Our Favorite Fall Cookbooks

Our favorite coobooks for fall 2017

Best Fall Cookbooks

Friends! Who else is super excited that fall is here and we get to cook all of the delicious fall food?! We are breaking out our crock pots, roasting seasonal fall vegetables, practicing the art of low and slow cooking and are excited to jump back on the baking bandwagon! Here to help is our roundup of the best fall cookbooks. 

From Thanksgiving to Friendsgiving to Christmas to holiday parties the below cookbooks are here to both help and inspire!

  1. A Beautiful Mess Weekday Weekend: How to live a healthy veggie life . . . and still eat treats! With a title and gorgeous cover like that who doesn’t want to dive right into this fantastic new cookbook?! A Beautiful Mess is one of the most popular DIY style blogs in the world! Co-creators (and sisters, y’all know we love this!) Emma Chapman and Elsie Larson share their unique and approachable diet with fans and healthy eaters in their first cookbook. Their philosophy involves eating responsibly during the week—avoiding refined flours, sugars, alcohol, and dairy—and indulging on weekends. Yes! Vetted by nutritionists and divided into four parts (breakfast, meals, snacks and sweets, and drinks), each containing a weekday and weekend chapter. This one-of-a-kind book makes a special gift for yourself or a friend looking for a lifestyle change—or simply more healthy and delicious go-to recipes!
  2. Half Baked Harvest: We love this blog and we were absolutely thrilled to hear Tieghan came out with a cookbook! Whether you need to get dinner on the table for your family tonight or are planning your next get together with friends, Half Baked Harvest Cookbook has your new favorite recipe.
  3. Smitten Kitchen Every Day: Deb Perelman, award winning blogger understands that a happy discovery in the kitchen has the ability to completely change the course of your day and we can relate! “Whether we’re cooking for ourselves, for a date night in, for a Sunday supper with friends, or for family on a busy weeknight, we all want recipes that are unfussy to make with triumphant results”. – Deb
  4. Sunday Suppers, Simple, Delicious Menus for Family Gatherings: In the South, relaxing Sunday afternoons regularly drift into laid-back, informal Sunday suppers. These evening gatherings are sometimes a full meal, sometimes a soup and sandwich, but they are always all about family. Whether the plan is a small family gathering, a feast for a crowd, or a summer afternoon cookout, you will find 52 inspired menus with classic Southern flair for a year of Sunday suppers!
  5. Stock The Crock: Phyllis Good’s new cookbook Stock the Crock is fantastic! We’ve bookmarked her ‘Lasagna in a Soup Bowl’, ‘Maple Brushed Salmon’ & ‘ Pumpkin Spice Crème Brulee’ to make this weekend! Stock the Crock has over 100 delicious must-have recipes as well as 200 easy to follow variations for any dietary preference (gluten-free, paleo, vegan, etc.). It’s also crowd-sourced from Good’s massive fan base and tried and tested by Good herself, the recipes in this book promise to be made time and again. Also, it’s not just for fall it has delicious recipes for all seasons!
  6. Bringing It Home: Gail Simmon’s Favorite Recipes from a Life of Adventurous Eating. This is already an Amazon #1 Best Seller! From Gail’s travels, exploring global flavors and keeping detailed diaries, to her Top Chef culinary adventures with the world’s most notable chefs, she is always asking: “How can I bring this dish home to my own kitchen?” Bringing It Home showcases fabulous recipes using accessible ingredients and smart, simple cooking techniques for successful family meals and easy entertaining.
  7. The Dinner Plan: Between juggling work, family, hectic schedules, there are all sorts of situations that make weeknight cooking universally challenging. The Dinner Plan offers five meal strategies—Make-Ahead, Staggered, One-Dish, Extra-Fast, and Pantry—that will help get dinner on the table no matter what the work week throws at you. With being pregnant and busier than we’ve ever been we can’t wait to use The Dinner Plan to help streamline our dinner routines, especially with us both going into our third trimesters soon!
  8. Cherry Bombe The Cookbook: It’s the first-ever cookbook from the team behind Cherry Bombe, the hit indie magazine about women and food, and the Radio Cherry Bombe podcast. Inside are 100+ recipes from some of the most interesting chefs, bakers, food stylists, pastry chefs, and creatives on the food scene today.
  9. The Home Cook: We admire Alex Guarnaschelli and are excited for The Home Cook because it’s an all in one cooking bible for a new generation with 300 recipes for everything from simple vinaigrettes and roast chicken to birthday cake and cocktails.
  10. Eating Well To Win: Focuses on developing delicious, flavorful recipes — many of which include either a Southern, Creole, Italian or Asian flair — that also help _ celebrity clientele reach their peak performance! With our focus on healthy and wellness we’re excited to have come across this fantastic cookbook that feature healthy focused recipes that not only look good but taste great too!

Bon Appetit!

Emily & Barbie


Discovered any new cookbooks you’re absolutely loving this Fall season? Have a go-to cookbook you reference often? Share with us in the comments below!

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