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  • Greek-Shrimp Panini with Pesto, Feta, and Sun-Dried Tomatoes

    Greek Shrimp Panini with Feta, Pesto, and Sun-Dried Tomatoes

    Find the recipe in The Ultimate Panini Press Cookbook by Kathy Strahs!

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  • For the New Vegan/Vegetarian

    This post is a part of The Harvard Common Press’s #BooksForCooks holiday giving campaign. For more information and gift ideas, click here.

    Fresh from the Vegan Slow Cooker // #BooksForCooks

    Whether voluntary or not, taking on a new vegetarian or vegan diet can be a daunting task. Make it a bit easier for your loved one, by gifting them a cookbook full of recipes that are both delicious, and easy to throw in the slow cooker and let sit for a couple hours, until dinner is ready in the evening.

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  • For the Food Photographer//Blogger

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    Herbivoracious: A Flavor Revolution // #BooksForCooks

    Michael Natkin is living the food blogger dream. He quit his day-job at Adobe, started a full-time food blog, wrote a cookbook, and has a story that has inspired and influenced people all over the world! Herbivoracious is packed with not only diverse, flavorful recipes that will please both vegetarians and meat-eaters alike, but also stunning four-color photographs taken by Michael himself. It’s the ultimate gift for any aspiring food blogger or photographer, or your favorite home cook who is craving a pop of flavor and international taste.

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  • For the Home Baker

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    Pie // #BooksForCooks

    Haedrich’s Pie is the bible when it comes to putting together this American favorite. 300 tried-and-true recipes for everything from Apple and Peach to Carrot Custard and Winter Squash. It’s the ultimate pie-baker resource.

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  • For Dad//Grandpa//The Grill Master

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    You certainly assume that cookbooks make great gifts for women only, but we know a handful of guys out there who swear by grilling cookbooks and would be happy to get caught behind the grill with one of these great recipes. Impress the man in your life with a gift that will let him impress others while he’s tending the fire.

    Grilling Cookbooks

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  • For the Bakeorator

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    If you have a loved one who loves to decorate as much as he or she loves to bake, Cake Balls is the gift to give. Pair it with some necessary accessories [candy melts, sprinkles, edible glitter], and you’ve created a decor-baker’s dream! Plus, these sweet spheres of goodness make the perfect gift to give for anyone who loves to eat.

    Cake Balls Gift Basket

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  • For the Multitasker

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    Panini presses and other countertop grills, like the George Foreman, have become one of the most popular holiday gifts to give. But make sure your recipient doesn’t use it Christmas Day then throw it to the top shelf to collect dust—PaniniHappy.com blogger Kathy’s Strahs’s Ultimate Panini Press Cookbook is so packed with recipes for every meal of the day, they’re barely going to have time to let the grill cool down. It’s a real winner for your friends and family who love multi-use gifts and appliances. Throw in some accessories to make prep and cleaning even easier, and you’ve got a complete panini gift basket.

    Ultimate Panini Gift Basket

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  • For the Trendy Crafter

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    With Desserts in Jars, the possibilities are endless. Rustic-wrapped Pumpkin Cheesecakes for a Friendsgiving celebration? Check. Bubbly Peach Granita Bellinis for a swanky soiree? Check. Peach-Raspberry Verrines with Lemon-Thyme Cream for a summer picnic? Check. This is the cookbook for your creative friend who wouldn’t even consider bringing store-bought treats to a party. Pair it with mason jars, baking and embellishing supplies, and serving pieces, and you’ve just earned yourself some major brownie(in-jar) points.

    Desserts in Jars Gift Basket

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  • For the Lover of the “Great Indoors”

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    Hot Chocolate Cookbook // #BooksForCooks

    We can’t think of a better companion for the holiday season, or winter in general. The subtitle says it all: 50 Heavenly Cups of Comfort. From classic twists on the warm drink, like peanut butter hot chocolate, to ones with a bit more “spirit,” like mint and bourbon hot chocolate, this is the book to end all Swiss Miss instant cocoa packet gimmicks. It does come with a warning though: Don’t expect your recipient to say yes to any plans that involve leaving the house on cold nights for a while…!

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  • For the DIY-er

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    Gourmet Gifts // DIY Food Gifts Cookbook // #BooksForCooks

    We all have that friend or family member who is just SO hard to shop for, simply because they go above and beyond in all gifts they give. This book will make finding their perfect DIY gift all the easier. A beautiful mix of DIY, crafting, and food, it is the first cookbook that gives equal weight to both the recipes, and how to package them. Projects range from hostess gifts like Chalkboard Cheese Board with a Quince Paste, to get-well offerings like Herbal Tea Sachets presented in teacups. You may be giving this book, but we have a feeling you’ll soon be receiving something in return… :-)

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  • For the Francophile

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    The Bonne Femme Cookbook // #BooksForCooks

    While we all may want to receive a plane ticket to Paris in our stocking, or at least some fresh Laduree macarons, Wini Moranville’s The Bonne Femme Cookbook is a bit easier to give, and lighter on the wallet. Four-color and full of sweet illustrations and authentic recipes, it is the ultimate cookbook to gift. Also helps to re-acclimate your “semester abroad” son or daughter who just returned from Normandy…!

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  • For the Ingredient-Focussed Foodie

    This post is a part of The Harvard Common Press’s #BooksForCooks holiday giving campaign. For more information and gift ideas, click here.

    Flavored Butters Cookbook // #BooksForCooks

    For home cooks who like to add a bit of flair to their everyday dishes, Flavored Butters is the book for you. Fifty recipes to dress up your burgers, braises, pastas, veggies, bread, and even desserts with Lucy’s sweet butter recipes. Gorgonzola-Chive… Truffled Fois Gras… Salted Caramel Butter… is your mouth watering yet?

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