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Cookbooks For All Occasions

Updated on December 17, 2013

Stir up the storm in your kitchen by cooking recipes from these best-selling cookbooks

Whether it's for a special occasion (such as Christmas party, Birthday, Anniversary, etc), these cookbooks cater for everyone and for every occasion. Family dinner, quick lunch, vegetarian meals, cute cupcakes, gluten-free meals, a healthy breakfast; you can see the lists of bestselling cookbooks which will help you to cook the most delicious food for your loved ones.

It also caters people who have different cooking levels, everyone can cook delicious food for people they love.

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CupCake Decoration Cookbooks

Bestselling CupCake Decoration Cookbooks

Hello Cupcake
Hello Cupcake

Hello Cupcake

Hello, Cupcake!: Irresistibly Playful Creations Anyone Can Make

No baking skills or fancy pastry equipment is required! Anyone can become a cupcake expert through this fantastic cookbook..

Witty, one-of-a-kind imaginative cupcake designs using candies from the local convenience store. This book has an easy-to-follow techniques, that even the most kitchen-challenged cooks can:

- raise a big-top circus cupcake tier for a kid's birthday

- plant candy vegetables on Oreo earth cupcakes for a garden party

- trot out a line of confectionery "pupcakes" for a dog fancier

- serve sausage and pepperoni pizza cupcakes for April Fool's Day

- bewitch trick-or-treaters with chilly ghost chocolate cupcakes

- create holidays on icing with turkey cupcake place cards, a white cupcake Christmas wreath, and Easter egg cupcakes

What's New, Cupcake
What's New, Cupcake

What's New Cupcake?

What's New, Cupcake?: Ingeniously Simple Designs for Every Occasion

The endlessly imaginative duo who turned cupcaking into a national pastime is back, surprise the family with Christmas decorated cupcakes on your dinner party! You'll end up with cupcakes so striking that you won't want to eat them--but so delicious you'll have no choice!

So what is new, Cupcake?

Dozens of "EZ" projects that use just a few ingredients--perfect for kids and parties.

- More pictures, brighter colors, bolder designs.

- More faux-food creations--so real you won't believe they're cupcakes!

- More comical critters and the cutest pets ever!

- More irresistible party centerpieces to celebrate hobbies, from golf to knitting.

- More spectacular holiday cupcakes: Valentine's, Easter, Fourth of July, Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.

How to make Rubber Duck Cupcake

Finger Foods Cookbooks

Bestselling Savory Cookbooks

Small Bites

Small Bites
Small Bites

Celebrating the delights of tapas, sushi, dim sum, antipasti, and many other finger foods from around the world, this no-fuss cookbook is packed with ideas for small, healthy, and delectable dishes that are perfect for chic but informal meals, snacks, picnics, or eating on the go.

 

Hors d'Oeuvres

Hors d'Oeuvres
Hors d'Oeuvres

From spicy cilantro shrimp to eggplant caviar crostini, this uniquely practical guide includes full-color, step-by-step instructions to ensure successful party food whatever the occasion.

 

Bite Size: Elegant Recipes for Entertaining

Bite Size: Elegant Recipes for Entertaining
Bite Size: Elegant Recipes for Entertaining

Easy to make miniature food and many of them can be prepared one day ahead of time and reheated on the day of your Christmas party!

Recipes such as Ratatouille in Parmesan Cups, Chilled Tomato Soup with Guacamole, White Anchovy and Tomato Crostini, Cherry Tomatoes filled with Goat Cheese and many more.

 

Celebrity Chefs Cookbooks

Bestselling Celebrity Chefs Cookbooks

Paula Deen

Christmas with Paula Deen: Recipes and Stories from My Favorite Holiday
Christmas with Paula Deen: Recipes and Stories from My Favorite Holiday

Cooks will find the cookies and desserts familiar but richer, like eyebrow-raising but delicious Chocolate Cheese Fudge and creamy Chocolate Sandwich Cookies.

Snacks and breakfast dishes are crowd pleasers, like gooey Praline French Toast Casserole and Cheese-coated Bacon Wraps.

Several pages of baking hints are included, but most of the recipes are simple and straightforward enough, with readily available ingredients, that even novices should be able to put together a generous Christmas spread.

 

Nigella Lawson

Nigella Kitchen: Recipes from the Heart of the Home
Nigella Kitchen: Recipes from the Heart of the Home

190 mouth watering and inspiring recipes, including more than 60 express-style recipes (30 minutes or under), Nigella Kitchen offers plenty of choice--from clams with chorizo to Guinness gingerbread, from Asian braised beef shank to chocolate key lime pie, from pasta alla genovese to Venetian carrot cake.

 

Jamie Oliver

Cook with Jamie: My Guide to Making You a Better Cook
Cook with Jamie: My Guide to Making You a Better Cook

A conversational style that favors general guidelines over strict instructions-recipes often call for a "knob of butter," a "handful of shelled peas" or "a big handful of freshly grated Parmesan"-Oliver's friendly and enthusiastic approach handily deflates new cook anxiety.

Loaded with photos that cover common skills like cleaning and preparing fresh lobster, discerning degrees of doneness in meat and crafting homemade pasta, Oliver's patient explanations leave little room for confusion. His dishes, many of which are updated versions of classics, are impressive and accessible.

 

Giada De Laurentiis

Giada at Home: Family Recipes from Italy and California
Giada at Home: Family Recipes from Italy and California

Make a delicious Italian Food at home.

Recipes include: steak involtini; Chianti-marinated stew; pecorino and bean salad; and limoncello granita, as well as a selection of such modern dishes as grilled asparagus and melon salad; pea pesto crostini, and lemon hazelnut tiramisù.

 

Martha Stewart

Martha Stewart's Dinner at Home: 52 Quick Meals to Cook for Family and Friends
Martha Stewart's Dinner at Home: 52 Quick Meals to Cook for Family and Friends

Showcasing 13 menus for each season, Stewart groups recipes into meals, with each including a starter, main course, side dish and dessert. Especially helpful are the preparation schedules that head each menu and provide a to-do list for the entire meal, not just one dish.

Sample menus include spring's salad with fresh mozzarella; turkey and pancetta meatballs; pasta with mint pesto and fava beans; and coffee ice cream affogato.

As a summer dish, one can create a menu of salmon with creamy leeks, dilled rice salad, sugar snap peas with toasted almonds, and raspberry-mint gelatin cups.

For a fall meal, there's warm Swiss chard and bacon dip, braised chicken Marsala, sage polenta, and sautéed pears in honey syrup.

Throughout, Stewart provides helpful hints on a variety of topics such as how to make espresso, roast vegetables and make caramel. She also includes a helpful Basics section that covers how-to instructions for stocks, bread crumbs, toasting nuts and more. Gorgeous full-color photos (225 of them) add to the book's appeal.

 

Sandra Lee

Semi-Homemade Fast Fix Family Favorites (Sandra Lee Semi-Homemade)
Semi-Homemade Fast Fix Family Favorites (Sandra Lee Semi-Homemade)

Family-friendly meals and flavorful fix-ups that taste like they're made from scratch.

Here you'll find Sandra's all-time favorite quick and easy dinners, lunches, sides, and desserts-breakfast, too.

* Timesaving tips, tricks, and hints for simple serve-alongs, easy entertaining, and quick cleanup

* Comfort food classics, all-American cuisine, ethnic flavors, one-pot wonders, and more

 

Special Cookbooks

Vegan, Gluten-Free, Raw Food Cookbooks

Vegan Brunch

Vegan Brunch: Homestyle Recipes Worth Waking Up For--From Asparagus Omelets to Pumpkin Pancakes
Vegan Brunch: Homestyle Recipes Worth Waking Up For--From Asparagus Omelets to Pumpkin Pancakes

This book includes gluten-free and soy-free recipes. With over 75 recipes suitable for one or to wow a crowd, and gorgeous color photos throughout, Vegan Brunch is the ultimate cookbook for the most important meal of the day.

 

The Gluten-Free Vegan

The Gluten-Free Vegan: 150 Delicious Gluten-Free, Animal-Free Recipes
The Gluten-Free Vegan: 150 Delicious Gluten-Free, Animal-Free Recipes

The Gluten-Free Vegan is a groundbreaking cookbook, combining both special diets for healthier, allergy-free eating.

The Gluten-Free Vegan offers solutions for anyone seeking a tasty approach to healthier eating. Quick, easy, and delicious recipes:

Written by a food-allergy sufferer and gourmet cook, this collection includes more than 150 healthy recipes for a wide range of dishes that are both gluten-free and vegan. The cookbook also includes guidelines of each dietary restriction, information on sugars, raw foods and organic foods, advice on ingredient preparation, quick-cooking tips, and resources for easily finding ingredients.

 

Easy Raw Vegan Dehydrating

Kristen Suzanne's EASY Raw Vegan Dehydrating: Delicious & Easy Raw Food Recipes for Dehydrating Fruits, Vegetables, Nuts, Seeds, Pancakes, Crackers, Breads, Granola, Bars & Wraps
Kristen Suzanne's EASY Raw Vegan Dehydrating: Delicious & Easy Raw Food Recipes for Dehydrating Fruits, Vegetables, Nuts, Seeds, Pancakes, Crackers, Breads, Granola, Bars & Wraps

Living a Raw vegan lifestyle does NOT require dehydrating, which is why Kristen Suzanne's EASY Raw Vegan recipe books--other than this one--rarely call for dehydrating.

But if you own a dehydrator, or if you are trying to decide whether or not to buy one, then this book is for you. There are SO many fun and interesting things you can do with dehydrating Raw foods, such as making breads, crackers, wraps, pancakes, granolas, plant leathers (fruit roll-ups, etc.), seasonings, and much more. You can also intensify flavors, add cooked-like textures to your Raw foods, and even serve warm dishes with the food's nutritional integrity totally intact!

 

Ani's Raw Food Desserts

Ani's Raw Food Desserts: 85 Easy, Delectable Sweets and Treats
Ani's Raw Food Desserts: 85 Easy, Delectable Sweets and Treats

Recipes include: Raspberry Ganache Fudge Cake, Lemon Pudding Filled Coconut Cupcakes with Shaved Coconut Topping, Mango Sorbet on Macaroon Tartlets, Chocolate Crunch Cupcakes with Molten Mint, Fig Tartlets with Frangipane Cream, Oatmeal Raisin Cookies, Mulberry Pecan Cookies, Spiced Blueberry Cobbler, Pear Ginger Crisp, Nectarine-Raspberry Crumble, and Filled Chocolate Truffles.

 

Christmas Cookbooks

Bestselling Christmas Cookbooks

Betty Crocker Christmas Cookbook

Betty Crocker Christmas Cookbook
Betty Crocker Christmas Cookbook

Betty Crocker's New Christmas Cookbook is a colorful and creative read. At this hectic time of year, cooks can feel safe and secure in the capable hands of Ms. Crocker. Every imaginable Christmas dish is here--cakes, candies, breads, meats, and, thankfully, lots of vegetarian dishes (a group somewhat ignored in many holiday cookbooks). There are also innovative ideas for gift foods and wrapping. Whatever you're aiming for--a huge family feast or a quiet dinner for two--this Christmas book comes highly recommended

 

The Twelve Days of Christmas Cookbook

The 12 Days of Christmas Cookbook: The Ultimate in Effortless Holiday Entertaining
The 12 Days of Christmas Cookbook: The Ultimate in Effortless Holiday Entertaining

Wonderfully unique, The Twelve Days of Christmas Cookbook will delight your taste buds and make your Christmas season even merrier! Featuring tasty recipes organized into fun categories including “Breads A-Baking,” “Soups A-Simmering,” “Sides A-Steaming, and “Just for Kids A-Cooking,” this big book has you covered for the entire Christmas season and beyond!

 

Cookie Craft Christmas

Cookie Craft Christmas: Dozens of Decorating Ideas for a Sweet Holiday
Cookie Craft Christmas: Dozens of Decorating Ideas for a Sweet Holiday

Make every Christmas a cookie craft Christmas! The holidays offer just the right combination of cold weather and family togetherness for cookie crafters to elevate their skills to showstopping new heights. With more than 60 new Christmas cookie designs, along with festive New Year’s cookies and lovely Hanukkah treats, Cookie Craft Christmas delivers colorful inspiration to cookie decorators just when they need it most.

 

I hope you found the perfect cookbook for you and your loved ones. If your favorite cookbook is not on the list, feel free to leave your comment below and I'll add it to this list.

Comments? - Happy holidays!

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    BetsyGorman 5 years ago

    Bakerella is the bomb! Don't be intimidated by the detailed faces, though they are awfully cute. Her book is worth it just for the techniques and secrets to (plain) cake pops. You will be hooked! Nice lens.

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    KDimmick 6 years ago

    Blessed by an angel :)

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    livingfrontiers 6 years ago

    Cook books are the best books to collect! I enjoyed your collection, great job!

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    vanidiana24 6 years ago

    Great choices of cookbooks!