9. A cookbook for two
Retirees don’t always enjoy cooking, or know what to make every night, especially if it’s just them. But we want them to keep eating, and keep healthy. The Cooking for Two Cookbook by America’s Test Kitchen includes reengineered 650 classic recipes to serve just two (and if there’s only one at home … leftovers!). From beef stew to lasagna to fluffy yellow cake — there’s nothing too fancy, complicated, or trendy here, but with a scientific precision that always makes it come out great, whether you love to cook or not.