Since I have come to realize that I am cookbook obsessed and not everyone is, I thought I’d start sharing my reviews with you all to help you focus on the books that will help you most with your meal planning! Afterall, one of the challenges many people face is finding the time to meal plan and look for new recipes or ideas. For me, browsing the many, many shelves at the library or bookstore each week is a fun and relaxing trip. For so many though, I know it is overwhelming and you don’t even know where to begin! My book reviews will save you the time and trouble of sorting through the many, many titles that are out there! All of the books are those that I have read myself They are either books from my own collection but many checked out from the library (I’m a frugal gal too!). Occasionally I will review books sent to me by publishers or authors in which case I will let you know. But you can rest assured I will only review books that help you find new ideas to add a little more magic to your meals!

Check below for all the reviews I’ve already done. Then subscribe to my blog (if you haven’t already!) to read the newest reviews. Got a special title or area of cooking in mind? Let me know what you want to see and I’m on the case ASAP!

P.S. By the way, if you choose to purchase any of these books, please do so through my site…it helps me keep my website up and running for you!

Artisan Bread in Five Minutes A Day *
5 A Day: The Better Health Cookbook
The Dinner Doctor
Everyday Italian *
The Family Kitchen *
Kitchen Life-Real Life Real Food for Families–Even Yours! *
The Mom’s Guide to Meal Makeovers
Robin to the Rescue *
Southern Living Ultimate Quick and Easy Cookbook *
The Weekend Baker
Whole Grains For Busy People

Around the World Cookbook *
Deceptively Delicious *
Dinnertime! *
The Healthy Lunchbox
Healthy Foods: An Irreverant Guide to Understanding Nutrition and Feeding Your Family

Healthy Meals for Babies and Toddlers *
Kid Favorites Made Healthy *
The Kids’ Holiday Baking Book
Petit Appetit: Eat, Drink and Be Merry
Robin Miller: Quick Fix Meals
The Sneaky Chef
Sneaky Chef to the Rescue
Super Food For Babies and Children

30 Day Gourmet: BIG Book of Freezer Cooking *
Bake and Freeze Desserts
Cooking Among Friends
Don’t Panic! Dinner’s In the Freezer
Freezer Cooking Manual from 30 Day Gourmet
Make-A-Mix *

Make It Fast, Cook It Slow
Not Your Mother’s Slow Cooker Cookbook
Rival Crock-Pot: 3 Books In 1 *

Getting Your Kid on a Gluten-Free, Casein-Free Diet
Kid Friendly ADHD Cookbook
Supermarket Vegan

30-Minute Meals for Dummies
834 Kitchen Quick Tips
Barbarians at the Plate
Desperation Entertaining
Escape From the Kitchen
The Family Kitchen Garden*
Mariel’s Kitchen: Simple Ingredients for a Delicious and Satisfying LIfe*
The New Best Recipe Cookbook
Rotisserie Chickens to the Rescue!
Sandra Lee Semi-Homemade: Grilling *
Saving Dinner
Saving Dinner Basics
Taste of Home’s Everyday Light Meals *

* Means these books have lots of photos for those of you that like that in your cookbooks (I do!)

I’ll update this list regularly to include the most recent book reviews I do on the blog. Check back often for updates to this list or just search for “Cookbook Review” in the search box on the home page of this blog. If you are an author or publisher with a book you’d like me to review, please see my Advertising Page for details. Thanks for reading and happy cooking!


  1. malm says

    You should try " The family table" By Marie Breton and Isabelle Emond (they also have one on Lunch Box and one about kids) I love them all, great recipes that everyone in my family loves!


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