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5 Cookbooks to Make This Thanksgiving the Best Yet

November 9, 2018
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We all know cookbooks make great gifts, but before gift-buying season officially begins (we see you, Black Friday!), why not treat yourself to some pre-Thanksgiving cooking inspiration? Whether you're hosting or just bringing along a dish (or a cocktail!), here are a few of our favorite cookbooks to help you prepare for the main event.

Cook Like a Pro, by Ina Garten

There's no place like home for Thanksgiving, and the latest cookbook from the Barefoot Contessa features techniques and recipes specifically for the home cook. Ina's new book will help you cook with confidence, offering tips on everything from buying the right ingredients to testing for doneness to stripping the leaves from your fresh herbs. And with recipes for side dishes like celery root & chickpea puree and haricots verts with hazelnuts & dill, this book is sure to please this Thanksgiving.[button link="" newwindow="yes"] Buy Now[/button]

Cravings: Hungry for More, by Chrissy Teigen

If you're one of Chrissy Teigen's 21 million Instagram followers, then it will come as no surprise that Chrissy's new cookbook is full of heart, personality, and delicious recipes (oh, and a few great pics of her precious family!). You'll find inspiration for everyday cooking, but with a WHOLE. SECTION. called "Potatoes & Their Friends," you're sure to find plenty of great dishes to pair with turkey this Thanksgiving.[button link="" newwindow="yes"] Buy Now[/button]

Carla Hall's Soul Food

Carla Hall takes us back to her Nashville roots in this comprehensive collection of America's favorite comfort foods. From appetizers and breads to sides and desserts, the celebrity chef covers all the bases for a well-rounded—and satisfying!—meal. (How does baked blooming onion, seared okra, creamed kale, sweet potato rolls, and nutmeg eggnog buttermilk pie sound?) This book is full of mouth watering recipes, but if you're feeling overwhelmed by the options, worry no more. The final section offers a number of Celebration Menus, including a guide to Thanksgiving that will take the stress right out of meal planning. This book is a one-stop shop![button link="" newwindow="yes"] Buy Now[/button]

Baking All Year Round, by Rosanna Pansino

Did you tell mom you'd bring dessert but have no idea where to start? Or are you a pie-pro looking for some special occasion inspiration? Bake up only the best after you pick up this new cookbook from Nerdy Nummies star Rosanna Pansino. With a whole chapter on Thanksgiving, including step-by-step instructions for delightful desserts like Autumn Leaf Cookies and Pear Crumble Cornucopias, this book will help you make a dessert to satisfy even your most persnickety relatives.[button link="" newwindow="yes"] Buy Now[/button]

Better Homes & Gardens New Cook Book

If what you're looking for this Thanksgiving are traditional, time-tested recipes, with a few new favorites thrown in, then this is the cookbook for you. After all, this is the 17th(!) edition of this bestselling cookbook that was first published in 1930. With clear directions and how-to photos, the new New Cook Book will make your Thanksgiving feast a breeze.[button link="" newwindow="yes"] Buy Now[/button]Still can't find what you're looking for? Browse more cooking inspiration here.

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