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May 8, 2020

Cookbook Round-Up

I've been slowly growing my cookbook collection thanks to Blogging for Books (if you're not a member, go check it out...it's great!).  I love having cookbooks and think that a well curated cookbook library can add so much to a kitchen!  Plus, I'll be a wife in a few months, so I figure I might be cooking a little bit more once AJ and I are married, so I'm always open to having great recipes at my fingertips!  And I'm a sucker for a book that I can hold in my hand, vs. just something I find on my screen.

Here are some of my recent finds, faves, and additions to my cookbook collection! 


Ah, French cooking!  Anything french of course makes me think of Julie & Julia, and it intimidates me!  But this cookbook, which has great photos and features fresh, locally-found ingredients, makes me feel like I can tackle it!


My New Roots is easily my favorite of my new cookbooks.  I love eating a plant-based diet and filling my diet with fresh fruits and veggies!  But just eating salads can get boring.  My New Roots is filled with (again) gorgeous photography and simple, delicious recipes.  I'm so excited to break this one out all summer for some inventive, creative recipes!  Plus, it's just one of those books that has a great feel to it, ya know?  I highly recommend!


If you're a fan of Portlandia, then this one is a no-brainer.  A cookbook and comedic journal all in one, The Portlandia Cookbook features recipes that are fashioned after Fred & Carrie's antics on the show, plus little tips, stories, and photos throughout the book.  If nothing else, this cookbook is just fun!


I. Love. Tacos.  But I eat them the same way every time, which is why I love Tacolicious!  Who knew there were so many inventive ways to construct a taco?  AJ and I love going out for mexican food, but this cookbook has me so inspired to cook it at home so much more!  


I'm not gonna lie, me and my attempt at cutting down the amount of sugar I consume are having a really hard time with this one!  Everything in this cookbook looks amazing, and it's all from Joy the Baker.  Joy has been around the blogging world for a long time and her site is fantastic.  This cookbook is exactly what I would have expected from her...pretty photos, great design, and wonderful recipes and tips!

I received these books from Blogging for Books for this review.



  1. Are you a vegetarian? I wouldn't be able to handle a plant-based only diet. This carnivore would DIE! ;)
    But those look like amazing cook books...particularly Joy's!

    Kristin // The Peculiar Treasure

  2. I could peruse cookbooks for hours! Thanks for these suggestions! Homemade Decadence is a beautiful book

  3. Tacolicious? Whatttt? That sounds amazing. I'm looking into that one right now! We also have a pretty big collection of cookbooks going on, and it's awesome! :)

  4. Love Blogging for Books cookbooks!

  5. Love Joy the Baker! All of these look amazing, I love cookbooks! I have waaay too many and don't even use half of them but they're fun to collect! :)

  6. Betsy! This is my new favorite thing. I have always LOVED cookbooks and I am suppose to be receiving my first one through Blogging for Books within the next week or so. I am so excited! Thank you for sharing!

  7. Thank you for this! One of my goals for this summer is to learn how to cook (I am absolutely horrible) so I've been researching good cookbooks to try. This will definitely be a resource for me!

    xx Katie
    A Quiet Joy

  8. I'm a little obsessed with cookbooks and use them all the time!

  9. A Kitchen in France and Homemade Decadence were some of my favorite cookbooks I've gotten from Blogging for Books! They both have so many yummy recipes and amazing pictures.

  10. I just got the cookbook Cookie Love from blogging for books and it's wonderful and not ideal for a healthy lifestyle but so so good.

  11. I gave my mom Tacolicious for Mother's Day! Everything in there looks so delicious!

  12. Try the sea salt dark chocolate pistachio cookies in Homemade Decadence! I am totally addicted!!


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