Gift Guides

Cookbooks 2009

In the Food section's holiday cookbook guide this year, we're offering 32 choices that tell stories, relate history and can change your life, one meal at a time.


Making a home look like Christmas

Designer Erin Paige Pitts's Chesapeake Bay house offers lots of good decorating ideas.

Holiday sweets

Holiday cookies 2009

This year, we offer 25 delicate, fruity, savory, colorful, gingerrific, vegan, buttery, giftable and easy-to-freeze treats to brighten the holidays.

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