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New Cookbooks 2012

I’ve become awfully fond of my Kindle for reading books, but I still like to hold my cookbooks in my hands.  I won’t be ordering any electronic versions of cookbooks… ever!  And I hope you still like to shelve them in your kitchen too.

Here are a few cookbooks that have been released recently by some blogging friends of mine that you may wish to think about ordering.  I’ve got all of them on my cookbook shelves, and they make for good nighttime reading too :)


The Cookie Dough Lover’s Cookbook by Lindsay Landis (blog:  Love and Olive Oil)- Lindsay has a fabulous blog filled with delicious recipes and amazing photography.  She designed my website too.  And now she has a cookbook!  Can you say “multi-talented?!”  This cookbook is full of recipes for cookie dough lover’s (like me!).  All of the recipes contain homemade egg-free cookie dough.  You’ll find classics like chocolate chip cookie dough truffles and ice cream, but you’ll also find a whole lot of creative twists such as chocolate chip cookie dough bread pudding, cookie dough swirl marshmallows, and cookie dough mosaic cheesecake.  There is a photo for every single recipe.  If you’re a cookie dough lover (and who isn’t, right??), this one is a must-have on your cookbook shelf!  Head over to RecipeBoy’s blog for a giveaway of this cookbook today!


Cornerstone Cooking by Nick Evans (blog:  Macheesmo)- Nick has been around the blogging world for the last few years, sharing creative recipes on his blog.  His book is focused on helping cooks make getting dinner on the table easier and affordable and making leftovers last.  The book centers around eight cornerstone dishes that you can then repurpose throughout the week to prepare new dishes.  For example, in chapter 1, Nick shows us how to make a simple roast chicken, and then he follows with recipes that can use up that roast chicken: chicken stock, shredded chicken hash, greek chicken salad, four chicken salad variations, chicken tortilla soup, spicy chicken tostada, creamy chicken pesto pasta, chicken and dumplings and chicken nuggets.  There are photos for many of the recipes.  This is a great cookbook to have around for people who like to get the most out of their leftovers and need some ideas for doing so.


Savory Sweet Life by Alice Currah (blog: Savory Sweet Life)- Oh dear, I can’t say enough about how much I love Alice.  She’s an extremely lovely person, and the recipes she shares on her blog are well-tested and they’re really things I would totally eat.  I visit her blog often for recipe inspiration and to drool over her photography.  This cookbook shares 100 Simply Delicious Recipes for Every Family Occasion.  Alice has divided the book into entertaining themes- such as Sunday Mornings (with recipes like Cinnamon Coffee Cake Muffins and Breakfast Pizza), Tween Birthday Bash (with recipes like Coconut Chicken Tenders and Vanilla Cake with Buttercream Frosting and Sour Cream Raspberry Filling), Block Party (with recipes like Fiesta Corn Salad and Blackberry Crisp) and Potlucks (with recipes like Spicy Bacon Spinach Artichoke Dip and Heavenly Almond Pound Cake).  If you like to entertain, that’s a bonus and you’ll love this book for its organization by theme.  You’ll also love it if you’re just looking for a book of tried and true recipes.  There is a photo for every single recipe.  It’s pretty clear that Alice put her heart and soul into this cookbook.


SprinkleBakes by Heather Baird (blog: SprinkleBakes)- Heather is the amazing baker, photographer and artist behind the blog SprinkleBakes.  Her new book shares the creative side of baking- how to make jaw-dropping, artistic creations.  There’s nothing to be intimidated by since Heather shows you how to do everything in her book with step-by-step photos and easy-to-follow instructions!  You’ll see recipes for basic things like sugar cookies, chocolate mousse, chocolate cake and buttercream.  And Heather shares all of her secrets and tips for making those things turn out absolutely perfect.  Then there are the mouthwatering things like Salted Caramel Cupcakes and Neapolitan Cake.  But you’ll also find super creative recipes for things like Postcard Cookies, Dale Chihuly-Inspired Candy Nesting Bowls, and a book cake (yes… a cake that looks just like an open book).  This book will help you to get creative in the kitchen, it makes for great bedside reading, and even the most experienced baker will learn a lot from this one!


Push Up Pops by Courtney Dial Whitmore (blog: Pizzazerie)- Courtney is the author of Pizzazerie, a popular party-planning website.  Push-Up Pops are a fairly new craze hitting the dessert world.  These fun little containers can be filled with all kinds of fun treats and served as weddings, showers, birthday parties or holiday bashes!  Each “pop” holds a single serving.  Recipes included in the book are things like Dreamy Chocoholic, Gingerbread Jingle, Wedding Cake, Snicker’s Caramel Pie and Frozen Lime Margarita.  They are all simple and adorable treats, and there’s a photo of every recipe!  This is a fun book to have around for making special occasion treats.  The push up pop containers are available here.


Simply Gluten Free by Carol Kicinski (blog: Simply Gluten Free)- Carol is well known in the Gluten-Free community for creating delicious recipes on her blog.  Her cookbook focuses on making gluten-free cooking fast and stress-free, covering everything from everyday suppers to holiday entertaining.  My gluten-free Mom will be very happy to have this cookbook full of easy recipes!  If you’re dairy free, vegan or vegetarian, Carol shows you how to adapt some of her recipes to accommodate. Recipes include things like a Sweet Rice Flour Blend, Greek Burgers with Tzatziki Sauce, Quick Mac and Cheese, Almond-Crusted Chicken Piccata, Spanish Tortilla, Chipotle Potato Salad and Cookies and Cream no-bake Cheesecakes.  The book is divided into themed meals (if you’d like to utilize it as such)- like Weeknight Mexican Fiesta, All-American Meatloaf Dinner and Quick Thanksgiving.  There are a few photos in the book.  If you’re gluten-free or if you cook for gluten-free people in your life, this book is definitely worth placing on your bookshelf.

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The GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED!  The two randomly selected winners are #210 Nancy and #849 Jeniece.  Both winner will have 72 hours to respond to my email or another winner will be chosen.  Thanks to all for entering!

I’m giving away TWO $50.00 USD Amazon.com gift cards to two lucky RecipeGirl readers!   How to enter:

You may leave one comment to enter to win one of the gift cards:
Just leave a comment telling me which of these cookbooks you might like to add to your cookbook collection.

You may leave a second comment to enter to win if you share this giveaway on Twitter or Facebook: Tweet this: “Win a $50 Amazon Gift Card on @RecipeGirl and buy your favorite new cookbooks! http://ow.ly/bgVEA”  Or, just share a link to the giveaway on your Facebook page.  Come back and leave a second comment telling me that you tweeted or shared on FB.

**RecipeBoy is giving away a copy of The Cookie Dough Lover’s Cookbook on his blog this week- visit his giveaway post to enter to win that one!**

This giveaway is open to everyone- anywhere- as long as I can email an Amazon.com gift card to you (make sure you include a valid email address). I’ll be choosing two winners via random.org on Wednesday evening, June 6th, and will post the randomly-selected winners here on this post (and email the winners, who will have 72 hours to get back to me before I pick another winner).  Good luck to everyone!

Disclosure:  This giveaway is provided by me!  There are Amazon affiliate links included within this post. 

1,068 Responses to “New Cookbooks 2012”

  1. postedMay 31, 2012 8:25 AM

    I have been eying up the cookie dough one for weeks now! And i completely agree-I love my kindle but I never want an “e-cookbook”. I love flipping through the pages, looking through the pictures, and adding the physical book to my collection.

  2. postedMay 31, 2012 8:26 AM
    Erica

    I love entertaining, so the fact that Savoury Sweet Life is organized by event type would be super practical and useful for me!

  3. postedMay 31, 2012 8:26 AM

    I would like to add the Cookie Dough Lovers cookbook to my cookbook library! :)

  4. postedMay 31, 2012 8:26 AM
    Allia

    The Cookie Dough Lover’s cookbook!! I’m in love with cookie dough!

  5. postedMay 31, 2012 8:27 AM
    Tiffany

    I’d love to get the “Savory Sweet Life” …those kabobs on the cover look tasty & perfect for the summer!

  6. postedMay 31, 2012 8:27 AM
    Erica

    I tweeted!

  7. postedMay 31, 2012 8:28 AM
    Stephanie

    The Cornerstone Cookbook sounds interesting – I need to learn to love leftovers! Thanks for the giveaway!

  8. postedMay 31, 2012 8:28 AM
    Ann

    I just shared your giveaway on Twitter!!

  9. postedMay 31, 2012 8:28 AM

    SprinkleBakes!

  10. postedMay 31, 2012 8:28 AM
    Allia

    I shared the link to this post on facebook too :-)

  11. postedMay 31, 2012 8:29 AM
    Sam

    My biggest challenge is thinking of new dinner ideas to feed my little family – Simply Gluten Free would be perfect for me! Thank you for hosting this giveaway!

  12. postedMay 31, 2012 8:29 AM

    Oh boy!! As lovely as all of these cookbooks look I would most like The Cookie Dough Lovers Cookbook, The Sprinkle Bakes Cookbook, and The Savory Sweet Life cookbooks – simply because they’re blogs I follow and adore. Hope I win!

  13. postedMay 31, 2012 8:29 AM

    I have the cookie dough cookbook to review – so many innovative cookie dough recipes to choose from! I’m leaning towards the ecookbooks, myself. My shelves are full and I have no where else to store more cookbooks. I think I would like to try Savoury Sweet Life.

  14. postedMay 31, 2012 8:30 AM
    Angie M.

    Definitely Savory Sweet Life. I love how it is organized by themes.

  15. postedMay 31, 2012 8:30 AM
    Cheryl Myklebust

    I would love to have “Savory Sweet Life!”

  16. postedMay 31, 2012 8:30 AM

    I tweeted! – @katrinadingle

  17. postedMay 31, 2012 8:30 AM
    Stephan

    Hi, I’d choose Savory Sweet Life.

  18. postedMay 31, 2012 8:30 AM
    Victoria

    Well since my husband LOVES cookiedough, I think I would have to buy The Cookie Dough Lover’s Cookbook.

  19. postedMay 31, 2012 8:30 AM
    Jodie Kieffer

    My son and wife have a new baby and I’ve been doing all the cooking for them so this is the perfect time to add to my cookbook collection! I think Cornerstone Cooking sounds like the perfect addition! I also love having the books on the shelf rather than in my kindle. Some things just don’t need to change! I think I reposted on twitter, but I’m never quite sure. I’m really enjoying your twitter feed and your blog! Found you from a tweet Pioneer Woman sent out one time.

    • May 31st, 2012 @ 2:45 PM

      Awesome! Love Ree!

  20. postedMay 31, 2012 8:30 AM

    I’d love SprinkleBakes by Heather Baird!!!

  21. postedMay 31, 2012 8:30 AM
    Ann

    I would LOVE Savory Sweet Life’s cookbook – I love her blog and her recipes!!

  22. postedMay 31, 2012 8:31 AM

    I tweeted! Therefore I’m commenting again! I’d love SprinkleBakes by Heather Baird!!! :)

  23. postedMay 31, 2012 8:31 AM
    Rebecca

    I like all of them. But if I had to chose, I would probably choose Simply Gluten Free.

  24. postedMay 31, 2012 8:31 AM
    Stephan

    I tweeted – @WittyName32

  25. postedMay 31, 2012 8:31 AM
    Jodie Kieffer

    I tweeted too! (Well, you autotweeted for me kinda) :)

  26. postedMay 31, 2012 8:32 AM
    Nancy Flemming

    Sprinkle Bakes!

  27. postedMay 31, 2012 8:32 AM

    The Savory Sweet Life looks great!!!!

  28. postedMay 31, 2012 8:33 AM
    Amy

    You had me at Cookie Dough…. The Cookie Dough Lovers Cookbook

  29. postedMay 31, 2012 8:34 AM
    Kate W.

    I love SprinkleBakes!

  30. postedMay 31, 2012 8:35 AM
    Amy

    I tweeted :) @AmyDuranso

  31. postedMay 31, 2012 8:35 AM
    Caroline

    I tweeted about your contest – twitter name: snowbunny_87

  32. postedMay 31, 2012 8:35 AM
    Stacie

    I would love to add Sprinklebakes to my collection. Love her blog!

  33. postedMay 31, 2012 8:35 AM

    I’d love Sprinkle Bakes cookbook!

  34. postedMay 31, 2012 8:35 AM
    Carmen

    It’s a tough choice since they are all fabulous books, but I will have to go with the Savory Sweet Life!

  35. postedMay 31, 2012 8:36 AM

    And tweeted about your giveaway!

  36. postedMay 31, 2012 8:36 AM
    Caroline

    SprinkleBakes

  37. postedMay 31, 2012 8:36 AM

    I would love to own the SprinkleBakes cookbook. I got to take a look at it in the bookstore recently. It is a beautiful book.

  38. postedMay 31, 2012 8:37 AM

    I think I would definitely go for the “Savory Sweet Life,” because I love entertaining and making great food! :)

  39. postedMay 31, 2012 8:40 AM
  40. postedMay 31, 2012 8:40 AM
    britni

    I would LOVE to have the cookie dough lovers cookbook!!!

  41. postedMay 31, 2012 8:41 AM
    britni

    I tweeted about the giveaway!!

    @britni_01

  42. postedMay 31, 2012 8:42 AM

    Wow they all look incredible. The Savory Sweet Life would be my first choice. What a wonderful giveaway. Have a great day!!

  43. postedMay 31, 2012 8:43 AM

    I love the Sprinkle Bakes blog, so I would definitely add that one (and the cookie dough book!)

  44. postedMay 31, 2012 8:43 AM
    Carolina

    I would like to add Sprinklebakes to my book collection!

  45. postedMay 31, 2012 8:44 AM
  46. postedMay 31, 2012 8:44 AM
    Donia

    I’d love to have a copy of Savory Sweet Life. Looks amazing!

  47. postedMay 31, 2012 8:45 AM
    Debbie

    The Savory Sweet Life looks like a great book!

  48. postedMay 31, 2012 8:46 AM
    Donia

    I tweeted! @doniamarie.

  49. postedMay 31, 2012 8:46 AM
    Anna

    I would love to add the Cookie Dough Lovers cookbook to my pile. Have been waiting for it forever!!!!

  50. postedMay 31, 2012 8:46 AM
    gail

    would like the push up pops book

  51. postedMay 31, 2012 8:46 AM
    Amanda

    I’d try the gluten free cookbook!

  52. postedMay 31, 2012 8:46 AM
    Dani

    I would probably start with Simply Gluten Free. While I do not avoid gluten, many friends and family do and I’d love to get some new inspiration.

  53. postedMay 31, 2012 8:47 AM
    Carolina

    I tweeted!

  54. postedMay 31, 2012 8:48 AM
    kazue

    would like to add sprinkle bakes book to my collection

  55. postedMay 31, 2012 8:49 AM
    Alyssa

    I would love to have the Cookie Dough Lovers cookbook!

  56. postedMay 31, 2012 8:50 AM
    abigail

    the gluten free cookbook

  57. postedMay 31, 2012 8:53 AM
    Katherine

    I would love to add the Cookie Dough Lover’s book to my collection. Cookie dough is delicious!

  58. postedMay 31, 2012 9:02 AM

    Definitely the Cookie Dough book!!!

  59. postedMay 31, 2012 9:04 AM

    Savory Sweet Life! Looks amazing :-)

  60. postedMay 31, 2012 9:05 AM
    Charlotte

    I would love Sprinklebakes !!!

  61. postedMay 31, 2012 9:05 AM
    Gina

    Cookie Dough book….yum. It is on my Amazon wish list already.

  62. postedMay 31, 2012 9:05 AM

    Tweeted about your giveaway! Love it!

  63. postedMay 31, 2012 9:08 AM
    Amy Heinle

    I would love the cookie dough cookbook.

  64. postedMay 31, 2012 9:08 AM
    Josie

    I’d love to get a copy of Savory Sweet Life.

  65. postedMay 31, 2012 9:09 AM
    Jenni R

    Cookie Dough Lovers!

  66. postedMay 31, 2012 9:09 AM
    Darbi

    I would love to add the Cookie Dough Lover’s Cookbook to my collection!!

  67. postedMay 31, 2012 9:09 AM
    Josie

    I tweeted!

  68. postedMay 31, 2012 9:10 AM
    Jenni R

    Tweeted!

  69. postedMay 31, 2012 9:14 AM
    Amy

    What a wonderful giveaway. Yeah, I rather having a book, especially cookbooks, in my hands too. I need to feel the weight and smell the fresh prints of paper/ink….I would love to add SprinkleBakes to my collection. :)

    amy [at] utry [dot] it

  70. postedMay 31, 2012 9:14 AM
    Amy

    tweeted and here the link to the tweet: https://twitter.com/uTry_it/status/208229976359714816
    amy [at] utry [dot] it

  71. postedMay 31, 2012 9:16 AM
    Sarah

    I added the Cookie Dough Lover’s Cookbook to my Amazon wish list yesterday! Would love that.

  72. postedMay 31, 2012 9:16 AM
    Karen

    I would take any of them! Preferably Cookie Dough or Savory Sweet Life.

  73. postedMay 31, 2012 9:17 AM

    I want all of these! Savory Sweet Life is a must for me, though. Thanks for such a generous giveaway, Lori!

  74. postedMay 31, 2012 9:19 AM
    Lindsay

    I would love a copy of Savory Sweet Life. Love that blog!

  75. postedMay 31, 2012 9:20 AM
    Zoey

    I would love to add The Cookie Dough Lover’s Cookbook to my collection!

  76. postedMay 31, 2012 9:22 AM
    Michelle Yakob

    definitely cookie dough lovers!!

  77. postedMay 31, 2012 9:24 AM

    which of these cookbooks you might like to add to your cookbook collection = I already have Lindsay & Heather’s books; would like to try Alice’s book next!

  78. postedMay 31, 2012 9:24 AM
    Jenny

    I would pick Savory Sweet Life. Yummy!

  79. postedMay 31, 2012 9:26 AM
    Marisa

    Even though this is not a “baking” book, I have been eyeing up “Marshmallow Madness,” by Shauna Sever. I recenetly started making homemade marshmallows and they are simply amazing!

  80. postedMay 31, 2012 9:26 AM
    JoAnn

    CORNERSTONE! I’ve been meaning to buy that forever! :)

  81. postedMay 31, 2012 9:27 AM

    The Savory Sweet life looks great. I am going to have to check that one out.

  82. postedMay 31, 2012 9:27 AM
    Toni Vanderwege

    I would love to win the cookbook from Alice Currah, Savory Sweet Life! I really enjoy reading her blog and her recipes are truly winners with my family and friends.

  83. postedMay 31, 2012 9:27 AM
    Monica N.

    I would love to get the Sprinklebakes dessert cookbook, i’ve been eyeing it!

  84. postedMay 31, 2012 9:28 AM

    I tweeted it! @jamiecanter

  85. postedMay 31, 2012 9:28 AM

    Awesome giveaway! I would totally want the Cornerstone Cooking cookbook – it looks fantastic!

  86. postedMay 31, 2012 9:29 AM

    i tweeted about the giveaway.

  87. postedMay 31, 2012 9:29 AM
    Robbie

    I’d like Cornerstone Cooking or Savory Sweet life. Thanks!

  88. postedMay 31, 2012 9:29 AM
    Sheilah Miller

    I’m new to gluten free so I would like that cookbook first followed by all the rest :)

  89. postedMay 31, 2012 9:30 AM

    Cornerstone! It would make a great addition to my stack of cookbooks!

  90. postedMay 31, 2012 9:30 AM
    Joan Callaway

    Savory Sweet Life would be my choice

  91. postedMay 31, 2012 9:33 AM

    Savory Sweet Life sounds good!

  92. postedMay 31, 2012 9:34 AM
    Cheryl in AL

    I think the Savory Sweet Life will live in my Kitchen. I do agree that there is nothing like a real cookbook in your hands.

  93. postedMay 31, 2012 9:35 AM
    Jennifer

    Sprinkle Bakes! I love to let me inner artist out when I finally get away from the reality of work!

  94. postedMay 31, 2012 9:37 AM

    “Savory Sweet Life” or “SprinkleBakes”. I can’t choose only one (Sorry!)

  95. postedMay 31, 2012 9:37 AM
    Toni Vanderwege

    I shared your link Win a $50 Amazon Gift Card on @RecipeGirl and buy your favorite new cookbooks! on my facebook page.

  96. postedMay 31, 2012 9:38 AM
    Christie

    I would love to add the Sprinkle Bakes!

  97. postedMay 31, 2012 9:38 AM

    Here is my tweet. Thanks for the giveaway!!
    xx

  98. postedMay 31, 2012 9:40 AM
    Cindi

    Savory Sweet Life would be the perfect addition to my cookbook collection!

  99. postedMay 31, 2012 9:43 AM
    Carolyn

    Savory Sweet Life sounds like my idea of fun summer reading! Pick me! Pick me!

  100. postedMay 31, 2012 9:43 AM
    Annie

    I really need – excuse me, I meant “would love to have!” – the Cookie Dough Lover’s Cookbook 😉

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