Five Blogger Cookbooks Worth Checking Out

Plenty of food bloggers go on to write cookbooks. Sometimes they’re not worth picking up – they’re virtually carbon-copies of their blog – but others of them are just

Plus, there is something so nice about having a book to open up on your counter while you cook, or being able to go through the whole book at once, marking recipes you want to try.

Here are five food blogger cook books I’ve loved:

Written by: JANSSEN BRADSHAW of Everyday Reading

  1. The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook: Recipes and Wisdom from an Obsessive Home Cook by Deb Perelman. I know. You probably all know this one. But I can’t not put it on the list. This is so full of beautiful photography, amazing recipes, and great tips.
  2. What Katie Ate: Recipes and Other Bits and Pieces by Katie Quinn Davies. I just checked this one out from the library last week, and within two days, it was full of slips of paper, marking the dozens of recipes I wanted to try out. There are a lot of simple, homey recipes, just the right thing for fall and the approaching winter. And the photographs make me want to snuggle up with a hot chocolate and blanket.
  3. Joy the Baker: 100 Simple and Comforting Recipes by Joy Wilson. If you’re looking for amazing desserts? Look no further than Joy’s cookbook. I’ve made many of the recipes out of this book since I got it last year, and they’ve all been delicious (the chocolate chip banana bread is especially mind-blowing). Next up? The strawberry and cookie dough ice cream. Who cares if summer is about over?
  4. Super Natural Every Day: Well-Loved Recipes from My Natural Foods Kitchen by Heidi Swanson. This was one of the first blogger cookbooks I picked up, and I was an instant fan. Heidi’s recipes are straightforward and delicious. They’re healthy, full of texture and flavor, and just fun to cook.
  5. The Sprouted Kitchen: A Tastier Take on Whole Foods by Sara Forte and Hugh Forte. We try to eat fairly healthy food in our house (aforementioned desserts aside), so I love the wide variety of healthy recipes in this cookbook, full of whole-grains, vegetables, and fruit. The Ranchero Breakfast Tostadas have become an instant favorite for a quick weeknight dinner. Even my baby loves the smashed bean portion.

Any blogger cookbooks you’d recommend?

by Janssen

Janssen is a former school librarian and avid reader who is always maxing out her library card. She now stays at home with her two small daughters and blogs about books for readers of all ages, her favorite recipes, and parenting adventures at Everyday Reading.