Sometimes when I'm in a cooking-routine rut, I like to salivate over cookbook covers to help me come up with new ideas. Just looking at the lovely photos of delicious meals is enough to make me unload my refrigerator and start cooking. And if cookbook covers aren't enough, you can always crack them open and find something inside that you want to prepare. Who knew cookbooks could be so inspiring?
1. Williams Sonoma Salad of the Day
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This is one of my favorite cookbook covers because I love salad. And because there are so many tasty ways to make a salad, you can try virtually anything. And this cookbook gives you a new idea for every day of the week.
2. The Truck Food Cookbook
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Do you love truck food? Well, this is the cookbook for you. Recreate your favorite street food by copying recipes from some of the most famous food trucks in America.
3. Preserving by the Pint
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I tried my hand at canning this summer and it's surprisingly easy. You can preserve a huge variety of foods, which gives you something totally yummy to eat all winter long.
4. The Official Tailgating Cookbook
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There are some delicious recipes in this little gem! And you don't even have to be tailgating to enjoy them. Though it helps!
5. The Pioneer Woman Cooks a Year of Holidays
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If you want to cook up yummy meals for all the holidays, you must try this cookbook. The recipes are easy to carry out and each of them is worthy of a celebration.
6. Home Cooking with Trisha Yearwood
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You might know her better as a country music singer and wife of Garth Brooks, but it turns out that she has cooking background and does Southern food justice.
7. Barefoot in Paris
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Ina Garten, otherwise known as the Barefoot Contessa, has a ton of cookbooks, but this one tops the list. There are tons of yummy French recipes to impress your friends and family.
8. The Chopped Cookbook
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Fans of the Chopped television show will love remembering their favorite episodes by cooking up some of the winning recipes.
9. 1,000 Gluten-Free Recipes
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My middle son has to eat gluten-free so finding a cookbook full of safe recipes is one of my favorite things. Even if you aren't gluten-free, you'll love what this book has to offer.
10. The Taste of Country Cooking
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You know this book is chock full of delicious meals. You will love each and every one.
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When it comes to food, we all want plenty of it, right? Then this is the cookbook you must add to your collection. Just look at that cover - ohh, pomegranate!
12. An Everlasting Meal
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Sounds good to me because I love to eat! This cookbook has a bunch of gourmet recipes that are simple to prepare and that taste out of this world.
13. Six Sister’s Stuff
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This cookbook gives you lots to eat, but it also has some fun stories and crafts to keep your whole family entertained.
14. MRS. BEETON'S Everyday Cookery
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This was the handbook for housekeepers back in the day so you know it has some good stuff in it.
15. Food in Jars
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If you love canning as much as I do, this is another great cookbook to help you get going.
16. Giada's Feel Good Food
This cookbook from famous Food Network chef is full of realistic recipes that you can make at home.
What's your favorite cookbook? I have sort of a collection issue with cookbooks because it is very hard to turn them down. But, the more you have, the more access to recipes you have, right? Are you going to check out one of these cookbooks soon?