Foodie Blogs IRL: 10 New Cookbooks to Try

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When it comes to food blogs, you’ve got your favorites bookmarked. But even though you love the pictures and down-to-earth-foodie vibe, there’s still something about the weight of a book in your hand. How about a bit of both? From gluten-free for busy families to new classics, there’s a whole crop of new cookbooks from online food folk. Scroll down to find one that fits your needs.

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For Everyday Ideas

From shaking up your morning meals to new family favorites, these bloggers have taken pen to page and whipped up a few books worthy of your recipe rotation.


Skinnytaste Fast and Slow
Gina Homolka, author of Skinnytaste, knows that healthy food doesn’t always equal a quick meal, and her new cookbook is a way to get the two to meet in the middle. Whether you want to throw it in the slow cooker, or if you want something fresh in under 30 minutes, she’s got 140 recipes (60 slow cooker and 80 under 30) that range from breakfasts to soups, meat lovers, and even a Taco Tuesday section.

Available at, $18.32.


Damn Delicious: 100 Super Easy Recipes
If you aren’t already one of Damn Delicious blogger Chungah Rhee’s devoted fans, then her first cookbook will convince you otherwise. Each one of her recipes are fantastic, healthy, and easy to make. If you need basic instruction and simple ingredients, this is the book for you. You’ll find some of Rhee’s best-bets (sheet-pan steak and veggies, strawberry and cream smoothie bowl) and a lot of new stuff. The photos are as lovely as they are on the blog, and Butters, her baby Corgi, is just as adorable.

Available at, $15.73.


The I Heart Nap Time Cookbook
From popular craft blogger and food stylist Jamielynn of I Heart Nap Time comes a new book filled with kid-friendly fare that can be made during nap time (really!). Being a busy mom of three, Jaimelynn knows that time is all important, so each recipe comes with prep time, pictures, and tips for freezing extras (a total bonus for working parents). There’s a good mix of finger food and nibbly bites for the tot lot, plus more advanced flavor combos for your exploring eaters. Throw in a few crafts and you’ve got one fantastic cookbook.

Available at, $17.91.


Rise and Shine: Better Breakfasts for Busy Mornings
The food writer, dietitian, and mother of three behind Mom’s Kitchen Handbook knows the challenges of bringing up kids in today’s fried food world. She also knows that breakfast is the most important meal of the day: Her new cookbook is an answer to that age-old question, “How do I make a fast-but-healthy morning meal my kids will actually eat?” With 75 options that are entry-level easy and probably take as much time to prep as your pot of coffee takes to drip, your kids will be munching on freezer-friendly breakfast burritos, nutty banana bites, and savory overnight oats in no time.

Available at, $15.20.


Sally’s Baking Addiction: Irresistible Cookies, Cupcakes, and Desserts for Your Sweet-Tooth Fix
If you’ve got a sweet tooth, you’re going to want this collection of dessert recipes. From the wildly popular Sally’s Baking Addiction comes the latest, newly-expanded (eight new cookies!) baking book filled with Sally’s favorite cookies, cakes and pies. All we can say is, if even half of the amazing cookie recipes from the blog are included, we’ll be in a sugar-glaze of goodness from here until the next holiday season.

Available at, $13.21.

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Instant Classics

These cookbooks deserve a place of honor on your shelf, nestled next to Joy of Cooking and Mastering the Art of French Cooking


Everyday Delicious: Super Tasty Breakfasts, Brunches, Mains, Desserts and Snacks
19-year-old food phenom Izzy Hossack has been wowing with her yummy recipes and gorgeous photos over at her top-rated food blog, Top with Cinnamon, since she was in her mid-teens. Now, her brand-new cookbook (to be released on February 7th, 2017) is being anxiously awaited by foodies the world over. The book is a collection of approachable home cooked meals with a modern, fresh twist, and includes recipes for almost every occasion. We’re betting any recipe in this cookbook will be a hit with all your foodies.

Available for pre-order at, $29.99.


The Love & Lemons Cookbook: An Apple-to-Zucchini Celebration of Impromptu Cooking
Whether you are looking to use up all those veggies from the Farmer’s Market or if you need a way to use up the random stuff in your last CSA box, the cookbook from For Love & Lemons fits the bill. Filled with gorgeous food photography, the collection of all-new recipes are organized by fruits and vegetables. This is a vegetarian cookbook, but we dare meat-lovers to not enjoy the fresh, innovative meal ideas that husband and wife team Jeanine Donofrio and Jack Mathews whip up.

Available at, $20.83.


Beyond the Plate: Top Food Blogs from Around the World
This book is really more a feast for the eyes, but there are plenty of recipes to try, too. There are over 30 top food bloggers included: The pages are filled with the stories behind their blogs, amazing pictures, and more. The book guides readers through global food trends, there’s a Q&A with the collaborators, and each food blogger provides two recipes (one fan favorite and one all-new!). Set to be released in April 2017, we think this cookbook might end up on your bedside table!

Available for pre-order at, $29.95.

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For Picky Palates

If you’ve got dietary restrictions in your house, these cookbooks will help make mealtime easier for everyone.


Gluten-Free Small Bites: Sweet and Savory Hand-Held Treats for On-the-Go Lifestyles and Entertaining
The voice behind Gluten-Free on a Shoestring, Nicole Hunn, has been eating, well, gluten-free for almost a decade. Her new cookbook, Small Bites, has never-seen-before recipes for classic snacks and small bites—mozzarella sticks, shrimp potstickers, and much more—that are perfect for parties or busy families on the go. Since she’s been cooking GF for almost 10 years, Nicole has nearly perfected the art, and her recipes prove it.

Available at, $13.68.


Minimalist Baker’s Everyday Cooking: 101 Entirely Plant-Based, Mostly Gluten-Free, Easy and Delicious Recipes
It doesn’t matter if your crew isn’t all vegan, or if your family totally rocks the dairy-and meat-free route, this first cookbook from Minimalist Baker should be in your amazon cart. Filled with plant-based recipes that are simple in both ingredients—most have 10 or less—and prep, many of the options are also gluten free. You’ll find thai peanut burgers, double-chocolate waffles, sweet potato black bean dip, and more. All the recipes have a 30 minutes or less cooking time, there are vegan cooking tips sprinkled throughout the pages, and every recipe is accompanied by a color photo.

Available at, $39.94.

Do you prefer your recipes online? Then check out our list of top food blogs for moms.

Does your favorite food blogger have a cookbook? Tell us about it in a Comment below!

—Gabby Cullen