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Fab Finds: Cookbooks I'm Currently Loving

Fab Finds: Cookbooks I'm Currently Loving

It's no secret I LOOOOOVE cooking, and most of all, I love a good cookbook! Remember THIS post?! It's truly an addiction - I'm addicted to the gorgeous photos, the feel and look of the pages, and obviously...the content. I genuinely love reading recipes from top to bottom, it's therapeutic to me...then by the time I start cooking I know EXACTLY what I'm about to dig into!

I decided (with your help and by popular vote) to share with you all some of the cookbooks that are getting me through my weekday dinners!



by Lindsay Maitland Hunt

One of my FAAAAAVORITES right now!! Honestly, stop what you're doing and buy this book NOW! Every single recipe I've made from this book has turned out absolutely picture-perfect, so delicious and not to mention beyond simple to prepare. I cannot say enough about how great this book is, IN LOVE!


Tried and oh So delicious!

Shortcut Shakshuka for Two

Roasted Vegetable and Barley Bowls - I added Rotisserie Chicken

Spiced Chicken and Chickpea Flatbreads with Cucumber-Dill Tzatziki

Bahn Mi Rice Bowls with Spicy Pork and Sriracha Mayo - One of my favs!

Coriander-Rubbed Chicken Breasts with Lentil-Radicchio Salad

Creamy Tahini Dressing

Cidery Dijon Vinaigrette

Cucumber-Dill Tzatziki


On The Docket

Turkey and Chickpea Burgers with Dill Havarti

Seared Salmon with Sautéed Squash and Greens 


Magnolia Table

by Joanna Gaines

Talk about cozy comfort food for the soul - this book delivers JUST THAT! Every single recipe has a heartwarming backstory, is VERY simple to make, is absolutely delicious and will most definitely please the whole family! I truly want to try every recipe in this book and I have a feeling I will most certainly get through a good chunk of it very soon!


Tried and Oh So Delicious!

Three-Cheese Quiche - I added bacon!

Sour Cream Chicken Enchiladas - Rich & Luscious!

Mexican Rice

Chicken Spaghetti - Heavenly!

Meat Loaf - Most moist meatloaf I've EVER had! <-- Try saying "Most Moist" 3X fast!

Aunt Opal's Banana Pudding - Easiest dessert to make, MUST. MAKE. IMMEDIATELY.



JoJo's Biscuits

Savory Ham & Cheese Bread Pudding with Tomato Hollandaise 

Gaines Brother Burgers with Drip Jam

Country Potato Soup with Crumbled Bacon

Layered Arugula Salad with Pear Vinaigrette

Becki's Mac & Cheese

Creamy Squash Casserole with Green Chiles

King Ranch Chicken with Mexican-Style Jicama Salad

Spiced Pecan Pie

Brownie Pie


The Love & Lemons Cookbook

by Jeanine Donofrio

Whether you're vegetarian, vegan or not, this cookbook is straight up gorgeous, informational and a fabulous look into all things fruits and veggies! Love & Lemons has taken me outside of my comfort zone and even made me crave meat-less dishes! 'Scuse me? What I love about this book is that each fruit and vegetable is highlighted; i.e. artichoke chapter showcases all recipes that include...artichokes, so on and so forth. It's so organized and absolutely lovely! 


Tried and Oh So Delicious!

Lemon Broccoli  & Caper Couscous - For extra protein, add grilled chicken!

Spring Onion Pizzas

Spring Leek & Lemon Pasta - Added grilled chicken

Mint Pesto


On the Docket

Flatbread with White Bean Puree & Asparagus Ribbons

Raspberry Lemon Dutch Baby

Carrot-Ginger Grain Bowl

Eggplant & Mushroom "Meatballs"

Poblano Quesadillas

Roasted Red Pepper & Carrot Soup

Butternut Squash & Black Bean Enchiladas

Creamy Pumpkin Brown Rice Penne

Butternut Squash Risotto & Arancini


Bobby Flay Fit

by Bobby Flay

Who watches Beat Bobby Flay on the Food Network? One episode in and I can't stop watching; I am completely addicted! I'm always on the edge of my seat to see who can ACTUALLy beat Bobby Flay. It rarely happens, but when it does, it's pretty darn cool! With that being said, you KNOW he's an extraordinary chef and recipe developer. When I saw this book, I skimmed through it immediately and thought this would not only be a wonderful mix of easy to produce and mouthwatering recipes, but a book that would help me incorporate new and different lifestyle eating habits into my life. 


Tried and Oh So Delicious!

Guacamole - Super authentic, but with a twist!

Pickled Red Onion - HEAVEN!!!

Quinoa con Pollo with Peas and Green Olive

Pomegranate and Chili Glazed Pork Carnitas


On the Docket

Buttermilk Dressing

Vanilla Date Smoothie with Nutmeg & Orange

PB&J Cream of Wheat

Savory Oatmeal with Poached Egg, Parmesan & Bacon

Mango Upside-Down Granola Bars with Macadamia and Coconut

Yogurt Flatbread

Salsa Verde Chicken Soup with Roasted Hominy

Eggplant Parmesan Redux

Individual New York-Style Strawberry Cheekcake

Olive Oil Brownies with Toasted Bread Crumbs


What's Gaby Cooking - Everyday California Food

by Gaby Dalkin

This book is STUNNING!!!!!!!! Do you follow Gaby on the social medes? She is constantly on-the-go, but always creating some sort of delicious dish to feed her friends, family and most importantly US! When she finally released this cookbook earlier this year, I couldn't wait to get my hands on it (I obviously pre-ordered it!) and I just knew there would be some killer recipes I needed to try immediately!


Tried and Oh So Delicious!

Green Rice Burrito Bowl

Cobb for All Seasons - Try adding grilled salmon!

Lazy Girl Chicken Enchiladas with Cumin Crema

Grilled Salmon Skewers with Basil Vinaigrette 

Balsamic Grilled Flank Steak with Charred Tomatoes

Triple Creme Grilled Cheese - BOMB!

Chicken Parmesan Pappardelle

Lemon Champagne Vinaigrette


On the Docket

Bruschetta Bar

Pepper Jack Bean Dip

Gaby's Famous Guacamole

Dad's Pepper Jack, Bacon & Corona Beer Bread

Stone Fruit with Burrata

Garlic Wild Mushrooms

Taco Skillet Bake

Pesto Lasagna Bolognese

Palm Springs Date Shake


The Seasoned Life

by Ayesha Curry

I love this book because Ayesha does a great job of intertwining family and food all together into one beautiful space! She is SUCH a family gal and you can really see that shine through as you read through some of her excerpts while she describes memories of certain dishes, cooking with her kids and even a cute Q&A with her hubby, Stephan Curry!  She also includes some fun DIY beauty recipes for fabulous scrubs and more!


Tried and Oh So Delicious!

One-Hour Bread -YOU NEED TO MAKE THIS!!!!

Salmon Sandwiches with Mango and Asian Pear Salad

Orange-Thyme Chicken Thighs with Carrot Puree - This puree is insane!!

Pork Chops and Apples - Tastes like the holidays


On the Docket

Balsamic Dressing

Pear and Arugula Salad with Saved Parmesan

Carolina Chowder

Sticky Honey-Garlic Baby Back Ribs

The Best Mac and Cheese

Meyer Lemon Bourbon Cocktail

Rum and Chocolate Banana Bread

Citrus-Olive Oil Cake


Giada's Feel Good Food

by Giada De Laurentiis

This book not only includes healthy meals that are easy to make AND taste delicious, but also includes her own personal beauty tips, and my personal favorite - PACKING TIPS! It truly is a lifestyle book showcasing everything from food to exercise to beauty and travel! It is a must have for your collection!


Tried and Oh So Delicious!

Farfalle with Chicken, Cremini Mushrooms and Swiss Chard - I used rotisserie chicken for a shortcut and spinach

Halibut with Artichoke and Olive Caponata - I've made this MULTIPLE times, winner every time!


On the Docket

Lemon-Mustard Potato Salad

Whole-Wheat Orzo with Artichoke Pesto

Soba Noodle Salad

Cinnamon Kettle Corn

Shrimp, Avocado, and Mango Rolls

Salmon with Lemon, Capers, and Rosemary

Salmon with Basil and Chive Tzatziki

Chocolate Fig Bites

Hopefully I've inspired you to try out a new cookbook or recipe and perhaps step outside your comfort zone! 


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