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I get tired of eating the same thing for dinner all the time. My husband is a picky eater, but he's a meat and potato kind of guy. I struggle to come up with my own recipes, but I can follow a recipe easily. This is where the food & cookbooks on this list come in handy for me.

These food & cookbooks made the Goodreads 2017 best choice awards. I can't wait to check out some of these books to help with my menu planning.


  1. 5 Ingredients – Quick Easy Food by Jamie Oliver

  2. A Really Big Lunch: Meditations on Food and Life from the Roving Gourmand by Jim Harrison

  3. BraveTart: Iconic American Desserts by Stella Parks

  4. Coming to My Senses: The Making of a Counterculture Cook by Alice Waters

  5. Cork Dork: A Wine-Fueled Adventure Among the Obsessive Sommeliers, Big Bottle Hunters, and Rogue Scientists Who Taught Me to Live for Taste by Bianca Bosker

  6. Eight Flavors: The Untold Story of American Cuisine by Sarah Lohman

  7. Food, Health, and Happiness: 115 On-Point Recipes for Great Meals and a Better Life by Oprah Winfrey

  8. Give a Girl a Knife by Amy Thielen

  9. Grocery: The Buying and Selling of Food in America by Michael Ruhlman

  10. Half Baked Harvest Cookbook: Recipes from My Barn in the Mountains by Tieghan Gerard

  11. Love Real Food: More Than 100 Feel-Good Vegetarian Favorites to Delight the Senses and Nourish the Body by Kathryne Taylor

  12. Ready or Not!:150+ Make-Ahead, Make-Over, and Make-Now Recipes by Nom Nom Pale by Michelle Tam

  13. Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking by Samin Nosrat

  14. Smitten Kitchen Every Day: Triumphant and Unfussy New Favorites by Deb Perelman

  15. Stirring Up Fun with Food: Over 100 Amazing and Easy Food Crafting Projects by Sarah Michelle Gellar

  16. Sweet by Yotam Ottolenghi

  17. The Cooking Gene: A Journey Through African American Culinary History in the Old South by Michael W. Twitty

  18. The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Come and Get It! Simple, Scrumptious Recipes for Crazy Busy Lives by Ree Drummond

  19. The Wellness Mama Cookbook by Katie Wells

  20. Whole New You: How Real Food Transforms Your Life, for a Healthier, More Gorgeous You by Tia Mowry

I have a few cookbooks that were given to me that are about crockpot meals. My husband doesn't like the crockpot. He eats off of texture and says everything in the crockpot is mushy. Most of the recipes I use I've found online. I'd love to have a few actual cookbooks to use.

I know I definitely want to read 5 Ingredients – Quick Easy Food by Jamie Oliver. Those are the types of recipes that speak to me. I love recipes that are simple to follow and only have a few ingredients. I love to eat food, but I'm not real big on spending all day in the kitchen to prepare it.

I also need to start preparing healthier meals. I always say I'm going to do that and end up still making dinners that aren't that healthy. I'm trying though, it's a struggle to break bad habits. One thing I definitely have to work on is not ordering out, or going out to eat as often!

What are some of your favorite cookbooks? It can be from this list or another cookbook you enjoy.


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