What's on the Shelf?

Cook up something for the entire family with two fun cookbooks

These cookbooks offer completely different cooking experiences. Whether you're outside cooking over a firepit, whipping up a sweet creation for a special occasion, embracing fall flavors with a meal or creating creative boards for sharing with friends and family, you can find plenty of great ideas along with appetite-enticing photos.  

Weekend Camping Cookbook

by Fox Chapel Publishing

This colorful cookbook features more than 100 camping recipes, from grilled sandwiches and all-in-one dinners to savory sides and delicious s'mores. This is the ultimate guide to preparing and serving scrumptious meals in the great outdoors. Try the Cast Iron Nachos, Carrot Cake Pancakes, Baby Stuffed Peppers, Fruit Puffs and S'mores Hand Pies. Check out the easy-to-reheat make-ahead meals, including French Toast, Overnight Apple Pie Oatmeal and delicious Breakfast Tarts.

Fox Chapel Publishing | FoxChapelPublishing.com | $10.99

Crazy Sweet Creations

by Ann Reardon

In this fun-filled, step-by-step dessert cookbook, Ann Reardon teaches you how to create delicious and impressive pastries, cakes and sweet creations. Food scientist and pastry chef Ann Reardon, host of the award-winning YouTube series How to Cook That, shares secrets of her extravagant cakes, chocolates and other desserts. The photos are drool-worthy, and recipes are explained in simple terms, ideal for home bakers. For a show-stopper, check out the Red Velvet Cake Shake, based on the Aussie-born Freakshakes. Other intriguing showstoppers are the Melting Chocolate 'n' Peanut Balls, Baked Churros with Chocolate Sauce and Emoji Surprise Inside Dessert.

Mango Publishing | Mango.bz | $27.95 Hardcover

The Complete Autumn & Winter Cookbook

by America's Test Kitchen

Celebrate the season's bounty with more than 550 recipes that are sure to evoke all the fall and winter feels. You'll find everything from holiday roasts and seasonal desserts to breads, hearty sides and even edible gifts. There are soul-satisfying soups and simple dinners or slow-simmered recipes to cook with love over a long weekend. For favorite fall flavors, try the Maple Cheesecake, Polenta with Cheese and Butter, Rustic Bread Stuffing with Cranberries and Walnuts, Slow-Cooker Swedish Meatballs and Braised Steaks with Root Vegetables. Don't miss the section on winter cocktails and why not gift everyone on your list this year with Wintermint or Rocky Road Bark?

America's Test Kitchen | AmericasTestKitchen.com | $34.99

Boards: Stylish Spreads for Casual Gatherings

By Elle Simone Scott

These days, a grazing board is so much more than just cheese and cured meant—it's an interactive and low-key yet elegant way of presenting food. In this book, Elle Simone Scott demonstrates her food styling and shares tips for creating photo-worthy spreads. It's all about effortless entertaining style with showstopping conversation-starting spreads that are sure to impress. Spice up those boards with such creative concepts as a Hummus Board and homemade Olive Oil-Sea Salt Pita Chips. Go South of the Border with a Nacho Board, off to France with a Pâté Board or invoke London with an Afternoon Tea Board. There are also fun dessert boards and a few kid-friendly ideas.

America's Test Kitchen | AmericasTestKitchen.com | $30.00

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