Moms who love a good story as much as a good recipe will appreciate A Homemade Life: Stories and Recipes From My Kitchen Table ($13, originally $16) by Molly Wizenberg. She's better known as the author of the food blog Orangette and is the mom to an adorable toddler. The book (written before the birth of her daughter) chronicles her relationship with food and her parents. You can't help but get swept up in her nostalgic spirit for her mother's pound cake or her father's mayonnaise-y potato salad.
Recipes Entwined With Stories