Three specialty cookbooks I’ve been using that are worth gifting. (Think ahead and buy now for later, or bookmark for special occasion shopping):
Cookbook for a bridal shower
The Organized Kitchen: Give the future bride this book that teachers her all about her kitchen. She’ll quickly learn exactly what she needs in her pantry and cabinets as well as how to prepare meals, freeze foods, how to set up a kitchen, how to clean supplies and so much more. The is a mix of how to have a functioning home kitchen with simple recipes like Meatloaf and Mac & Cheese. Everything I absolutely needed when I was figuring out how to keep a kitchen. (Pair this with a few cooking supplies and present it in a soup or sauce pot for a great, personalized gift.)
Cookbook for a mom
The Muffin Tin Cookbook: This is a great gift for a new mom or a mom of preschoolers. I love the idea of this cookbook, in that you prepare all your normal favorites in a muffin tin allowing for portion control and easier serving… as well as a lot more excitement for your kiddos. It includes 200 meals from meatloaf (which we love) through casseroles, snacks and more. Gift this with a muffin tin (Jumbo or mini would be great because many homes don’t have those sizes, or silicone muffin tin liners which are called for often in the book.
For a health-nut or gluten-free family
Quinoa Cuisine: 150 Creative Recipes for Super Nutritious, Amazingly Delicious Dishes A year ago, I struggled over the pronunciation of quinoa, having friends laugh as I asked them “where to buy qwi-no-A?” Since then, I’ve learned of the many types of quinoa, their health benefits, and how you can cook with it in so many different ways for so many different flavors. Even better? The kids actually like this protien-pasta-rice-ish side. This cookbook shares background information on how to buy and how to prepare, health benefits of the food and 150 recipes that we’ve been trying out.
I’ll be bringing back the weekly menu plan next week, my friends! Thanks for voting!
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