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These Are the Ultimate Gifts for Costco, Aldi, and Trader Joe's Junkies

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Grocery Store Geek Gifts

Just as some people have fervent allegiances to sports teams, political parties, and pizza chains, so, too, do some folks have a devotion to a particular grocery store such as Aldi, Trader Joe's, or Costco. Naturally, cookbooks have emerged designed to appeal to those allegiances. If you know someone who's appreciative of Aldi, true blue for Trader Joe's, or committed to Costco, then one of these cookbooks would make a great holiday gift.  


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The I Love Trader Joe's Cookbook
Always Fits

The I Love Trader Joe's Cookbook

$20 from Always Fits

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With 240 pages, you can bet there will be quite a few recipes in this book — a 10th anniversary edition — that'll appeal to your favorite Trader Joe's devotee. Examples of recipes include apple sausage and cheddar bites, chile and crab chowder, brie and pear galette, margarita pork chops, and a lamb loin with pomegranate reduction. 


Related: Holiday Treats From Trader Joe's That You Don't Want to Miss

'The Unofficial ALDI Cookbook'
Amazon

The Unofficial Aldi Cookbook

$16 from Amazon

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Released earlier in 2021, this book offers recipes made with "simple, budget-friendly Aldi-brand ingredients." It's got 75 recipes, is illustrated with full-color photos, and includes recipes such as everything bagel dip, breaded chicken Parmigiana, and baked French toast with berries. 


Related: These 10 Aldi Products Are Customers' Favorites

'Cooking Through Trader Joe's Cookbook'
Amazon
'Cooking Through Trader Joe's Cookbook Favorites'
Amazon
'A Decade of Cooking, The Costco Way'
Amazon

A Decade of Cooking, the Costco Way

$20 from Amazon

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Chances are excellent that if you're a Costco regular you've seen this 2011-released cookbook in the warehouse a time or two. With 240 pages, it offers recipes for breakfast, appetizers, beverages, soup and sides, salads, entrees, desserts, and more. Not surprisingly, it's not the only cookbook in "The Costco Way" culinary library: Other titles include "Simply Delicious," "Home Cooking," "Easy Cooking," "Smart Cooking," "Favorite Recipes," and many more. 


Related: 24 Costco Foods With Cult Followings

'The I Love Trader Joe's Air Fryer Cookbook'
Amazon

The I Love Trader Joe's Air Fryer Cookbook

$20 from Amazon

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Know someone who's got a lotta love for TJ's and an air fryer that's just begging for more use? This 240-page cookbook is the gift for them — although they won't actually get it until April of 2022. Still, you can pre-order it now and let them know it's coming. Then, come late spring, selflessly help your gift recipient out by digging into dishes such as garlic rosemary salmon, roasted artichokes, crunchy asparagus spears, and more.  


Related: 23 Things You Should Skip at Trader Joe's

'The I Love Trader Joe's College Cookbook'
Always Fits

The I Love Trader Joe's College Cookbook

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This book promises to provide "180 quick and easy recipes for busy (and broke) college students." Recipes include dishes such as French toast and sausage sandwiches, crab cakes Benedict, and easy Instant Pot hamburger mac and cheese. So, yeah ... it's for college students, sure, but those sound like meals just about anyone would want to snarf up.  


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