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What would a new season be without new recipes? Less tasty, for sure. This month, we showcase some of
the best new cookbooks for mouthwatering, yet attainable meals at any budget.
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Following up on her New York Times best-selling cookbook Smitten Kitchen, award-
winning blogger Deb Perelman recently launched her newest installment: Smitten
Kitchen Every Day . The recipes are realistic, with page after page of meals that you not
only look forward to eating but can easily whip together. They’re simple to master, a joy
to make, and a real treat to eat and share. Ranging from breakfasts to party bites, with
a strong focus on comfort food, these are recipes that parents will pass down to their
kids for generations to come; Amazon.com
Putting the creativity and enthusiasm of social food network Tasty’s snack-sized videos
of the ultimate in comfort food into print, Tasty Latest & Greatest: Everything You
Want To Cook Right Now features the recipes that resonated most with the site’s 1
million+ Buzzfeed followers and is set to cause their fanbase to double with drool-worthy
offerings like Cheeseburger Pretzel Bombs and Carne Asada Fries. There’s also plenty of
healthy weeknight dinners for meat-lovers, vegetarians and vegans alike, as well as ice
cream, chocolate desserts and rad recipes galore; BarnesAndNoble.com
One half of the Hemsley + Hemsley foodie sister act and co-author of The Art Of Eating
Well and Good + Simple, is back with her first solo venture. Eat Happy: 30 Minute
Feelgood Food is a book that offers just what the title promises: Quick, straightforward
meals that make the eater feel great. The comprehensive list of recipes ranges from
Monday Miso Noodle Soup to Celebration Cake and covers everyday meals, batch cooking,
cutting down on kitchen waste and preparing meals that can be enjoyed for supper with
plenty of leftovers for a packed lunch or midnight snack; HemsleyAndHemsley.com.
Even some of the best home gourmets get daunted when it comes to dessert. Well,
it’s time to polish up your sweet tooth. Scandilicious Baking is the home chef’s secret
weapon. In addition to a lip-smacking collection of easy recipes, it’s filled with tons of
nifty baking hacks. Forget the mile-long shopping lists and sink your senses into the likes
of Pumpkin, Cheese & Sage Muffins or Redcurrant Mazarin Tart, while saving time, money
and keeping the dreaded flour explosion at bay. You may find yourself donating your old
baking cookbooks to the local library; Amazon.com.