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Easy Weeknight Meals Between Holiday Dinners

Posted by August

Friday, December 6, 2013

My family is all about food. My mom checks out a stack of cookbooks from the library almost every week  (and thanks to #BooksForCooks I have the perfect present for her). My thirteen- and fifteen-year-old brothers both voluntarily watch cooking shows and throw around phrases like braise and blanch when they make dinner for the family. The holidays only bring out their foodie tendencies further. Both my parents bake at least 15 varieties of Christmas cookies and make plates of them for all of our close family and friends. Their holiday parties and family dinners are a multi-course affair with all of the stops pulled out.

The care and extravagance that goes into these meals is a big part of what makes the holidays so special, but it can be exhausting. It’s easy to find yourself so busy prepping for a party that the meals between events get neglected.  That being said, I’ve run across...

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For the American Traveler

Posted by Emily

Friday, December 6, 2013

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

Regional American Cookbooks // #BooksForCooks

Whether your friends and family prefer New England seasonal staples, fresh California cuisine, comforting Prairie favorites, or the bold and spicy flavors of Texas, we’ve got a cookbook for them– and you! The America Cooks series boasts a total of over 1,500 recipes from four great American regions. Each authored by an expert in the cuisine, they are the ultimate guides to regional feasts and culinary traditions.

Prairie Home Cooking: 400 Recipes that Celebrate the Bountiful Harvests, Creative Cooks, and Comforting Foods of the American Heartland
By Judith Fertig
Buy at Amazon | Barnes&Noble | IndieBound | Kindle | NOOK

New England Home Cooking: 350 Recipes from Town and Country, Land and Sea, Hearth and Home
By Brooke Dojny
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California Home Cooking: 400 Recipes that Celebrate the Abundance of Farm and Garden, Orchard and...

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Vegan Holidays

Posted by Emily

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Bring Home the Gift of Delicious Cooking that Everyone (Including Vegans) Will Enjoy

This holiday season, take the guesswork out of what to cook the vegan eaters at your family table with two cookbooks that are guaranteed to produce delicious results. One-Dish Vegan and Vegan Planet, both by Robin Robertson offer up hundreds of creative and soul-satisfying recipes that are sure to please both vegans and non-vegans alike. In recipes such as Penne and Butternut Squash with Kale Pesto, and Tiramisu Cheesecake, Robin demonstrates the enormous potential for vegan cooking, and shows how it’s evolved into a globally-inspired, creative cuisine with something for everyone.

And, the newly released 10th anniversary edition of Vegan Planet also features updated recipes, interior design and information from the ground-breaking first edition, making it a great addition to the vegan cookbook shelf.

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For the New Vegan/Vegetarian

Posted by Emily

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

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.

Fresh from the Vegan Slow Cooker by Robin Robertson
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Blue Slow Cooker + Fresh from the Vegan Slow Cooker // #BooksForCooks

Bella Dots 5 Quart Slow Cooker, Target

Green Slow Cooker + Fresh from the Vegan Slow Cooker // #BooksForCooks

Bella Dots 6 Quart Slow Cooker, Target

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