Here's a sampling of other local cookbooks available for holiday season giving:
- The residents at Riverview Terrace in Traverse City offer "Grandma's Favorite Comfort Foods: A Treasury of the Best Homemade Cookin' Recipes." The 185-page cookbook features 300 old and new family recipes for appetizers, beverages, salads, soups, breads, desserts, main dishes and ethnic foods. The cookbooks can be purchased at the Traverse City Housing Commission office on the main floor of Riverview Terrace at150 Pine Street between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Price is $5.
- "A Forever Keepsake" produced by Church Women United of the Greater Grand Traverse Area represents 41 local churches. Recipes run from punches, appetizers, soups, salads, breads, meat and casserole dishes, along with cookies, cakes, pies and candies. The price is $8.50, with proceeds going to help those in need in our area. They can be purchased by calling Vera at 938-1387 or at the local Church Women United meeting today, Dec. 6, at Peninsula Bible Church, 430 Fair Street, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
- Traverse Bay United Methodist Church United Methodist Women produced "Favorites from Our Family" this year. The padded hardcover three-ring binder with e-book included features eight food sections containing 331 recipes from church families. Cost is $12.50. Books can be obtained from the church office at 1200 Ramsdell in Traverse City or by calling 946-5323.
- Northwest Michigan Community Action Agency is selling the "NMCAA's Annual 2011 Gift of Warmth Gala Recipe Book — Recipes to warm hearts and homes" for $5 for the holidays. In bound booklet form, the contents include soup, salads, breads, main courses, sweets, vegetables and miscellaneous. Proceeds from sales will support NMCAA's Emergency Gap Fund serving Benzie, Grand Traverse, Leelanau, Kalkaska and Antrim counties. This is a fund that counselors can use to assist clients in case management with small needs that may be preventing them from becoming self sufficient. To purchase the cookbook, visit NMCAA's main office at 3963 Three Mile Road in Traverse City.