Book Club Picks: Cookbooks for Summer

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Cookbooks for Summer


With sweet summer corn from the fields and plump juicy tomatoes fresh off the vine, there’s no better time than the summer for creating a host of delicious recipes. Using the freshest, local ingredients is the first step in creating an unforgettable meal for your family. You don’t need to be a gourmet chef to whip up a scrumptious platter of food for friends and family. There are an abundance of easy-to-follow cookbooks available that will get you cooking in minutes. To give you some inspiration, here are five new cookbooks offered in stores and online this month.

The Chopped Cookbook: Using What You Got to Cook Something Great


The Chopped Cookbook: Using What You Got to Cook Something Great by Food Network is a must-read for the adventurous cook. What makes this food competition show so popular with its fans are the creative dishes the contestants make with the most unusual ingredients. This cookbook takes everyday staples found in your pantry to produce some mouthwatering dishes your family will love. It’s hard to resist something that sounds so yummy such as Pretzel-Mustard-Crusted Pork Tenderloin Sliders or Black Forest Dessert Pizza. This cookbook comes complete with colorful illustrations and tidbits of helpful hints in the sidebar.

Revolutionary Pizza by Dimitri Syrkin-Nikolau, founder of Dimo’s Pizza (home of Chicago’s most distinctive pies) is much more than a how-to guide for making pizza. Let’s be honest. If you are looking for a budget-friendly meal, pizza is at the top of most moms’ lists. In this new release, pizza becomes more than just a kid’s favorite meal. It turns into a canvas in which to create flavorful culinary creations. Go ahead and serve your family some Chicken n’ Waffles Pizza or Naked 3Veg Pizza tonight. Dinnertime never sounded so good.

Cookbook Picks for Summer

Powerful Paleo Superfoods:The Best Primal-Friendly Foods for Burning Fat, Building Muscle and Optimal Health by Heather Connell with Julie Maranan is the go-to guide for incorporating the top 50 Paleo-approved superfoods into your diet. Using powerful proteins like salmon and locally pastured beef, these recipes will keep you healthy while satisfying your hunger. With out-of-this-world meals like Blackberry-Glazed Salmon and Spicy Broccoli and Beef Stir-Fry, your family will come running to the dinner table this summer.

Cookbook Picks for Summer

Comfort Food Cookbook: 230 Recipes for Bringing Classic Good Food to the Table by editors of Grit Magazine is the ultimate source for cooking traditional meals for the family. Who doesn’t love the smell of homemade biscuits cooking in the kitchen? This new release combines favorite family recipes with a modern twist to create fabulous dishes to serve your loved ones. Why not serve up some Creamy Summertime Corn Chowder or Oven-Fried Honey Chicken for supper? This beautifully illustrated cookbook should be a necessity for every mom's kitchen.

Cookbook Picks for Summer

365 Vegan Smoothie: Boost Your Health with a Rainbow of Fruits and Vegetables by Kathy Patalsky is an easy way to eat healthy by serving up some delicious frosty drinks. The best way to start your day is with a bounty of fruits and vegetables. In this colorful new book, you can energize, detox, and even aid your digestion by blending a mixture of summer produce. Try a Green Banana Jungle Shake to slim down or maybe a Fizzy Ginger Berry Cooler to boost your immunity. Whatever your passion might be, there are plenty of nutritional and tasty options from which to choose.

Cookbook Picks for Summer
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