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The 14 Prettiest Recipe Books You Can Buy
Keep your family’s favorite recipes (looking at you, Mom’s mac and cheese!) on the counter with these beautiful recipe books.
Classic Kate Spade
Kate Spade said it best: “Eat cake for breakfast.” Put all of the recipes that satisfy your sweet tooth (like this strawberry poke cake) in a book covered in dainty doodles. The elastic strap makes sure you won’t lose any loose papers.
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This book boasting beautiful blooms is a Rifle Paper Co. lookalike. With a laminated cover, it stands up to any spills or messes in the kitchen (so go ahead and make that spaghetti).
With double-sided pockets that can fit up to 80 recipe cards, this Swedish-patterned recipe book takes the cake—and has more than enough space to scribble down instructions for the most beautiful cakes we’ve ever made. To put the icing on top, the book includes 40 patterned recipe cards and a matching wooden spoon. Too cute!
Mum Knows Best
We know it’s true! Why not store Mom’s recipes in this adorable (and honest) box? The categories include “dinner parties” and “brunch,” so there’s a place for the fancy almond bacon cheese crostini she serves and her Sunday morning waffles.
There’s always room for dessert! This recipe book is for the last course only and has categories for all of your favorite decadent bites from pastries to cakes and cookies. On that note, we’ll take a slice of apple pie, please.
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Save the Earth and bake a batch of your aunt’s famous vanilla bean cupcakes too! Each page is made from recycled paper and the entire book is zero waste: recycle it or put it in the compost bin when you’re done.
A mimosa in one hand, this cute cocktail book in the other! Stash all your bartender recipes inside, then whip it out when you want to impress your friends with a classy vintage cocktail.
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Make It Monogrammed
If you put your initials on everything, you’ll love this! Start by picking a pretty pattern (choose from polka dots, stripes, marble and more), then personalize it with your name or monogram. It makes a great gift for a bride-to-be as well.
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Did you know the first time your mom made her famous ravioli lasagna was when she met your dad? The backstory tends to make recipes even more meaningful… and this book has a place to write everything down.
Chef… or mad scientist? This recipe binder plays off the periodic table–there’s even stickers that you can put on different dishes to mark them as “Yu” for yummy or “Fs” for five stars. We would give these chocolate cakes both stickers.
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Joanna Gaines would approve of this rustic recipe book! Not only is the cover made from locally sourced wood (so eco-friendly!), but you can customize the color by picking from any stain from deep rosewood to light pine.
The secret ingredient is always love… and having a plan. This book is perfect for when you’re trying to plan meals for the week ahead. This practical pick combines a recipe book, meal planner and grocery list.
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If you know how to take the perfect picture of avocado toast, this box is for you. The square size means it can hold Instagram food photos (it includes mats to put them on) plus cards for the actual recipe.
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