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Holiday Gift Guide of Cookbooks Written by Your Favorite Food Bloggers

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Each book in this Holiday Gift Guide of Cookbooks is written by some of your favorite Food Bloggers. There’s something for everyone and everyone’s taste buds.

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Cookbook Gift Guide

It’s really not too early to get started on that Holiday shopping, especially since this year’s shopping may be totally different that last year’s.  More people are shopping online than ever before with most of them staying or working from home now.  With that in mind, start planning what you’re getting everyone on your list.  

Have some foodies or budding chefs on that list? I’ve compiled a Holiday Gift Guide of Cookbooks Written by Your Favorite Food Bloggers.  I know there are some great recipe books out there by the best of the best, but I wanted to focus on small business owners, like us food bloggers.  

The holidays are the perfect time to buy cookbooks for someone on your list.  Whether you choose one that you think they will love or one that you absolutely love, it’s a personal gift chosen with thought and care.   I asked my tribe to share links to their cookbooks and their blogs and the result was amazing.  I couldn’t include every single one this time, but most definitely will be doing another post in the future.   

 35 of the Best Cookbooks Written by Food Bloggers

My Favorite Pick

by  Ashley Lecker from Cheese Curd in Paradise

The Serial Killer Cookbook
Bring your love of true crime into the kitchen with meals ranging from the bizarre (a single unpitted black olive) to the gluttonous (a dozen deep-fried shrimp, a bucket of fried chicken, French fries, and a pound of strawberries), inspired by Ted Bundy, John Wayne Gacy, and other notorious death row inmates.
Check it out!

Appetizers and Party Cookbooks

by Audrey Humaciu from That Recipe

Let the Party Begin
Appetizer, hors d’oeuvres, starters, cocktail food, snacks, munchies. No matter what you call them, a party isn’t a party without them. You could simply set out a bag of chips and a can of ready-made dip and call it a day. But with a little effort and some basic ingredients you can create a something a bit more special for your guests.
Check it out!

by Chrissie Nelson Rotko from Off the Eaten Path

Stunning Spreads
From baby showers to birthday brunches, Stunning Spreads offers more than 75 approachable appetizers paired with a variety of simple, seasonal cocktails such as spiked hot apple cider and watermelon frosé that are sure to be the showstopper at your next gathering.
Check it out!

Baking and Dessert Cookbooks

by Lois Behr Christensen from Walking on Sunshine

Cake Mix Recipes
A delicious collection of desserts, muffins and a donut recipe that use a box of cake mix as the base starter ingredient. I’ve also included a few baking tips that will ensure you success every time! Bake something yummy for your family using these delicious recipes.
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Cake Mix Recipes

by Eileen Gray from Baking Sense

Easy Baking from Scratch
You don’t need to be a top pastry chef to make baked goods from scratch. Easy Baking from Scratch offers the easiest recipes, time-saving tips, and quick tutorials so that anyone can bake homemade treats.
Check it out!

by Miranda Couse from Cookie Dough and Oven Mitt

Easy Cake Cookbook
The Easy Cake Cookbook is the ultimate guide for cake lovers who are big on taste―but short on time. If you’re a busy home baker or a cake-loving beginner, this cake cookbook offers friendly, fail-safe advice so you can bake fast and flavorful cakes whenever you have the craving.
Check it out!

by Kristy Richardson from On My Kids Plates

KId Chef Bakes for the Holidays
Want to learn how to make your own holiday treats? It just takes a little practice! Bursting with delicious recipes perfect for young bakers (ages 8-12), Kid Chef Bakes for the Holidays makes sure you’ve got something tasty to share at every special occasion.
Check it out!

Cookbooks for the Family

by Andrea Soranidis from The Petite Cook

20 Minute Italian
With Italian-born cook Andrea Soranidis’ 20-minute (or less!) recipes, you can enjoy classic Italian dishes without spending hours simmering sauce or slaving over a hot stove―and most importantly, without sacrificing the amazing flavors you love.
Check it out!

by Jessica Robinson from A Farmgirl’s Kitchen

A Farmgirl’s Table
The New England farmgirl, transplanted to North Carolina, shares heartwarming stories and personal advice along with a bushel of new recipes for using produce from the garden or farmers market, stocking a pantry with canned goods, making homemade bread and traditional family recipes, and entertaining guests at get-togethers with recipes for lemonades and drinks, salads, hearty main courses, pies, cakes, and more.
Check it out!

by Katie Moseman from Magnolia Days

Fixin’ to Eat: Southern Cooking for the Southern at Heart
Fixin’ to Eat: Southern Cooking for the Southern at Heart invites you to pull up a chair at the Southern table and celebrate the heart of Southern cooking with time-honored dishes that reflect the South’s rich culinary traditions and innovations.
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by Emily Leary from A Mummy Too

Get Your Kids to Eat Anything
Get Your Kids to Eat Anything is an achievable ‘how to’ for parents in the battle to overcome picky eating and ‘make new the norm’
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by Jennifer Shreckengost from Wanderlust and Wellness

Gather: Recipes and inspiration for a memorable Thanksgiving meal
Inside Gather, you’ll find a collection of 30 recipes designed to refresh your Thanksgiving menu, to help you to step out of the comfort zone of tradition and try something new.
Check it out!

by Katie Moseman from Recipe Perfection

I Hate Vegetables Cookbook
Think you’re a veggie hater who could never enjoy vegetables? Do salads make you wilt? Do sprouts make you shudder? Then this is the cookbook for you! With the help of the I Hate Vegetables Cookbook, you’ll learn to love vegetables one great recipe at a time.
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by Yvette Marquez-Sharpnack from Muy Bueno

Muy Bueno
Spanning three generations, Muy Bueno offers traditional old-world northern Mexican recipes from grandmother Jesusita’s kitchen; comforting south of the border home-style dishes from mother Evangelina; and innovative Latin fusion recipes from daughters Yvette and Veronica.
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by Jodi Danen RDN from Create Kids Club

Super Simple Cooking for Kids
Learning to cook should be as easy and fun as enjoying the final product. Super Simple Cooking for Kids gives kids a taste for kitchen independence (and their own delicious food!).
Check it out!

by Lynn April from Fresh April Sprinkles

The Chow Down Cookbook
20+ puppy chow recipes written by me (Lynn) and inspired by some your favorite indulgences
Check it out!



by Emma Mason from Kitchen Mason

The Kitchen Mason Collection
The Kitchen Mason Collection is a delicious compilation of step by step recipes created with you in mind. With pictures every step of the way, these user friendly recipes guarantee success every time! Incorporating everything from an amazing One Pot Pizza Pasta to the much loved old school Butterscotch Tart, Kitchen Mason has got all your foodie desires covered.
Check it out!

by Lois Britton  from The Polish Housewife

The Polish Housewife Cookbook
The Polish Housewife Cookbook: Traditional recipes you wish your babcia (Polish grandmother) had written down” summary=”With more than 50 recipes and stunning food photography, The Polish Housewife Cookbook is more than just a cookbook. It’s a walk down memory lane. Full of favorite Polish recipes, it’s also a testament to the author’s passion for sharing good food and her respect for the importance of food and traditions in family life.
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by Aimee Wimbush-Bourque from Simple Bites

The Simple Bites Kitchen
The Simple Bites Kitchen: Nourishing Whole Food Recipes for Every Day” summary=”Toasty warm in the winter and cool in the summer, Aimée’s comfortable kitchen is a place where the family gathers, cooks together, and celebrates everyday life. In The Simple Bites Kitchen, she brings her love of whole foods to the table and shares heart-warming kitchen stories and recipes that are nutritious, fairly simple to make, and utterly delicious.
Check it out!

by Shirley (Intelligent Domestications) and Rita (Harbour Breeze)

Comfort Food Cookbook Bundle Digital Download
Comfort Food Cookbook Digital Download Bundle with 40 rib-sticking delicious recipes including casseroles, soups, sides and desserts
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Comfort Food Cookbook Bundle Digital Download

by Joanie Zisk from One Dish Kitchen

The Ultimate Cooking for One Cookbook: 175 Super Easy Recipes Made Just for You
Cooking for one is harder than it seems and it can leave anyone wanting to make a healthy, tasty meal either throwing out extra helpings or watching expensive ingredients expire. But it’s possible to prepare single-serving recipes that are full of flavor, easy to make, and economical if you have the right guide.
Check it out!

One Pot Cooking Cookbooks

by Christina Shoemaker from The Whole Cook

Clean Paleo One-Pot Meals
Clean Paleo One-Pot Meals makes living the paleo lifestyle quick and delicious with 100 mouth-watering and family-friendly recipes that are uncomplicated in both time and preparation.
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by Megan Marlowe from Strawberry Blonde Kitchen

Incredible One-Pot Cooking
Megan Marlowe, founder of Strawberry Blondie Kitchen has created a cookbook chock full of reimagined classics from Shepherd’s Pie Poutine to Pizza Wafflewiches. Megan’s one-pot and one-pan recipes put a spin on beloved traditional foods so that even the most familiar of foods can bring something new to the table.
Check it out!

by David Murphy from FoodnService

Instant Pot Magic: 50 Surprising Recipes for Beer, Jam, Bread, and More!
This revolutionary home appliance is taking home-cooking to a whole new level! Even in the most basic model, the Instant Pot is able to perform the abilities of five home gadgets—a pressure cooker, rice cooker, slow cooker, steamer, and warmer—in one device. It’s versatility makes the Instant Pot the perfect all-encompassing cooking tool for anyone’s kitchen.
Check it out!

by Katie Hale from CreateCraftCook

Mediterranean Air Fryer: 95 Healthy Recipes to Fry, Roast, Bake, and Grill
Whether it’s fried favorites or grilled classics, air fryers allow you to enjoy the food you want without breaking from your diet goals. The Mediterranean Air Fryer cookbook is your go-to guide to eating delicious and healthy Mediterranean diet recipes with a crispy twist.
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by Sarah Olsen from The Magical Slow Cooker

The Magical Slow Cooker: Recipes for Busy Moms
Do you believe in magic? Well, your slow cooker does. From breakfast to dessert, these recipes are perfect for busy moms who want something that’s quick and wholesome-not to mention delicious! With prepare-ahead tips and time-saving tricks from this little book-and the swish and flick of a wand-you can experience the magic of your slow cooker every night of the week!
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by Shelby Law Ruttan from Grumpy’s Honeybunch

The One-Pot Paleo Cookbook: 100 + Effortless Meals for Your Slow Cooker, Skillet, Sheet Pan, and More
The One-Pot Paleo Cookbook combines the hearty flavors and health benefits of the paleo lifestyle with a variety of easy-to-make, single-vessel recipes to keep you on the paleo path.
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by Julia Konovalova from Imagelicious

The Ultimate One-Pan Oven Cookbook
As a new mom, Julia Konovalova, founder of popular food blog Imagelicious, knows that time is limited and space in an already overflowing sink of dirty dishes is precious. That’s why Julia began creating her sheet pan recipes: just pop them in the oven and you’ll have a delicious meal in no time with very little clean-up. They’re also healthier since they use less oil and other fats.
Check it out!

by Jill Selkowitz from This Old Gal

This Old Gal’s Pressure Cooker Cookbook
Whether you are new to the electric pressure cooker or are looking to get more out of yours, this is your go-to reference for perfectly pressure-cooked and delicious food. Incorporate from-scratch cooking into your busy life with 120 recipes that include all the traditional favorites, plus a range of international dishes—and the best cheesecake recipe you will ever taste!
Check it out!

Even more Cookbooks written by Food Bloggers

Outdoor Cooking Cookbooks

by Laura Bashar from Family Spice

The Camp & Cabin Cookbook: 100 Recipes to Prepare Wherever You Go
When it comes time to camping in the great outdoors, or to hitting the road for a rural weekend at the cabin or lake house, there’s no reason to compromise on great food. It’s easy to whip up delicious meals with any of the recipes in this book: in addition to supply lists and prep work that can be done ahead of time, the instructions include options for cooking both outdoors over a roaring fire or indoors near a cozy hearth.
Check it out!

Special Diet Cookbooks

by Hilda Solares from Fit to Serve Group

Essential Keto Desserts: 85 Delicious, Low-Carb Recipes to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth
Eating a ketogenic diet might mean saying goodbye to carbs and sugar, but thanks to Essential Keto Desserts, it doesn’t mean you can’t have dozens of tasty treats! Delight in 85 naturally delicious recipes that will satisfy your sweet tooth and keep carb cravings at bay.
Check it out!

by Charlotte Baker from Easyhealth Living

Easy Diabetes Diet Plans and Menus
Whether you have had diabetes 10 days or 10 years, it can be a struggle coming up with meals day after day. Let us help you prepare tasty, healthy meals for yourself or a family member with diabetes or on a low carb diet. The Complete Diabetes Meal Planner ebook is full of sample menus and low carb recipes to make meal prep simple.
Check it out!

by Jessica Haggard from Primal Edge Health

The Ketogenic Edge Cookbook
The Ketogenic Edge Cookbook A comprehensive guide for families and individuals interested in thriving on unprocessed foods and from scratch, ketogenic cooking.
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The Ketogenic Edge Cookbook

by Megan Olson from Skinny Fitalicious

The Meatless Monday Family Cookbook: Kid-Friendly, Plant-Based Recipes
The Meatless Monday Family Cookbook features more than 100 delicious, plant-based, kid-approved recipes perfect for busy weeknights, or whenever you feel like trying out a meat-free meal. From filling Lentil Bolognese with Spaghetti to Tex-Mex Stuffed Peppers and Smoky BBQ Burgers, these meals will satisfy even the pickiest of palates. And most can be made in 30 minutes or less!
Check it out!
The Meatless Monday Family Cookbook: Kid-Friendly, Plant-Based Recipes

by Emily von Euw from Veganosity

The Ultimate Vegan Cookbook: The Must-Have Resource for Plant-Based Eaters
Seven standout authors have joined forces to create this definitive vegan reference book. With more than 600 recipes, this indispensable kitchen staple is perfect for seasoned vegans looking to build their repertoires, cooks new to the basics of plant-based cuisine and curious meat-eaters on the hunt for new flavors.
Check it out!
The Ultimate Vegan Cookbook: The Must-Have Resource for Plant-Based Eaters

There you have it, 35 cookbooks written by food bloggers – something for everyone.  I already own several of them and have to say they are well-worn.  I am adding so many more to my Christmas wish list!  What are your favorites?

Recipes I’ve Made from Food Blogger Cookbooks

Homemade Apple Butter Bundt Cake
Beefy Peanut Butter Chili
Buckeye Thumbprint Cookies
Slow Cooker Fresh Green Beans, Taters, and Bacon

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  1. Wow, I didn’t realize so many bloggers have cookbooks. The onepot cookbook would be amazing since I hate making too many dishes in the kitchen.