Nowadays, great recipes are just a click away. We all have our favorite sites and blogs for finding the easiest weekday dinners or most impressive dinner party dishes. The experience of using an actual cookbook, however, can never be replaced. The flipping of pages, poring over of recipes and examining of pictures are all part of the classic process of cooking. I can’t tell you how many cookbooks I have on my bookshelf and I am always looking for that next great recipe book. I love looking at the pictures of the done recipe, making sure I am doing it right! Below are a few books that I have on my bookshelf and you should check them out.
The Whole30: The 30-Day Guide to Total Health and Food Freedom
The Whole30 features more than 100 chef-developed recipes, like Chimichurri Beef Kabobs and Halibut with Citrus Ginger Glaze, designed to build your confidence in the kitchen and inspire your taste buds. The book also includes real-life success stories, community resources, and an extensive FAQ to give you the support you need on your journey to “food freedom.”
All-Time Best Appetizers Cooks Illustrated
Hosting a party is overwhelming enough; let the experts at Cook’s Illustrated reduce some of the strain with this perfectly curated selection of “only the best”: the 75 best appetizer recipes ever to come out of the test kitchen. An innovative organization makes it simple to put together a well-balanced spread that hits all the high points, from something dippable to snacks to munch by the handful to elegant two-bite treats. Chapters mix cocktail party classics and modern finger foods and satisfy a variety of menus, abilities, and styles.
The Complete Cooking For Two Cookbook
America’s Test Kitchen has reengineered 650 of our best recipes to serve just two. Over the years we’ve discovered that scaling down a recipe isn’t as simple as cutting the ingredients in half—cooking times, temperatures, and equipment need to be adapted as well. This comprehensive cookbook takes the guesswork out of cooking for two so you can be sure that anything you want to make—from Classic Beef Stew to Lasagna to a mini batch of Fudgy Brownies or a Fluffy Yellow Layer Cake—will come out right (and perfectly proportioned) every time.
Cravings: Recipes for All the Food You Want to Eat
Salty, spicy, saucy, and fun as sin (that’s the food, but that’s Chrissy, too), these dishes are for family, for date night at home, for party time, and for a few life-sucks moments (salads). You’ll learn the importance of chili peppers, the secret to cheesy-cheeseless eggs, and life tips like how to use bacon as a home fragrance, the single best way to wake up in the morning, and how not to overthink men or Brussels sprouts. Because for Chrissy Teigen, cooking, eating, life, and love are one and the same.
5 Ingredient Cookbook: Easy Recipes in 5 or Less Ingredients Quick and Easy Cooking Series
This SIMPLE and DELICIOUS cookbook has step-by-step recipes that are easy to follow and simply prepared. All of the recipes only require 5 ingredients or less! No more looking for hard-to-find ingredients that you’ll only use once.
Cooking for Jeffrey: A Barefoot Contessa Cookbook
Ina’s most personal cookbook yet, Cooking for Jeffrey is filled with the recipes Jeffrey and their friends request most often as well as charming stories from Ina and Jeffrey’s many years together. There are traditional dishes that she’s updated, such as Brisket with Onions and Leeks, and Tsimmes, a vegetable stew with carrots, butternut squash, sweet potatoes, and prunes, and new favorites, like Skillet-Roasted Lemon Chicken and Roasted Salmon Tacos.
Healthy Cookbook for Two: 175 Simple, Delicious Recipes to Enjoy Cooking for Two
Cooking for two isn’t always easy. That’s why Healthy Cookbook for Two features fast, flavorful recipes using fresh, affordable ingredients that are tailored for your two-person table. From quick yet satisfying weeknight dinners to hearty Sunday brunches to guilt-free desserts, Healthy Cookbook for Two is the go-to cookbook for couples looking to prepare nutritious dishes together.
Crock Pot Recipes – The Ultimate 500 CrockPot Recipes Cookbook: Crock-Pot Meals, Crock Pot Cookbook, Slow Cooker, Slow Cooker Recipes, Slow Cooking, Slow … Meals, Paleo, Vegan
The crock pot is getting back to a simple and healthy way of life. During the years, manufacturers have improved technological features to make crock pots easier to use. So, the crock pot is designed to make gorgeous meals with very little hassle. That’s for sure, you will feed even picky eaters and they will polish off their meals! You can take your crock pot with you on the camping and you can enjoy tempting fresh meals all day every day.
Food, Health, and Happiness: 115 On-Point Recipes for Great Meals and a Better Life
Food, Health, and Happiness, Oprah shares the recipes that have allowed eating to finally be joyful for her. With dishes created and prepared alongside her favorite chefs, paired with personal essays and memories from Oprah herself, this cookbook offers a candid, behind-the-scenes look into the life (and kitchen!) of one of the most influential and respected celebrities in the world
How to Cook Everything: 2,000 Simple Recipes for Great Food,10th Anniversary Edition
Now the ultimate cookbook has been revised and expanded (almost half the material is new), making it absolutely indispensable for anyone who cooks—or wants to. With Bittman’s straightforward instructions and advice, you’ll make crowd-pleasing food using fresh, natural ingredients; simple techniques; and basic equipment. Even better, you’ll discover how to relax and enjoy yourself in the kitchen as you prepare delicious meals for every occasion.
30 Minute Meals: Quick and Easy Recipes
Are you looking for delicious and quick recipes to feed your family? This simple and easy cookbook has step-by-step recipes that are easy to follow and only take 30 minutes or less to make! With a nice variety of recipes, this book is your “go-to” cookbook when it comes to cooking for your family and friends. This book includes recipes for any occasion!