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The Top 10 Best Cookbooks for Newlyweds

As wedding season is winding down and wedding plans have come to a close, our couple’s are enjoying their post wedding bliss together. That being said, it is time to think about what is next and what comes after the wedding. For many, that means getting back into their daily routines, and maybe even finding their way around living together for the first time. Which can mean getting acclimated to their new homes and most importantly their new kitchens! A great way to get back into a regular routine is to start cooking together and spending quality time together in the kitchen.

Though, thinking of new recipes can always be a challenge, finding the right cook book can be the key to making cooking fun again! Even if you do not love to cook, grabbing one of these exciting cookbooks featured, is a great way to try new things.

We have rounded up our top 10 favorite cookbooks for newlyweds to enjoy with the each other. All of these books feature a new take on cooking for two and how fun it can be to get creative in the kitchen with each other. Read a little bit about each book below and see where to buy them on Amazon.


Carla Snyder serves up the ideal couple’s guide to simple, complete, and truly delicious meals. One Pan, Two Plates will nourish couples, from newlyweds to empty nesters, every night of the week. Find a copy of this cookbook  here.



“Williams-Sonoma presents its first bride & groom cookbook: a beautiful guide to everything newlyweds need to know about cooking for two, from stocking a kitchen to quick weeknight dinners to preparing a first holiday feast.” Find a copy of this cookbook here.



“America’s Test Kitchen has re engineered 650 of our best recipes to serve just two. Over the years we’ve discovered that scaling down a recipe isn’t as simple as cutting the ingredients in half—cooking times, temperatures, and equipment need to be adapted as well. This comprehensive cookbook takes the guesswork out of cooking for two so you can be sure that anything you want to make.” Find a copy of this cookbook here.



“In The Complete Slow Cooking For Two, Linda lends her more than thirty years experience as a slow cooker authority by introducing recipes―perfectly portioned for two. Forget bland, under-flavored meals that pile up in the fridge, only to be forgotten.” Find a copy of this cookbook here.



“The bestselling Joy of Cooking—the book Julia Child called “a fundamental resource for any American cook”. Selected by The New York Public Library as one of the 150 most important and influential books of the twentieth century—has taught tens of millions of people to cook, helped feed and delight millions beyond that, answered countless kitchen and food questions, and averted many a cooking crisis.” Find a copy of this cookbook here.



“This cookbook is an indispensable reference for modern couples looking to spend quality time together in the kitchen. Inside are more than 130 recipes for both classic and contemporary cooking that are perfect for day-to-day deux and special occasions with family and friends.” Find a copy of this cookbook here.



“The ultimate gift for newly married or engaged couples, Two in the Kitchen features a modern design, sprightly illustrations, lush photography, and 150 recipes for every occasion—from breakfast and brunch to cocktail hour to weeknight dinners for two to dinner parties to holidays.” Find a copy of this cookbook here.



“No matter how busy you are, at the end of the day you want fresh, flavorful meals that are easy to prepare. And you want lots of choices and variations—recipes that call for your favorite foods and take advantage of excellent (and readily available) ingredients. In the first book from the award-winning magazine Everyday Food, you’ll find all of that: 250 simple recipes for delicious meals that are quick enough to make any day of the week.” Find a copy of this cookbook here.



“Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics, Fabulous Flavor from Simple Ingredients By Ina Garten”Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics is the essential Ina Garten cookbook, focusing on the techniques behind her elegant food and easy entertaining style.” Find a copy of this cookbook here.



“Specially designed for duos, the 90+ recipes in this Dutch oven cookbook make it easier than ever to create wholesome meals, without spending a fortune on ingredients or generating leftovers that’ll end up getting tossed. The All-In-One Dutch Oven Cookbook for Two goes beyond chili and stews. It offers unique recipes that allow the Dutch oven do all the work, while you and yours eat all the benefits. Best of all, every recipe cooks or bakes entirely in the Dutch oven―after you clean the pot, you’re done!” Get a copy of this cookbook here.