With Mother's Day just around the corner, and Father's Day not far beyond that, it's time to start thinking about gifts they haven't already bought for themselves. Start with these fresh books of recipe ideas, all published within the past few months. You might just find one you like for yourself and discover the dish you'll contribute for the next family brunch.

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This Hollywood-inspired cookbook is written by Andrew Rea, star of the YouTube channel "Binging with Babish," where Rea recreates iconic foods from movies and TV shows. It includes 40 recipes based on dishes from classics like the titular birthday cake in Sixteen Candles, to deeper pulls like Big Night's timpano. The hardcover book is only $15.94 today on Amazon.
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Developed by the editors of America's Test Kitchen, this is the holy grail for the best, literally tried-and-true cookie recipes. It's been featured in the New York Times book Review, Real Simple, Huffington Post, Forbes, Parade, and Southern Living. Covers kitchen-tested, never-fail recipes for cookie jar classics, in addition to recipes for chewy brownies and fruity crumbles.


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Giada De Laurentiis' New York Times bestseller is a lavish exploration of her food roots and Californian fame, with photos of the celebrity chef on location in Italy and recipes that combine her Italian heritage with a contemporary, west coast spin.

A page from Giada herself. (Amazon)
A page from Giada herself. (Amazon)
The Walnut Crusted Salmon, served with daikon radishes and cilantro garnish. (Amazon)
The Walnut Crusted Salmon, served with daikon radishes and cilantro garnish. (Amazon)

Over 125 easy recipes to lower inflammation, which can help gain strength, and boost energy and metabolism to restore a healthy weight. The nutrient-dense recipes are great for those cooking to relieve thyroid conditions, Hashimoto's, adrenal fatigue, menopause, endometriosis, fibroids, breast health, PMS, PCOS, and other hormonal imbalances. $20.99 today.
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One more from America's Test Kitchen, because they do not mess around. This encyclopedia of flavor contains 175 simple sauces accompanied by over 100 inventive recipes that use them. Get the paperback version for $19 today.
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"Boba Fett-Uccine and Princess Leia Danish Dos are just the beginning when the Force is with you in the kitchen."

Wookiee Cookies is a kid-friendly book of recipes for cooking with the newest generation of Star Wars fans, including recipes like C-3PO Pancakes to Jedi Juice Bars.


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