Holiday Gift Ideas
December 12, 2011 | Peggy Martin
Need a holiday gift or an addition to a personal cookbook collection? We have a new cookbook, Healthy & Homemade, that is a great resource for any family. Individual copies sell for $5 at the ISU Extension online store.
The cookbook is a collection from the SpentSmart.EatSmart website. It is designed for families who have limited time and want to stretch their food dollars. Eighty recipes are featured in the spiral bound collection; color photos are included for many of the recipes. The cookbook includes a glossary of cooking terms, abbreviations and measurements, a list of substitutions, tips and options for each recipe, nutrition labels and meal ideas. There is a category for each section of the meal: main dish, appetizer, salad, side dish, dessert and snacks.
I’m excited about the cookbook. Reviewers were impressed with the helpful tips, menus and extras that were added to make each recipe simple to prepare.
Here are some other gift ideas related to cooking or food.
- Versatile ideas from you kitchen that make cooking at home faster, easier, or cheaper.
- A recipe from SpendSmart that makes a good gift is Crispy Granola
- Gift ideas of your time and talent
- More “food mix in a jar” recipes in the NDSU Extension publication “Mix It Up to Expand Your Gift-giving Dollar”. It includes printable recipe cards to attach to the gifts. Or check out University of Nebraska – Lincoln’s “Cook It Quick” December newsletter featuring, “Mix it Up to Expand your Holidays Gift-Giving Dollar Food Mixes in a Jar” for more recipes.