Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Christmas Gift Guide: Cookbooks



 Christmas is almost entirely centered around food. I know most of the special occasions in our home are almost always centered around cooking and eating and Christmas is no different.Food has been a long standing tradition whether you are talking about the Last Supper or when the pilgrims celebrated the very first Thanksgiving. Our lives whether we like it or not center around food.

 This holiday season while we are making our food lists and preparing menus and will start with our preparing of said food, I put together a little gift guide for my readers. We can partake of some of these goodies for ourselves or we can buy someone we know one of these great cookbooks for a gift this Christmas. I posted links with each one for easy shopping. Merry Christmas all!

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The Dashing Dish is an inspirational cookbook chock-full of healthy, innovative yet simple recipes, most of which are gluten-free, sugar-free, and abundant in whole grains.
Like many of us, twenty-four-year-old author Katie Farrell has struggled with her weight and healthy eating. As a teen she went through yo-yo dieting and was prone to eating disorders. But through God and a passion for food and cooking, she hit upon the formula that would transform her from unhealthy girl to confident woman.
In warm, accessible language and beautiful photographs, Katie shares 100 recipes for clean eating. Every recipe is simple to make and delicious to eat. Katie uses gluten-free oat flour in place of wheat flour, cottage cheese and yogurt in place of fat, and Stevia in place of sugar.  Her tips are practical, her tone inspirational. Anyone looking to eat better for the rest of their life will want to own this book. Learn more at this link.

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It’s time to celebrate life and the joy of good food! We’re talking tailgating, BBQ-ing, and parties on the patio for 2 or 20! Cookin’ It with Kix by country music icon and radio/TV host Kix Brooks showcases and highlights the All-American pastime of celebration and cooking outdoors for family and friends. With his Southern sense of humor and good-natured personality, Kix breaks down the art of a perfect steak or chop, the proper Southern side dishes, and amazing desserts and drinks that will make your mouth water and your stomach smile. With easy-to-understand recipes, Kix Tips, and tons of ideas, his Louisiana heritage shines through as he shares some of his treasured family recipes and the stories behind them. This book will give you what you need so you can throw down a delicious meal off the grill for you and your family or be the king at your next party. Learn more at this link.

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 Be part of the fun and join Mama, Papa, Brother, Sister, and Honey Bear as they cook up holiday favorites and some unique eats for friends and family with the all-new The Berenstain Bears Holiday Cookbook. Filled with traditional holiday favorites like Frosted Sugar Cookies, Pumpkin Pie, Hot Apple Cider Punch, Cranberry Stuffing, and some unique and fun recipes like Papa Bear’s Paw-Licking Good Chicken Wings, this kid-friendly cookbook will help Bear Country families, and families and friends everywhere, have the most wonderful year of eating ever! Learn more at this link.

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Stir Up Some Food, Fun & Faith in the Kitchen
Grab your apron and a friend or two and cook up some tasty treats and yummy eats. With step-by-step instructions and photos good enough to make your mouth water. This cookbook helps you master simple recipes, impressive main courses, and elegant deserts. Learn more at this link.
Homemade Hot Pretzels
Toffee Tarts
White Chicken Chili
Mango Chicken Quesadillas
Best Friend Cupcakes
Soups, smoothies, holiday recipes, and much more—some contributed from other Faithgirlz just like you. Plus, you’ll also experience cooking as a memory-making, God-honoring, wonderful way to share and serve delicious food with those you love.
So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.
—1 Corinthians 10:31

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Easy, Delicious recipes to help you
ENJOY HEALTHY EATING FOR LIFE

Based on The Daniel Plan book, The Daniel Plan Cookbook: 40 Days to a Healthier Life is a beautiful four-color cookbook filled with more than 100 delicious, Daniel Plan-approved recipes that offer an abundance of options to bring healthy cooking into your kitchen.
No boring drinks or bland entrées here. Get ready to enjoy appetizing, inviting, clean, simple meals to share in community with your friends and family.
Healthy cooking can be easy and delicious, and The Daniel Plan Cookbook is the mouth-watering companion to The Daniel Plan book and The Daniel Plan Journal to help transform your health in the most head-turning way imaginably—from the inside out. Learn more at this link.