Today, most home cooks looking for a recipe turn to Google or Pinterest. Cookbooks must offer more than recipes alone. They must be beautiful, entertaining, clever and of course be packed with amazing recipes. We recommend these cookbooks as being well worth purchasing and each a worthy read.

1. Beautiful

Magnolia Table: A Collection of Recipes for Gathering by Joanna Gaines, $18, Amazon.com

Browsing through this collection of Gaines family favorites and selections from their new restaurant, Magnolia Table, will make you feel like you’re a part of the family. Filled with beautiful photos and personal stories, this cookbook inspires you to get in the kitchen and fix up something to eat.

2. Clever Concept

Deceptively Delicious: Simple Secrets to Get Your Kids Eating Good Food by Jessica Seinfeld, $6, Amazon.com

Having trouble coaxing your family to eat healthy? This cookbook with perky vintage illustrations will help. Perfect for picky eaters of any age, this book is filled with kid-friendly recipes stealthily packed with hidden veggies. Jessica also includes tips for healthy snacking and advice on creating a positive environment at mealtime. 

3. Entertaining

Cravings: Recipes for All the Food You Want to Eat by Chrissy Teigen, $17, Amazon.com

Filled with fun photos and hilarious commentary, this cookbook makes you want to cook. These recipes are tasty and include a wide variety of cuisines, dishes and flavors for any occasion. From classics like biscuits and gravy to exciting new flavors inspired by Chrissy’s Thai heritage, this book has something for everyone.