BURGERFIT: EAT BURGERS. BE HEALTHY
 

By Alane Boyd
Etch Enterprises; $24.95

Who says burgers can't come with a healthy twist? Alane Boyd, the host of Cooking with My Friends and founder of BurgerFit, provides 20 delish recipes made with ground meat and vegetables — it's a yummy way to get your kids eating more veggies, and they won't even know it! From everyday burgers to ones with exotic flair, there's something for every palate. Boyd includes favorite hacks for maximizing flavor. There's also a chapter with tempting side dishes, and many of the recipes can be turned vegetarian or vegan.

Our top 5 favorite recipes your family will love:
1) Four Pepper Burger
2) Eggplant & Spaghetti Squash Burger
3) Spinach & Mushroom Burger
4) Zucchini Pesto Burger
5) Southwest Burger

 

EAT AT HOME TONIGHT
 

By Tiffany King
WaterBrook & Multnomah; $12.99

One of your biggest challenges is getting the family gathered for dinner. Author and food blogger Tiffany King makes it easy to enjoy quality home-cooked meals by offering up 101 recipes for your slow cooker, sheet pan, Instant Pot and beyond. From 15-minute meals to preparing a whole week's worth of eats at once, included are time-saving tips, clever work-arounds and a list of what you need to stock in your pantry.

Our top 5 favorite recipes your family will love:
1) High-Five Pasta
2) Elvis' Breakfast for Dinner
3) Skillet Chicken Pot Pie with Drop Biscuit Crust
4) Mozzarella-Stuffed Meatballs
5) One-Sheet Autumn Pork Chops with Apples & Sweet Potatoes

 

EAT WHAT YOU LOVE: EVERYDAY COMFORT FOOD YOU CRAVE
 

By Danielle Walker
Ten Speed Press; $35

New York Times bestselling author Danielle Walker's latest cookbook is a treasure trove of gluten-free, dairy-free and paleo recipes — 125 of them in all. A beautifully designed cookbook, Eat What You Love is the perfect go-to resource for creating delicious, flavorful meals sans allergens. Walker — a mom of three — offers up hearty breakfast options, on-the-go lunch items, satisfying dinner entrees, satiable salads and soups, and healthy re-creations of childhood classics. In addition to designations for food sensitivities and allergens, Walker also provides info for Specific Carbohydrate Diets (SCS) and Gut and Psychology Syndrome (GAPS). If your family follows a grain-free and paleo lifestyle — or you want too —Eat What You Love may become one of the most-used cookbooks on your kitchen shelf.

Our top 5 favorite recipes your family will love:
1) Pizza Pockets
2) Chicken Piccata with Artichokes and Spinach
3) Sloppy Joes
4) Chicken Parmesan with Roasted Spaghetti Squash
5) French Dip Sandwiches

 

THE NEW PIE: MODERN TECHNIQUES FOR THE CLASSIC AMERICAN DESSERT
 

By Chris Taylor and Paul Arguin
Clarkson Potter; $19

Doctors by day and bakers by night, Chris Taylor and Paul Arguin have won more than 500 awards for their baking prowess, including the 2017 Best of Show Award at the National Pie Championships. This awesome book gets the gold star for serving up the sweets while combining traditional, time-honored techniques with modern cooking methods. A stunning photo accompanies each pie recipe, and the authors offer highly detailed, clelar instructions for anyone to follow regardless of prior baking experience. Harry Potter fans will go crazy for the Bubbling Butterbeer Pie. It's a butterscotch/cream soda cream pie topped with vanilla whipped cream. But that's not all. This magical concoction features a coated popping sugar (think Pop Rocks candy), and it maintains its activity inside the pie providing a burst of fizz with every bite. The New Pie gives you expert, step-by-step guidance on creating a variety of homemade pie crusts, then get ready to whip up a world of delights. Chapters include cream pies, fruit pies, nut pies, custard pies, showpiece pies, cocktail pies and one dedicated to frills, garnishes and other accessories.

Our top 5 favorite recipes your family will love:
1) PB & J
2) King Fluffernutter
3) Caramel Popcorn
4) Saturday Morning Cartoon Cereal
5) Bubbling Butterbeer

 

NO CRUMBS LEFT: RECIPES FOR EVERYDAY FOOD MADE MARVELOUS
 

By Teri Turner
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; $30

This Whole30-endorsed cookbook is bursting at the seams with all kinds of healthy recipes, including several options that are paleo, gluten-free, grain-free and dairy-free. There's definitely something for everyone here. Turner delivers lots of family-friendly fare, including breakfast, soups and sandwiches, salads, dinner main dishes, seafood meals, vegetables and side dishes, dressings and other "magic elixirs" (like marinated red onions, pistachio pesto and garlic confit). Along the way, get Turner's essential 48 tips for making magic in the kitchen.

Our top 5 favorite recipes your family will love:
1) Quick Rotisserie Chicken Soup
2) Cocoa Salmon
3) Fajita Steak Platter
4) Roy's Chicken and Cheddar Potato Stack
5) Greek Lemon Chicken

 

REAL FOOD KIDS WILL LOVE
 

By Annabel Karmel
St. Martin's Press; $24.99

Annabel Karmel takes a wise approach to family meals: "You don't need to cook 'food for kids,' you simply need to cook real food that the whole family will love." And that's what you get in this scrumptious cookbook — more than 100 delicious dishes everyone can enjoy while remaining simple, healthy and not loaded with too much salt or sugar for young ones. Chapters include 15-Minute Meals, Healthy "Fast Food," Lunchbox Snacks and Holiday Cooking with Kids. Several recipes include swap-outs catering to those with food allergies, intolerances or particularly fussy eaters. In addition, there's a sizable offering of meat-free and vegan meal options.

Our top 5 favorite recipes your family will love:
1) Cauliflower, Ham and Macaroni Cheese Bake
2) Tortilla Pizza
3) Butternut Squash Carbonara
4) Broiled Chicken Burgers
5) Pulled Chicken Baps with Apple Coleslaw

 

TRIM HEALTHY MAMA: TRIM HEALTHY TABLE
 

By Pearl Barrett and Serene Allison
Harmony Books; $32.50

Trim Healthy Mama is a lifestyle brand that has helped thousands of women lose weight and feed their families in a more healthful manner. This cookook gem includes more than 300 recipes that follows the Trim Healthy Mama way of living. If you're in that arena, this is the cookbook for you! The authors (who are sisters) deliver healthy recipes along with practical advice on how to healthfully nourish your family. Discover cunning ways to get picky eaters to gobble down their veggies and other healthy foods they may usually detest. Plus, learn how to use whole, unprocessed foods, including blood sugar-friendly carbs, fats, proteins, fruits and vegetables to create meals the fussiest of eaters will love. You're sure to love the quick-and-easy one-pot dishes, like skillet meals, slow-cooker meals, pressure-cooker meals, casseroles and soups. There are great breakfast options and several tasty shake offerings.

Our top 5 favorite recipes your family will love:
1) Flaky Parmesan Tilapia
2) Loaded Philly Cheese Meatloaf
3) Ranch Hand Taco Salad
4) Cheeseburger Soup
5) Chicken Enchilada Stuffed Spaghetti Squash

 

THE OFFICIAL DOWNTON ABBEY COOKBOOK
 

By Annie Gray
Weldon Owen International; $35 (available Sept. 17)

While the actors on the wildly popular Downton Abbey series were most likely dining on prop food, author Annie Gray serves up a collection of authentic British recipes the Crawleys would certainly have been feasting upon. Downton Abbey fans will want this masterpiece in their kitchens and will have fun dining like royalty. More than 100 recipes represent the fanciful fare of the Crawley household while offering a fascinating peek into the Edwardian era and into the 1920s. The recipes are divided into "Upstairs" dinner party centerpieces and "Downstairs" puddings and pies. Gray's recipes are grouped by occasion, including breakfast; luncheons and suppers; afternoon tea and garden parties; picnics, shoots and race meets; festivities; upstairs dinner; desserts and canapés; downstairs dinner; downstairs supper and tea; and the still room. The ingredients for each recipe include both metric and U.S. customary, and plenty of kitchen notes are given. This book makes a great collector's item for any dedicated Downton Abbey fan (it's chock full of photos from the show).

Our top 5 favorite recipes your family will love:
1) Lobster Cutlets
2) Cornish Pasties
3) Macaroni with a Souffle Top
4) Chicken Stuffed with Pistachios
5) Fairy Cake Baskets