Christmas Gift Idea: Cookbooks Make Great Gifts!

I don’t know about you, but I LOVE receiving cookbooks as gifts.  Here are a few of the current best selling cookbooks (at discounted prices) from Amazon.

Baking: From My Home to Yours $26.36. Dorrie Greenspan shares her favorite recipes in this tantalizing collection, which covers all the baking bases, from muffins, cookies and brownies to spoon desserts, pies and cobblers. Instructions are clear and easy to follow, and Greenspan uses everyday ingredients readily available to the home chef.


The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook is on sale for $18.56.  Ina’s most popular recipes use familiar ingredients, but they taste even better than you would expect. Her Pan-Fried Onion Dip is the real thing, with slowly caramelized onions and fresh sour cream. Tomato soup is created from oven-roasted tomatoes and fresh basil to intensify the flavors. Meat loaf is as good as your grandmother’s, but it’s healthier because it’s made with ground turkey and fresh herbs.

The Best Casserole Cookbook Ever $16.41.  I love this book!  A good cook once said that a casserole is a blend of inspiration and what’s on hand. Beatrice Ojakangas must have had inspiration by the gallon to come up with these 500 casseroles. From a breakfast of Eggs Florentine to a dinner of Pork Chops with Apple Stuffing, soon even the most casserole-wary cook will be dishing about these delights.

The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Recipes from an Accidental Country Girl $18.15. The Pioneer Woman Cooks is a homespun collection of photography, rural stories, and scrumptious recipes that have defined my experience in the country.

Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day: The Discovery That Revolutionizes Home Baking $16.48. There’s nothing like the smell of freshly baked bread to fill a kitchen with warmth, eager appetites, and endless praise for the baker who took on such a time-consuming task. Now, you can fill your kitchen with the irresistible aromas of a French bakery every day with just five minutes of active preparation time, and Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day will show you how.

What are some of YOUR favorite cookbooks?