl that's holding the flour and oat mixture. Using a spoon, stir the mixture until it's clumpy and everything is coated in butter.5 Pour the crumble atop the filling and spread it out evenly. Transfer to the oven to bake for 35 to 40 minutes, or until the crumble is bubbling and the top is golden brown.Note: The best pears for baking are Boscs, Bartletts, green or red Anjous, or Forelles. All hold up nicely in the oven.MARBLED BOWLSIt's no big secret that I love marble, actual natural marble. The lines and variances of shapes are so beautiful. Last Christmas, I took my obsession with marble into the kitchen when I made a cranberry-marbled cheesecake for my blog. And now, I'm taking it into my craft closet with these marbled bowls. If you're like me and have bottles of nail polish just sitting in your bathroom, then this DIY is perfect for you. This technique of marbling with nail polish can be applied to a variety of vessels like vases, mugs, and ramekins.A few tips to keep in mind before you start:Get everything prepped and then move quickly. The nail polish dries in the water very fast!Use hot water. Cold water will make the nail polish seize.Pour the nail polish close to the surface of the water. If you pour it from too high a distance, it will bead up and sink to the bottom.Pour the 2 nail polishes at the same time.If on the first try you don't succeed, don't worry. Remember that nail polish remover is your friend, if you need to start again.SUPPLIESShallow container such as a pie pan (I used a shallow baking dish)Gray nail polishMint green nail polishSkewerWhite bowls (see note)Craft paper or old newspaperNote: Do not use any vessel that is unglazed. I used very inexpensive white CorningWare bowls that I purchased from Target in the sale section. These bowls work very well because they are high gloss, which means that the nail polish rubs off very easily with a bit of nail polish remover. I also recommend using white bowls so the nail polish colors pop.1 Fill the shallow container with hot water.2 Open the 2 nail polishes and hold them close to the surface of the water. Pour them into the water at the same time.3 Moving quickly, run the skewer through the center, creating a swirl effect.4 Dip the sides of a bowl into the water. In order to get swirls all the way around, you'll need to repeat with fresh water and nail polish. If any nail polish has seeped into the center of the bowl, remove it using nail polish remover and a cotton ball. Repeat with the rest of the bowls. Place the bowls on a sheet of craft paper or old newspaper to dry for 5 hours.5 Once the bowls are completely dry, remove any excess nail polish on the bottoms of the bowls or around the rim. Wash the insides of the bowls thoroughly with soap and water. These bowls are food safe (as long as there is no nail polish inside them) and should be strictly hand-washed.Tip: The container that held the water and nail polish mixture will have some bits of nail polish on the sides and the bottom. I removed the nail polish with a cotton ball and nail polish remover and washed the container thoroughly with hot water and soap.PEANUT BUTTER CUPSAmelia is my spirit animal. We are sometimes cranky and bossy, usually lovable, optimistic at the core, and we both love, love peanut butter. There have been moments when she and I have lain in bed together eating apple slices dipped in peanut butter. They weren't our highest moments, but it happened and we've moved on. When it comes to Halloween, Amelia and I are lukewarm about the holiday. The spooky decor actually scares me, and Amelia always feels objectified when I dress her up in embarrassing costumes, though I still do it because, well, she's just too entertaining for me not to. The one redeeming thing about the holiday is homemade candy. And it should come as no surprise that my ultimate favorite is homemade peanut butter cups. MAKES 91/2 cup unsalted or salted creamy peanut butter2 tablespoons confectioners' sugarSea salt1 cup cocoa powder1/2 cup coconut oil, melted and warm1/3 cup maple syrup11/2 teaspoons vanilla extractNote: I recommend using natural peanut butter because the flavor is far superior and it contains no sugar. Just be sure to give it a good stir so the oil that resides on the top is reincorporated.Tip: Since this recipe contains no stabilizers for the chocolate, if the peanut butter cups are kept at room temperature for too long, they'll melt, so just be sure to keep them in the refrigerator until serving.1 Place liners into 9 muffin cups. In a small bowl, add the peanut butter and the confectioners' sugar. Using a hand mixer with the whisk attachment, beat until light, fluffy, and completely combined. If using unsalted peanut butter, add a few pinches of sea salt to taste (I like Maldon).2 In a medium bowl, combine the cocoa powder, coconut oil, maple syrup, and vanilla extract. Stir until very smooth.3 Spoon 1 tablespoon of chocolate mixture into each liner. Smack the muffin tin on the counter to even out the chocolate. Transfer to the freezer for 5 minutes, or until the chocolate is firm.4 Remove the muffin tin from the freezer and add 1 to 2 teaspoons of peanut butter mixture to each cup. Top with 1 to 2 additional tablespoons of chocolate and place in the freezer for 5 to 10 minutes, or until firm. Transfer to the refrigerator to thaw for about 30 minutes. Store in the refrigerator until ready to serve. When it's time to serve, sprinkle a pinch of sea salt atop each peanut butter cup.

Editorial Reviews

“Adrianna is the queen of cozy, and you'd be silly not to turn to her for all of your cozy needs. As a longtime follower of her blog, I can't say I'm surprised by the amazing, comforting recipes in this book (Rye Walnut Lace Cookies? Those gorgeous Cinnamon Rolls?!?!!), but what did pleasantly surprise me were all of the fun crafts in here! I am so excited to make my own wreaths, candles, and crafting paper. It's gonna be so much fun. My waistline's gonna be really excited, too.” —Molly Yeah, My Name is Yeh“The Year of Cozy by Adrianna Adarme is both sumptuous and completely down to earth. You'll want to sink right into her cozy world-why not plan a fall picnic, make Chewy Chai Snickerdoodles, and adopt a best friend corgi named Amelia? Adrianna's clear and friendly voice chats with you as if you're a dear friend, offering tips on DIY crafts and recipes you'll actually want to make. The photos are light and ethereal, drawing you into a world where she and her corgi stay in (and enjoy it!), go on neighborhood adventures, and, most of all, live intentionally cozy.” —Stephanie Le, I am a Food Blog“Happiness comes from creating time and space to savor life's little bites whether you are enjoying a chilly fall picnic or teaching yourself a new craft. Adrianna's book is a charming road map to the good life, from scratch.” —Joy Wilson, Author of Joy the Baker Cookbook and Homemade Decadence“If L.A. blogger, dog-lover, and yummy food maker Adrianna Adarme isn't already on your radar, it's time to get acquainted....An ordinary book of recipes, this is not. Nestled between irresistible treats like Chewy Chai Snickerdoodles and Breakfast Tacos, Adarme includes an array of easy D.I.Y. crafts for every season.”—“This book is one of my absolute favorites. Not only are there cozy and comforting recipes, but the book is also filled with crafts and outings and life inspiration. It’s about living a happy, full life... and it just feels very very good”—Joy the Baker"From the mastermind behind A Cozy Kitchen comes a collection of easy-to-follow activities, recipes and projects for can-do enthusiasts. An assortment of original-yet-approachable ideas, Adrianna makes every detailundaunting."—USA Today "10 Best"