Five best cookbooks

The I Heart Naptime Cookbook: More Than 100 Easy & Delicious Recipes to Make in Less Than One Hour by Jamielyn Nye, Grand Central Life & Style (Hachette Book Group), US $28.00, Pp 288, September 2016, ISBN 978-1455562930

Scandinavian Gatherings: From Afternoon Fika to Midsummer Feast: 70 Simple Recipes & Crafts for Everyday Celebrations by Melissa Bahen, Sasquatch Books, US $24.95, Pp 256, September 2016, ISBN 978-1632170682

Cooking with Cannabis: Delicious Recipes for Edibles and Everyday Favorites by Laurie Wolf, Quarry Books, US $22.99, Pp 160, August 2016, ISBN 978-1631591167

No-Bake Treats: Incredible Unbaked Cheesecakes, Icebox Cakes, Pies and More by Julianne Bayer, Page Street Publishing, US $22.99, PP 224, July 2016, ISBN 978-1624142468

Bake with Anna Olson: More than 125 Simple, Scrumptious and Sensational Recipes to Make You a Better Baker by Anna Olson, Appetite by Random House, US $28.00, PP 312, September 2016, ISBN 978-0147530219

Most moms feel that they spend more time in the kitchen than they should. The I Heart Naptime Cookbook is a favorite resource for busy parents who want delicious recipes but do not want to spend hours and hours in the kitchen. It provides more than 100 tried and true recipes and childhood favorites in less than one hour. Jamielyn Nye is the founder of the blog. Nye says, her goal for the blog was and is to inspire creativity. She loves to motivate others to create new recipes and try a craft they’ve never considered before, or simply to brighten their day with my posts. The recipes range from ‘snickerdoodle muffins’ to “Hawaiian fruit salad’ to ‘chicken tortilla soup.’ Your children are going to love these meals.


Scandinavian Gatherings is a charming seasonal entertaining cookbook for fans of Scandinavian cuisine. It provides 10 seasonal family-friendly party ideas for casual and festive gatherings, 40 traditional sweet and savory recipes for an American palate and 30 easy craft perfect for decoration and entertainment. Many of these recipes include Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, and Finnish cuisines. Melissa Bahen has worked on Lulu the Baker. Her food and lifestyle blog which has been running since six years focuses on wholesome recipes.


Cooking with Cannabis is a unique cookbook which teaches you how to cook with a new and distinctive herb. Marijuana is known for treating symptoms of severe illness. People with AIDS, cancer, neurological issues, arthritis, anxiety, depression, glaucoma are turning to cannabis to treating them. The best way to incorporate cannabis is to include it in your everyday diet. Laurie Wolf says she had found that some foods work well with a hint of cannabis and some are better with no cannabis at all. Some foods such as mushrooms and white chocolate, taste amazing with a good hit of cannabis. More than 70 recipes range from ‘simple butternut squash soup,’ to ‘Shrimp and Asparagus stir-fry to ‘bacon-wrapped shrimp.’ Many are gluten –free and vegan.


If you want to make your cake but do not want to bake, No-Bake Treats is probably one of the best books recently published for you. It offers a range of options to choose, from cheese cakes to pies and several other kinds of desserts. In this well-explained and easy-to-follow book, you will find some 60-70+ recipes for great desserts. Stunning and tantalizing photos brought water to my mouth and they surely will to yours as well. It is like having your cake and eating it too. It is packed with indulgent flavors. Julianne Bayer is the founder of and won Better Homes and Gardens ‘Ultimate Baking Challenge.’


Bake with Anna Olson is not only one of the best cookbooks of the month but also the best book on baking. It features more than 125 uniquely delectable recipes from her popular Food Network Canada Show. These recipes range from chocolate chip to croquembouche, pumpkin pie to petits fours. There are seven chapters based on traditional recipe categories such as cookies and bars, pies and tarts, and décor. Both home bakers and professional bakers will benefit from it. Anna Olson is the author of seven cookbooks and the internationally-known host of Food Network Canada’s Bake with Anna Olson. Her other cookbook is Back to Baking.

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