Holiday Gift Idea: Homemade Sour Dill Pickles

jar of pickles under the Xmas tree

One of my favorite holiday traditions in my extended family is for me to make sour dill pickles as gifts for everyone! For many years I have been making them with the “help” of my best friend’s son who has slowly become more and more helpful as he has grown. Sadly this year the biggest pickle lovers in the family have now moved to other cities and you can’t bring a jar of pickles on the plane. So this year I’m hoping some of you will pick up this tradition and make some pickles as gifts for your friends and family!

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Shrimp and Corn, Garlic-Butter Brushed Rolls

2 overstuffed hot dog rolls full of shrimp, corn and vegetables

It’s the summer, it’s beautiful and we’re celebrating 2 years since the Good and Cheap Kickstarter ended … and we just donated our 70,000th free cookbook! So let’s make some decadent shrimp rolls!

But first, the free PDF has now been downloaded 1 MILLION TIMES. If you haven’t seen it, grab a copy here.

If you’d like to see where the book is making a difference in your community, click here to see our interactive map of all 1,350 organizations that have received free or discounted copies.

Huge, unending thanks to everyone who made this possible — the Kickstarter backers, Workman Publishing, our distribution partner Access Wireless, and all of you who spread the word (and who spread the book itself). You’ve changed my life, and we’ve changed a lot of other lives together. 🙂 Keep reading

Leanne Brown

Hi, I'm Leanne Brown. I’m a bestselling cookbook author. I want to help you find peace, healing and freedom through cooking.

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My newest creation, Good Enough, is a self-care cookbook that offers personal and vulnerable storytelling, delicious recipes, and encouraging advice to teach you how to accept yourself, love yourself, and find peace through the act of cooking. Learn more here!

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Good and Cheap is a gorgeous cookbook for people with limited income, particularly on a $4/day food stamps budget. The PDF is free (ahora en Español!) and has been downloaded over 15,000,000 times. For more info, see All About Good and Cheap and Donation Impact.

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