Books Make Amazing Presents
This year get a gift that your family and friends will use again and again. Books make terrific gifts that can be reread over and over, and used for practical things like cooking. Since everyone is different there are so many book types out there, and here are a few choices from Skyhorse Publishing to help you out this Christmas. From cook books to books with dogs to Christmas Elf ideas, here are some books that will make your family smile.
Cookbooks from Skyhorse Publishing
These three books have hundreds of recipes for you and your loved ones to try. These would be perfect gifts for the hostess that is always having friends over to the newlywed just starting out. There is just something great about recipes in a book versus the internet. I like to tweak recipes and write comments so I know if my family liked a recipe. I cannot do that on my phone or computer.
Fix-It and Forget-It Holiday Favorites
This book by Hope Comerford, has 150 easy recipes you can make in your crock pot. Since these holiday recipes utilize the slow cooker you will have more ti me this holiday to spend time with family and still wow your guests. These recipes are easy to follow and big time savers. Most noteworthy is the big full color photo of each recipe. I tried a recipe from this book just the other night for dinner. My family loved it and told me to please make it again. The recipe was Slow Cooker Creamy Italian Chicken and it was easy and turned out so wonderful.
Welcome Home Cookbook
This cookbook also by Hope Comerford, is filled with recipes that you can pull together quick when you need to. Since people pop in unexpectedly and things come up this cook book is a great stress reducer. Each of the 450 recipes in this book tell you the prep time and cook time so there is no mystery on what to expect. Pretty full color pictures show you what the dish will look like, and it is all kept together with a ring binding so you can lay the book flat on your counter. This book will be your go to book for great recipes and family favorites.
The American Table
This book brings together classic comfort foods from across the country. It is by Chef Larry Edwards, and contains 165 recipes of wholesome, filling favorites. Chef Larry Edwards honors the tradition of true American food that comes from hearty people, innovative spirits, and bountiful farms. Here you will experience flavors from all over the country all brought together in this collection of recipes. This book will bring you back in time to grandma’s table.
Homer for the Holidays
Now not everyone we get presents for, like to cook, but who doesn’t like a story about adorable pugs? This Skyhorse Publishing book is a heart warming adventure destined to be a holiday favorite for dog lovers of all ages. Homer for the Holidays is written by Wilson the Pug and his owner Nancy Levine. In the story Wilson helps Homer to find a home for the holidays. It is full of great sepia pictures of their pug antics. In addition to the story being cute with a happy ending, the book helps the Humane Society to stop puppy mills. That means there is more than one reason to add this book to the pile of gifts you are giving out this year.
A Dog for Christmas
The dogs do not stop with Homer! In this Amish Christmas romance by Linda Byler, a big black Newfoundland plays a starring role. This book goes along with a man named Henry and the tragedy of his life. Christmas becomes a hard time for him, but then there is a miracle. We know that no Christmas story is complete without a miracle, and Henry gets his. This book delivers a beautiful Christmas story of quiet triumph even when faced with lifelong adversity.
101 Things To Do With Your Christmas Elf
Lastly Skyhorse Publishing has this cool little book by Jason Deas, which will give you fun unique ideas for your elf. Many people with young children have an elf sitting in your house to watch the behavior of the kids. That elf is expected to move around and be in different places through out the house. If you decide to move the elf to the same places over and over, it will become boring. Plus your kids will find it less believable! Then on the other hand if you do not move the elf the kids might figure out the truth about Santa and grow up way too fast.
To help you with this Jason Deas has come up with 101 different ideas for posing your elf. Ideas like making him skis, or having him become a mechanic to fix a toy car. How about having him captured by your Nutcracker, or flying high on a platform from the fan. There are great ideas that are full of fun and Christmas spirit, all with photos to show you how. This book is a great help to the busy parents who need to keep their little elf helper on the move.
Which books from Skyhorse Publishing will you get for your loved ones this year?
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