Hello Friends! I have been enjoying my time off over this holiday break and discovered a few delightful cookbooks that offer lots of new recipes for the new year. I love getting inspired from cookbooks and still have one of my first cookbooks from Betty Crocker. It is well worn, and I have kept it all these years because I consider it a classic.
I am happy to tell you that these new cookbooks for a New Year are so innovative and helpful that they too may be classics and you may want to check some out for yourself. Check out these three that I recently discovered.
New Cookbooks for a New Year
Damn Delicious by Changah Rhee
I always love seeing cookbooks from food bloggers. I have been following Damn Delicious for a while and my Pinterest boards are full of her beautiful recipes. The cookbook has some clever chapters like Speedy Simple and Skinny or Put the Fast in Breakfast. There are over a hundred recipes in this book and the recipes in it are definitely geared to help busy people. Each recipe includes prep and total time so you know what you are committing to before you start.
Most of the recipes in the book have about ten ingredients or less, and every recipe has a helpful key letting you know if it is Gluten Free, Kid Friendly or Vegetarian. I loved this aspect of it so when I am entertaining with someone with an allergy or food type, I can quickly spot which recipes would work.
The recipes are beautifully photographed and look well, damn delicious! Some that caught my eye include the
- Grapefruit Mimosa
- Cajun Salmon in Foil
- Honey BBQ Ranch Pork Chops
- One Pot Spinach and Tomato Tortellini Soup
You can find out more information and have a sneak peek => Damn Delicious by Changah Rhee
Sunday Suppers by Cynthia Granbart
If you have ever longed for a cookbook that took you back to simpler times and family suppers, this is it. Organized by meals, rather than types of recipes, I not only found this cookbook style refreshing but also entirely inspiring. Each menu typically includes a main dish, a side dish and dessert picked out (which you can easily mix and match) and I found myself loving this innovative format.
There is an entire year’s worth of Sunday Suppers in the book and they seriously all sound wonderfully scrumptious. There are some anecdotes from chefs and food personalities sprinkled in-between the menus and recipes and the menus remind me of Sunday Supper at my grandmothers. What a great way to inspire us to take it slower one day a week and host one of those relaxing Sunday dinners with family.
Some of the recipe menus that I want to try include:
- Lemon Grilled Salmon
- Spring Chicken Risotto
- Cornbread with Lemon-Thyme Butter
- Sumptuous Swoon Pies
- Lemon Tiramisu
There are some fun extras in this book as well. Sections on how to time a menu and Setting the Scene offer some great decorating and Sunday supper activities make this a wonderful resource for the seasoned or beginning cook.
Check out the preview: Sunday Suppers Cookbook
Valerie's Home Cooking by Valerie Bertinelli
I don’t know about you, but I have been a fan of Valerie Bertinelli since her early days in acting. Lately, I have been enjoying watching her Food Network Series, Valerie’s Home Cooking. She has always seemed to be one of the most genuinely friendly and hospitable actresses and her new cookbook is an extension of her fun personality.
Valerie puts her original twist on classics like Hamburger Helpa, Slow-Cooker Sloppy Joes and S’mores Popcorn. Are you hungry yet? These dishes are perfect for happy hour bites or Sunday supper meals. The book is full of beautiful recipes, delicious photos and little notes from Valerie about the history and her thoughts about each recipe. The Scalloped Potatoes and Slow Cooker Sweet and Sour Chicken are on my list to try soon.
Check out the preview at Valerie's Home Cooking by Valerie Bertinelli
So there you have it. Three great new cookbooks for a New Year to take you into the new year. These also make great gift ideas for friends, family and brides to be. Have you found a new cookbook that you can't wait to try? If so, please share in the comments.