As the new couple builds their new home together, let this cookbook be their guide in the kitchen. Each chapter focuses on one ingredient—from butternut squash to salmon—to give the novice chef the best shot at mastering the basics. In addition to easy-to-follow recipes for appetizers, main courses, and dessert, the book also features kitchen cheat sheets (recipe conversions and baking sheet math) to help the happy couple become pros in no time.
Couples throwing their first dinner parties will appreciate a set of four cloth napkins, each one printed with a literary love letter. Emily Dickinson, Jack London, Mark Twain, and D.H. Lawrence make eloquent dining companions.
If there’s one thing an engaged couple has on their plate, it’s sending mail: Between invitations, save-the dates, and thank you notes, the parade of envelopes can seem endless. These wooden stamps, carved with a name and return address, are a lovely time-saver.