Favorite Cookbooks Vol. 1

I don’t know what it is about cookbooks, but I absolutely love them! It’s my favorite section at the library and bookstores. My local library has a HUGE selection of cookbooks. There are several stacks filled with thousands of cookbooks and I could wander through those aisles for hours. Over the years, I’ve started my own collection and I thought it would be fun to share my favorites. This collections is some of my general favorites. I’ve either learned a lot from these books or refer to them often for recipes or just find them incredibly inspiring.

Weekday Weekend – I love everything Elsie and Emma do and this book is no exception. It’s such a great concept (healthy during the week and regular meals during the weekend) and it’s so beautiful. I love their easy recipes and beautiful photos. I flip through this one when I want to make something tasty or if I just need some inspiration.

Salt, Fat, Acid, and Heat – I’ve seen this book in so many homes, but I never looked into until I watched the Netflix series. I instantly fell in love Samin and her method. I ordered this book immediately after watching the series and have learned so much! At first, I was bothered by the fact that there were no photos, but after I realized it was intentional so you focus on learning and not comparing, the illustrations became my favorite. I’ve made it a goal for my 27 Before 27 list to cook through this book over this next year.

Magnolia Table – This one became an instant regular in our home. I’ve made her chocolate chip recipes so many times. It’s such a beautiful book and it’s packed with tons of amazing recipes.

Vintage Cocktails – This book is so beautiful and unique and has great recipes for cocktails. It’s so fun to flip through and to use for drink recipes. Each recipe has a photo and a handwritten recipe. It’s like flipping through an art book.

Body Love – This book has tons of information in it. It’s so helpful and I love the section of colored pages that breaks down a week with healthy routines. It makes it really easy to come up with a healthy meal plan. I make a Fab Four smoothie almost everyday and I refer to this book often for smoothie recipes.

One Pot of the Day – We have used this book so many times! It has a different recipe for every day of the year. It’s a great way to pick a recipe for dinner if you unsure of what you want to eat. Plus, it highlights seasonal ingredients throughout the year! It’s such a fun way to meal plan. All of the recipes we have made have been delicious!

I’m excited to share more of my favorite with you in the future. If you have any favorite cookbooks, let me know in the comments! I was love finding new ones to add to my shelf! – Laura

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