Food Gift Love

Complete with Pinterest-ready DIY packaging.

Maggie Battista began her blog, Eat Boutique, in 2007 and was soon shipping her creations around the country. Her new book, Food Gift Love, features more than 100 recipes to make, wrap and share in the same spirit. Partly inspired by her mother, an immigrant who was determined to become an exemplary American housewife, Battista illustrates the importance of hospitality.

Food Gift Love lays out what to keep in your pantry, instructions for DIY gift wrap and suggestions for different types of occasions and recipients. Chapters are organized by recipe type and then range from basic to the more difficult. Learn to make raspberry vinegar, jam-swirled marshmallows, minty pickles and more in Pinterest-perfect packaging your friends and family will love this holiday season. 

"Food Gift Love," by Maggie Battista, hmhco.com

Nancy Stiles is the managing editor at Feast.