Sometimes cooking can be difficult. It could be because a busy schedule, a lack of experience, or just a general funk, but escaping the cooking rut can be somewhat of a challenge. When you are in need of refreshing your cooking game, look no further than these celebrity cookbooks to add some Hollywood flair to your kitchen.
Cravings by Chrissy Teigen
Reading Cravings makes you feel like Chrissy is right there with you in the kitchen cracking jokes and tweeting about her husband. It doesn’t matter if you are just starting out in the kitchen or you are, to quote Chrissy, “Chef Chefly McCheffington,” her dishes are for all to enjoy. Whether you’re planning a brunch party or date night, Chrissy gives you inspiration for meals that not only look Instagram-worthy, but also are satisfying. Her book features special guest recipes from her parents and husband, showing that making food can be for the whole family. Unleash your inner Chrissy and make the food you actually want to eat – looking at you, Frito Pie Bar.
Maria Menounos’ bestselling EveryGirl book series has been a lifestyle staple and The EveryGirl’s Guide to Cooking is no different. Inspired by her mother’s cooking, crazy schedule, and Greek heritage, Mariagives readers her favorite recipes that are for all levels of experience. The book focuses on using natural, fresh, and healthy ingredients, but also incorporates a few splurge recipes because sometimes you just need to treat yourself. Entertain guests with Watermelon-Feta salad, snack on Chickpea Poppers, or jump start your day with Apple Pie Quinoa Porridge – whatever you’re craving Maria has got you covered.
It’s All Easy by Gwyneth Paltrow
It’s All Easy is a follow-up from Gwyneth’s cookbook, It’s All Good, focusing on people who love to eat, but don’t have the time to cook. The cookbook gives readers quick, simple, and healthy recipes that can be made in the same amount of time it takes your take-out to get delivered. An added bonus is her “on-the-go” meals chapter of the cookbook, which contains a variety of delectable options for work or school lunches. Add It’s All Easy to your collection and get your goop on.
Stirring Up Fun with Food by Sarah Michelle Gellar & Gia Russo
In Stirring Up Fun with Food, Sarah and Gia toss out the “don’t play with your food” rule and explore the possibilities of making food fun. After noticing her kids enjoyed getting adventurous in the kitchen, Sarah found amusing ways of stepping up basic dishes. The cookbook is organized by month to include classic and unique holiday dishes – we’re talking Shark Week goodies and licensed Star Wars Day creations. These recipes were created for people of all ages, but Sarah and Gia’s one-of-a-kind meals will have you feeling like a kid again.
Back to the Kitchen by Freddie Prinze Jr.
Take a journey through Freddie Prinze Jr.’s life through food in his part-cookbook, part-memoir, Back to the Kitchen. Freddie shares recipes, photos, and stories of growing up in New Mexico, acting in Hollywood, and becoming a husband and father. For spice lovers, you will find plenty of dishes with different types of chiles and heat, incorporating flavor and spice from his Puerto Rican heritage. Throughout Back to the Kitchen Freddie features recipes from his mom, his wife (and fellow cookbook creator) Sarah Michelle Gellar, and his kids/sous chefs, Charlie and Rocky. Pick up Freddie’s along with Sarah’s for the ultimate power couple cookbook set.
The Seasoned Life by Ayesha Curry
Ayesha Curry is no novice to a busy lifestyle – with two daughters and a husband in the NBA, finding time to cook impressive meals may seem daunting. The Seasoned Life expresses the importance of finding a balance between work and family, starting in the kitchen. Ayesha’s book includes recipes the whole family will love, from Mom’s Chicken Soup to Apple-Cinnamon Oatmeal. She even reveals her go-to recipe for Power Coffee, a surefire way to overcome your most hectic days.