Gift Ideas: Books! Books make great gifts for everyone. There are books to meet most any category of interest. If you are struggling to come up with an idea for a gift for someone, a gift certificate to a bookstore is an idea, or to be more personal, purchase them a book in an area that appeals to them. Here are some ideas for some books that would make great holiday gifts this season!
Patterns of Evidence: Exodus – Available in book and DVD (or Blu-ray) formats.
Patterns of Evidence: The Exodus is an award-winning documentary by filmmaker Timothy Mahoney that chronicles an in-depth archaeological investigation in Egypt as his team attempts to corroborate the biblical text. The film explores one fundamental question: Is there any evidence that the Exodus story actually happened? Twelve years in the making, this provocative documentary reveals new or rarely seen evidence regarding the Israelites descent into slavery, their Exodus from Egypt and their ultimate conquest of the Promised Land. Although many scholars and archaeologists deny the validity of the Exodus story for lack of proof, Patterns of Evidence: The Exodus builds a case that sheds new light on the story.
The Knitter’s Book of Knowledge: A Complete Guide to Essential Knitting Techniques
Debbie Bliss is one of the world’s most respected knitwear designers, authors, and teachers—and The Knitter’s Book of Knowledge is the distillation of her decades of experience into a single, indispensable reference. With information on everything from needles and yarns to tensioning and casting on, from basic stitches to buttonholes and beading, from cabling and entrelac to finishing embellishments, it’s the ultimate guide for beginners and experienced knitters alike.
The Simple Art of Salt Block Cooking: Grill, Cure, Bake and Serve with Himalayan Salt Blocks
A GORGEOUS, FULL-COLOR GUIDE TO CRAFTING UPSCALE AND CREATIVE MEALS WITH THE WILDLY POPULAR HIMALAYAN SALT BLOCK
Revealing the tasty dishes you can make with your Himalayan salt block, this book details how to get the most out of this hot, new chef ’s tool. With The Simple Art of Salt Block Cooking, you will become the master of savory and inspire guests with professional techniques and mouthwatering recipes.
•CURE Block Cured Salmon
•BAKE Garlicky Soft Flatbread
•SEAR Rib-Eye Steak
•SEASON Scallop and Shrimp Ceviche
•ROAST Salt Roasted Radishes
•SERVE Charcuterie Plate
Including tips on how to prep, care, and cook with the Himalayan salt block, this book serves up flavorful and eye-catching appetizers, vegetables, meats, seafood and even desserts.
Making a World of Difference One Quilt at a Time: Inspiring Stories about Quilters and How They Have Touched Lives
Quilts exemplify precious things: comfort through the warmth they provide; community, since they are often created by groups; and love, given the time and effort they require. With this in mind, legions of kindhearted quilters all over the world choose to donate their labors of love to people in need. Ruth McHaney Danner has gathered fifty-four heartwarming stories of quilters who make their compassion tangible one stitch, square, and quilt at a time. Each story introduces a quilter or group of quilters, ranging from a blind woman in Texas to preschoolers in Australia. Their gifts have the power to make recipients feel cherished and supported, even though they may never meet face-to-face. These wonderfully inspiring stories show that every quilter who has ever wondered, “But what can I do?” can do something to reach out and help others.
Nearly everyone is looking for quick, simple recipes that can be prepared in a snap, and people with diabetes are no different. To meet this need, there has been an explosion of healthy, low-step recipes—simple, low-ingredient meals that can be prepared quickly and with a minimum of complicated techniques and steps. Unfortunately, a number of these recipes either skip steps at the cost of taste, or stretch the concept by combining a number of steps into one.
Nancy S. Hughes, author of eight books for the American Diabetes Association, including bestsellersThe 4-Ingredient Diabetes Cookbook and 15-Minutes Diabetic Meals, has pulled together a book that doesn’t just do the concept right, but does it better. In Two-Step Diabetes Cookbook, she has over 150 recipes that use everyday ingredients to make quick, delicious, and healthy meals in just two steps.
Perfect for weeknight meal plans or last minute dinners, this cookbook is a fantastic resource for those looking to better manage their diabetes and eat healthier. Quick, healthy, delicious recipes include Ham and Swiss Savory French Toast, Caramelized Onion and Goat Cheese Phyllo Bites, “2-Minutes-To-Fix” Italian Meatloaf, Creamy Pasta Parmesan with Bacon, Portobello Burgers with Blue Cheese Garlic Spread, Peppermint Chocolate Java Frozen Pie, and much more!
With the Two-Steps Diabetes Cookbook, there’s always enough time and ingredients to create a healthy, delicious, and diabetes-friendly meal everyone will love.
Exclusively Kamado: 50 Innovative Recipes for your Ceramic Smoker and Grill
UNIQUE RECIPES THAT UTILIZE THE KAMADO’S AMAZING ABILITY TO ENHANCE THE FLAVOR OF EVERYTHING FROM MEATS AND SEAFOOD TO VEGGIES AND BAKED GOODS
Impress your guests with these creatively delicious dishes you can only make on the amazing kamado ceramic grill. This book’s recipes and techniques take wood-fired cooking to the next level, including:
•Hickory-Smoked Beef Tri-Tip
•Chimichurri Spiced Ribs
Show Stopping Seafood
•Salt Block Grilled Bass
•Grilled Stuffed Artichokes
•Brie in Puff Pastry
•Shrimp Scampi Pizza