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I’ll admit it – I am a cookbook hoarder. I have loads of them perfectly lined up on bookshelves in my office. Truth be told, though, I rarely pull them down from the shelves. Although I still love having actual cookbooks, I’m on the internet a lot, so I primarily use the web for recipe ideas.

While many of the cookbooks in my collection haven’t seen the light of day in a while, I have a few standouts that I’ve been reading before bed and using to find cooking and baking inspiration. And since I’ve been using my slow cooker like it’s my j-o-b to repeatedly make the same 4 recipes, I’m definitely in need of a little dinner inspiration.

I’m sure it’s not shocking that there are several blogger books on my list – and each one is totally amazing! Enough rambling now, here are my current Top 10 Cookbooks! (In no particular order…)

1. Mini Donuts by Jessica Segarra of The Novice Chef. Mini Donuts? What’s not to love? Must Try Recipe: Rocky Road Mini Donuts

2. Ready for Dessert by David Lebovitz. David’s recipes are expertly written and this book continues to be one of my faves for baking inspiration. Must Try Recipe: Guiness-Gingerbread Cupcakes.

3. Classic Snacks Made from Scratch by Casey Barber of Good Food Stories. Homemade versions of your favorite snack food – how can that possibly be a bad thing? Must Try Recipe: Homemade Mallo Cups

4. Perfect One Dish Dinners by Pam Anderson of Three Many Cooks. I LOVE this book for dinner inspiration – it actually stays in my kitchen at all times. Must Try Recipe: Coq au Vin Blanc

5. The Recipe Girl Cookbook by Lori Lange of Recipe Girl Lori’s approachable style of cooking and baking will quickly make this cookbook one of your faves! Must Try Recipe: Cinnamon Roll Pancakes

6. Savory Sweet Life: 100 Simply Delicious Recipes for Every Family Occasion by Alice Currah of Savory Sweet Life. I adore this cookbook almost as much as I adore Alice. Must Try Recipe: Chocolate Chip Cookies

7. The Picky Palate Cookbook by Jenny Flake of Picky Palate Delicious, approachable recipes with gorgeous photos – it’s what every cookbook should be! Must Try Recipe: Oreo Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies

8. Baking: From My Home To Yours by Dorie Greenspan. This is the book that reignited by love for baking – it’s my most used and definitely most loved. Must Try Recipe: The Perfect Party Cake

9. Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics by Ina Garten. I am a huge fan of Ina’s and this book focuses on delicious, elegant food with simple ingredients – which is pretty much cookbook perfection! Must Try Recipe: Easy Sticky Buns

10. Desserts in Jars: 50 Sweet Treats that Shine by Shaina Olmanson of Food For My Family. I’m pretty much a sucker for anything baked or presented in a jar, so Shaina’s book quickly became one of my faves! Must Try Recipe: Flourless Chocolate Cake

Tell me, what’s your favorite cookbook?

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  1. Gloria // Simply Gloria says:

    I am a cook book fanatic, as well. I have wayyyy too many! And, they just sit there looking pretty on my shelves. I love this post. I have almost half of what you listed. (=

  2. Karen says:

    I actually keep Gesine Bullock-Prado’s “Bake It Like You Mean It” on my living room coffee table – it’s so pretty! She had so many neat and original ideas and I love to sit down with a coffee and look through it.

  3. Rachelradiostar says:

    Hi, I’m trying again to comment through my blog from yours! I was writing saying I too have a similar vast collection that I’m finally putting in one place now my HG has finally put some shelves up in the kitchen for me. I too have the same old favourites. Being in the UK, I’m betting you won’t have heard of a lot of the tv chefs whose books I have. BUT two books I have lately been cooking through cover to cover are by The Hairy Bikers. Their Hairy Dieters books are jam packed with good family meals but very healthy and low calorie versions. If you can get them…. Do! As for mini doughnuts – take a look at my last post but one!! I made some for the first time ever! I could do with your book!! * gets on Amazon*
    I found your blog on bloglovin and I am glad x Rachel

  4. Lindi Sheehan says:

    Love Bill Grainger’s & Kylie Kwong’s cookbooks. Also the Australian Women’s Weekly and CWA Baking books – are absolute musts

  5. Miss M says:

    I LOVE Ready for Dessert by David Lebovitz. His recipes never failed me.

  6. Sherri @The Well Floured Kitchen says:

    I love love cookbooks! But it’s true, I only pull a few off the shelf over and over… I like Gale Gand’s books and King Arthur.