Cookbook Gift Guide 2016

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Cookbook Gift Guide 2016

I love cookbooks and have quite the collection. Today, I am sharing some of my favorite Cookbooks from 2016! All of these books make great holiday gifts! And if you want to give a gift to yourself, I totally understand, there is nothing wrong with buying yourself a few cookbooks this holiday season. Your cookbook collection NEEDS these books:)

Oh, and let me know what cookbooks you are loving right now. Leave your favorites in the comments. I am always looking for new cookbooks! Happy reading and happy cooking!

Dorie’s Cookies by Dorie Greenspan-this is my favorite cookbook of the year, maybe of all time! I love cookies and I love Dorie so this book is a match made in heaven. It is the BEST cookie cookbook out there. Everyone on my list is getting this book.

Skinnytaste Fast and Slow by Gina Homolka-if you have trouble getting dinner on the table, this is the book for you. Gina’s cookbook is filled with delicious and healthy quick and easy recipes AND slow cooker recipes. The fast and slow concept is genius!

Cooking for Jeffery by Ina Garten-I have always been an Ina fan and now she has a book for Jeffery. The best!

The Seasoned Life by Ayesha Curry-We are huge Warriors fans and love the Curry family so I was super excited to get Ayesha’s book. She definitely knows her way around the kitchen, we are loving her recipes!

Molly on the Range by Molly Yeh-I love Molly’s blog and I love her new book. Delicious recipes and great writing.

Cravings by Chrissy Teigen-I keep coming back to this cookbook. It is filled with delicious recipes that you will crave!

The Vanilla Bean Baking Book by Sarah Kieffer-this baking book is beautiful and I want to make everything.

The Love and Lemons Cookbook by Jeanine Donofrio-If you have a vegetarian on your list or someone who is trying to eat more veggies, this is the book for them. It also makes a great coffee table book because it is so beautiful.

Alternative Baker by Alanna Taylor-Tobin-this cookbook is filled with GORGEOUS desserts that are all gluten-free…but you will never know it because they are so amazing!

Marbled, Swirled, and Layered by Irvin Lin-this is such a fun and creative baking book. The cover says it all!

Eating in the Middle by Andie Mitchell-I love Andie’s book. You will find healthy recipes and indulgent recipes, it is all about balance.

The I Heart Naptime Cookbook by Jamielyn Nye-this cookbook is filled with lots of family friendly recipes and even some fun crafts and DIY projects to do with the kiddos.

The Cookies and Cups Cookbook by Shelly Jaronsky-this cookbook is for the person with a sweet tooth on your list! Dessert first is always a good idea.

The Dude Diet by Serena Wolf-the perfect cookbook for the dude on your list! It is filled with healthier versions of the typical dude foods…pizza, Chinese takeout, nachos, etc.

Small Victories by Julia Turshen-the perfect cookbook for new cooks or cooks that want to be inspired. This cookbook will teach anyone to cook with confidence.

Fast to the Table Freezer Cookbook-this cookbook will help you stock your freezer with delicious meals!

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I'm Maria and my husband is Josh. We share a love of cooking, baking, and entertaining. We enjoy creating recipes that are simple, fresh, and family friendly. We love sitting around the table with good food, good conversation, and good friends and family! Our kitchen is always open!
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  1. I love Eating in the Middle, it was my favorite purchase of this year and I really want Ina’s new book. How cute is it that she wrote a book about feeding her man. I can’t wait to get it!

  2. I don’t have Dorie’s Cookies but after seeing it on both your list and Jessica’s list, it belonged in my Amazon cart where I just put it! Thanks for sharing it may have been your fave book of the YEAR!

  3. I haven’t got any of these cookbooks, unusual for me as i have hundreds! But they sound great so you have given me some ideas for gifts!

    Rachael xx.

  4. I cooked from several of these this year (I tend to check them out from the library). Shout outs to Small Victories (the Merguez sausages were outstanding and easy) and Cravings (I loved both the Basil Chicken and Drunken Noodles recipes). I also enjoyed Simple, by Diana Henry. So many interesting flavor combos.

  5. Thank you for the fantastic recommendations. I had a GC for B&N, so I purchased Cookies & Cups and The Dude Diet. I figured DH wouldn’t be too upset for adding to the cookbooks if I added a guy book to cook for him with. 😉

  6. This is a fantastic list! I have Love and Lemons, Dorie’s and Ina’s cookbooks on my wishlist. I recently bought A New Way to Dinner and I love it! You should check it out. 🙂

  7. This is such a great list Maria!  I just ordered Dude’s Diet for that dude in my life, and cannot wait for him to cook for me!