Disney Gift Guide: Disney Cookbooks!

There’s something completely awesome about finding one of my favorite Disney recipes and reproducing it at home.

After all, I can’t be at the parks everyday, so it’s a real treat to reproduce a little of that Disney magic right in my own kitchen!

Disney Cookbooks for the Whole Family

If you love cooking as much as you love eating (or you know someone who does), then today’s gift guide is just for you! We’re compiling some of our all-time favorite Disney cookbooks into one handy post for your perusing pleasure. Let’s get started!

Chef Mickey: Treasures From the Vault & Delicious New Favorites

Chef Mickey: Treasures From the Vault & Delicious New Favorites by Pam Brandon and the Disney Chefs has to be one of our favorite Disney cookbooks to date! The book features more than 150 recipes from Walt Disney World, Disneyland, and Disney Cruise Line.

Chef Mickey Treasures From the Vault

But in addition to wonderfully classic dishes, like Steak Diane from the Lake Buena Vista Club, you’ll also find a collection of vintage photographs, including some of Walt Disney himself!

Mickey’s Gourmet Cookbook: Most Popular Recipes From Walt Disney World & Disneyland

One of our staff favorites, Mickey’s Gourmet Cookbook: Most Popular Recipes From Walt Disney World & Disneyland by the Disney Book Group is a volume that we find ourselves pulling off the shelf time and again for vintage recipes, as well as current favorites!


In fact, before it was available in bookstores, this book sold over 300,000 copies in the parks alone!

Delicious Disney

Published in 2006, Delicious Disney by Pam Brandon and the Disney Chefs is chock-full of your favorite recipes from restaurants throughout the parks, resorts, and cruise ships.

Delicious Disney

The book also includes lots of full-color photos that help to ensure your dish turns out just right!

Cooking With Mickey: The Most Requested Recipes from Walt Disney World and Disneyland

This one has been a fan favorite for years! With several editions, the Cooking With Mickey: Most Requested Recipes books offer several great recipes from decades of Disney dishes. Be sure to grab one with the original plastic comb binding!

Cooking With Mickey and the Chefs of Disney

224 pages of Mickey’s finest! This is another book that contains recipes from Disney World restaurants and chefs. This was one of the original Disney Resort cookbooks!

Published in 1998, this may not have your most recent favorites, but it will most definitely have the classics. This is a more straightforward cookbook and doesn’t have as many glossy photos as the others do. Those of you who find it distracting to flip through endless pages of photos to get to your recipe will love this one! For more up to date recipes, there’s a new version of this cookbook published in 2004

Delicious Disney Desserts

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Disney Foodie Friday: Holiday Gift Ideas Part 3

Lots of shopping happening in my corner of the world, and I’m exhausted! For those of you who are smarter than me and doing your shopping online, here are a few fun foodie gift ideas for those Disney fans in your life.

Gift Ideas for Disney Foodies

tianas-cookbookTiana’s Cookbook (The Princess and the Frog), Recipes for Kids by Disney Press: First up, Ryan from Main Street Gazette suggested we throw this cookbook in the mix! Perfect for all of the new Princess Tiana fans out there! Here’s what Disney says about it: “This kid-friendly cookbook features recipes inspired by Tiana’s restaurant in The Princess and the Frog. With simple instructions, large photographs, and charming character art, the book features everything from Tiana’s famous beignets to a bayou smoothie. A star-rating system lets kids know how difficult the recipes are and the characters offer cooking tip. This charming cookbook is sure to please!

caramel apple smallSilvestri Sweets Disney Apple Dipping Kit, 14-Ounce Boxes (Pack of 2): This looks like a great activity for a snowy afternoon — perfect for the week between Christmas and New Year’s Eve! The kit contains plenty of caramel, chopped peanuts, Mickey sprinkles, and wooden sticks. All you have to do is supply the apples and the man power!

Mickey lunchbox pinDisney Character Lunchbox Pins: Okay everyone, these are about the most adorable things I’ve seen in a long time. There are lunchboxes for Mickey (shown), Chip and Dale, Stitch, Minnie, and Tinkerbell. Each have a hinged opening so you can see what’s inside! Wait ’til you see what Stitch is having for lunch…

chocolatesLeonidas Belgian Chocolates: Special Edition Mickey Mouse Chocolate Assortment Box: These look so delicious as I’m sitting here after an hour at the gym… (P.S.: If you’re hungry, do NOT click on that link and read what the fillings are on those chocolates.)

gift towerDisney Mickey Mouse Deluxe Holiday Gift Tower: Three boxes decorated with Mickey and friends sounds great, but I know you want to hear what’s inside! Here’s the list:
* 6.0 oz. Chocolate Drizzled Popcorn with Nuts
* 3.0 oz. Peppermint Bark
* 3.0 oz. Chocolate Covered Bing Cherries
* 3.0 oz. Shortbread Fingers
* 2.1 oz. Chocolate Covered Grahams

For the other two posts in this series (e.g. more gift ideas!), click here: Disney Foodie Friday Week 1 or here: Disney Foodie Friday Week 2

Send Your Suggestions for Disney Food Gifts!
If you see any fun Disney foodie gifts, let me know so that I can highlight them for other Disney Food fans! You can contact me via twitter, facebook, or email. Looking forward to your suggestions! :-)

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