Holiday Cooking, Baking, Bloggers & Cookbooks {Loving Fall: Day 15}

Cookbooks for Fall and Winter

When fall is in full swing and Thanksgiving nears, I find myself thinking more about cooking. I don’t normally think about cooking, let’s just be honest. Eating, yes. But cooking? Not as much. But there’s something about fall and the approaching holidays that makes me want to cook ALL THE THINGS. And bake ALL THE THINGS, too.

Every season, I start pulling out all the cookbooks that I feel inspired by. It changes with the seasons. Sometimes I just pick out a few favorites and put them front and center on my shelves because their covers or titles make me feel all cozy. Sometimes the recipes seem put me in the mood to whip up something yummy.

Christmas Shelves - The Inspired Room

I often have so much fun looking at them that sometimes I forget that I actually need to make dinner, but the truth is they do inspire me with the idea of slowing down to be more creative and mindful of the food we make in the kitchen. They are a reminder that the kitchen really is the heart of the home. It’s where we nurture our family in so many ways, so I really admire women who can cook and bake and make it feel so worth it and even effortless!

Decorating Cookies Party - Fall and Winter CookbooksDecorating Cookies Party

It’s interesting being a home decor blogger because decorating has been my hobby my entire life. So now that I do the blog and am writing all these books on the home, I have started to realize I need a new hobby. Ha!

So, maybe that’s why I’m a stalker of all the food bloggers.

One time I even got to hang out with them and listen to all their amazing foodie talk. I’m sure I looked like a fangirl. There are so many I love, I just can’t even list them all here… Gimme Some Oven, Skinny TasteReluctant Entertainer, Add a Pinch, Bakerella, The Pioneer Woman, Bake at 350, I Am BakerSEE Salt, Cookies & Cups, Bake Your Day, The Little Kitchen, Love and Olive Oil, Kevin and Amanda, TidyMom, Spoon and Saucer, 101 Cookbooks and so many more. So many lovely ladies, filling the world with deliciousness, teaching me their tips and inspiring me to want to try new things.

I suddenly find myself wanting to have cooking decorating parties, bake cakes with surprises inside, bake my own bread and make pot roasts with mashed potatoes. I actually made Pioneer Woman’s pot roast and mashed potatoes the other day and it was SO yummy! Now I want to make pot roast again, but instead I made sweet potato fries while I was writing this post.

Fall and Winter Cookbooks - The Inspired RoomJerusalem

Some of these favorite bloggers even have cookbooks! I don’t have all of them (yet) but they are all on my Christmas list. I collect and enjoy cookbooks all the time, even if I never master cooking! I just feel like food bloggers and wonderful cookbook authors have given me the best gift by writing books about food and nurturing their families in the kitchen. It’s one of my favorite things about fall!

Are you a follower of food bloggers (or are you a food blogger?!!)?

Do you love cooking and baking?

Tell me some of your favorite food bloggers or some of your must-make favorite dishes this time of year!

Fall and winter cookbooks

Bread Matters // Surprise-Inside Cakes // The New Midwestern Table // Wintersweet // Decorating Cookies Party // Pioneer Woman Cooks: A Year of Holidays // What to Cook & How to Cook It // Leon: Naturally, Fast Food // Jerusalem // A Boat, A Whale, and a Walrus

21 Days of Loving Fall - The Inspired Room Fall Series

Catch up on the Loving Fall Series:

IntroDay One: Getting In the RhythmDay Two: QuietDay Three: Cozy ImperfectionsDay Four: Rust, Coral, and Orange Fall Inspired Rooms, Day Five: Fall Nights by the Fire, Day Six: Candlelight, Day Seven: Turkish TowelsDay Eight: Fall Traditions with the Pups, Day Nine: Settling In, Day Ten: Displaying Small Trinkets and Treasures, Day Eleven: Christmas Dreaming, Day Twelve: Organization, Day Thirteen: Mulled Cranberry Apple Cider, Day Fourteen: Fall Nesting for Holiday Entertaining

Fall House Tour {Part Two}

Fall Decorating - Nature

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5 Minute Baking Drawer Organization {Using what you have!}

Organized Kitchen Drawers

In January I shared my home goals for the year, which basically were to go room by room, space by space and address the function and organization of each area of my home. That meant possibly adding new furniture or built ins but also addressing the … ** Read more **

Decorating for Summer {Summer Tour of Homes}

Summer Family Room Console Cabinet and Gallery Wall - The Inspired Room

Welcome! I'm happy you stopped by! If it is your first time here, I am so glad you are here. Today I'm joining up with Gina from The Shabby Creek Cottage and her fun Summer Tour of Homes! You can find the entire line up of links at the end of the … ** Read more **

Spring Refresh {Spring Fling}

Spring Refresh

I hope you all had a great weekend! We were busy helping my daughter move and we took Bella (the new pup) over to her so she can start her new life there. It was a lot of work having a puppy again for the past few weeks, but I actually was really sad … ** Read more **

An Elephant & An Air Plant

Elephant with Air Plant

Do you all know about air plants? They don't need soil or to be planted, you just set them in a container! Yep, that's it! But they do need an occasional misting of water to keep them hydrated. I love that air plants can fit just about anywhere a … ** Read more **

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