If you are looking for a gift for a cookbook collector, I've got some awesome suggestions for you! This post has been updated for 2022 with all the great new cookbooks that have come out!
I'm an avid cookbook reader and collector. Some people may use a cookbook like a reference book, but not me. I like to curl up with a new cookbook (or an old favorite), a cup of tea and read it page by page from start to finish. I especially love the ones that have lots of gorgeous photos of the yummy food!
If you have someone like me on your gift list this year, check out my list of suggestions. (You might want to check out our Gifts for Cooks post also!)
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For the Busy Mom
The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Super Easy!
1If there is one 'celebrity cook' that identify with most, it's definitely Ree Drummond from The Pioneer Woman. I love that her meals are totally approachable for home cooks and busy moms like me.
For the Sweets Lover
Crazy for Cookies, Brownies and Bars
2This cookbook is also by a fellow blogger, my pal Dorothy from Crazy for Crust. I have her first book, Dessert Mash-Ups which is one of my most favorites so I can't wait to see what new yummy treats are in this book!
For the Sandwich Lover
Sandwiched: Grill 'Em, Toast 'Em, Stuff 'Em, Eat 'Em
Blogger Tanya Schroeder from Lemons for LuLu has a no nonsense approach to cooking that I love. These sandwiches are creative, without using hard-to-find or odd ingredients. The Chicken Parmesan Sliders are my favorite recipe.
For the Baker
For the baker on your gift list, look no further than this cookbook filled with beautiful vintage recipes full of Southern charm!
For the Mac and Cheese Lover
The Mac + Cheese Cookbook: 50 Simple Recipes from Homeroom, America's Favorite Mac and Cheese Restaurant
Known for their Mac and Cheese, this cookbook from the famous restaurant Homeroom is filled with 50 amazing recipes. There are dozens of variations on the classic Mac and Cheese, plus lots of other recipes, too.
For the Breakfast Lover
Breakfast for Dinner: Recipes for Frittata Florentine, Huevos Rancheros, Sunny-Side-Up Burgers, and More!
With recipes like Breakfast Ravioli and Bacon Fried Rice, this cookbook is filled with loads of recipes guaranteed to fill your belly any time of day.
For the Slow Cooker Lover
Fix-It and Forget-It Big Cookbook: 1400 Best Slow Cooker Recipes!
For the person who loves their slow cooker meals, this cookbook with 1400 recipes is perfect - it's like the Bible of slow cooking. The book includes things you wouldn't expect, too, like dessert and even bread!
For the Grilling Guru
Meathead: The Science of Great Barbecue and Grilling
From barbecues sauces to perfect Texas Brisket, this cookbook has all the recipes your grill master craves. It also includes tips on marinating, bringing, dry rubs and more. Mr. Juggling Act is a fan of the Last Meal Ribs recipe!
For the Food Network Fan
Brunch at Bobby's: 140 Recipes for the Best Part of the Weekend
If you have ever watched Food Network you know Bobby Flay has a culinary empire that includes cooking shows, restaurants, and this cookbook. My favorite? Apple Cheddar and Turkey Bacon Cornmeal Waffle Sandwiches - except that I use regular bacon and serve them with maple syrup for dipping.
For the Chicken Lover
100 Creative ways to Use Rotisserie Chicken in Everyday Meals
This one is also written by a blogging friend of mine and has so many amazing recipes! Not only i s is great for those that like to cook chicken, but it also would be amazing for busy moms. I absolutely adore the Ravioli Skillet Lasagna recipe!