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11 Books with More Tips From Your Fave Home and Cooking Shows

Book covers for "Zoe Bakes Cakes", "Cut Flower Garden" and "The Home Edit Life"
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If you spend hours watching cooking and/or décor TV shows, you might want to pick up some of their tie-in books. All of the titles below are chock-full of tips and tricks from the hosts of some of your favorite food and home shows, so you can incorporate their advice whenever you want.

Whether you’re a Magnolia fan, a Great British Bakeoff devotee, or you just want to try some Home Edit organization tips, these books offer even more expertise from some of your favorite shows.

Floret Farm's Cut Flower Garden

If you fell in love with the first episode of the Discovery+/Magnolia show Growing Floret, then this book is for you! Erin Benzakein’s family-owned flower farm has put out a total of three books so far, including this one, which gives a basic overview of growing and arranging seasonal flowers for any area and any occasion.

Homebody: A Guide to Creating Spaces You Never Want to Leave

You can’t have a home décor TV list without at least one mention of a Gaines! This helpful guide from Fixer Upper, Joanna Gaines, focuses on realistic, achievable ideas to help ordinary folks update their homes without going to TV extremes.

Time to Eat: Delicious Meals for Busy Lives: A Cookbook

Nadiya Hussain first made it big on The Great British Baking Show, followed by her first Netflix series, Nadiya’s Time to Eat. In this book, Hussain has included all sorts of delicious, creative recipes specifically designed for busy families on the go. They’re all easy to make, not too time-consuming, and healthy and tasty for the whole family.

Magnolia Table

As Discovery+ launches Magnolia Table with Joanna Gaines, be sure to pick up a copy of her cookbook. It’s packed with accessible, delicious recipes for every meal (plus snacks and desserts!) that aren’t intimidating and can easily become family favorites.

The Home Edit Life: The No-Guilt Guide to Owning What You Want and Organizing Everything

If Netflix’s Get Organized with The Home Edit has you ready to declutter your life, then this guide by Clea Shearer and Joanna Teplin is for you! It has tons of helpful, fun ways to make organization and cleaning more interesting. There are also tips for making your home more aesthetically pleasing. You’ll learn how to color-code drawers, how to follow use-centered organization, and more.

It's Not Complicated: Simple Recipes for Every Day

Katie Lee Biegel, co-host of the Food Network’s The Kitchen, has a new home cooking guide! This book is exactly what the title says: recipes designed for ordinary at-home cooks, who just want something delicious and simple (but never boring) for their family meals.

Nadiya Bakes: Over 100 Must-Try Recipes for Breads, Cakes, Biscuits, Pies, and More: A Baking Book

If you were one of the people who devoured Netflix’s Nadiya Bakes last year, you can’t miss the accompanying cookbook! Out this July, the book features over 100 recipes for breads, cakes, biscuits, pies, and more, full of amazing flavors and with recipes for bakers of any and all skill levels.

The Tucci Cookbook

Were you obsessed with Stanley Tucci’s Searching for Italy on CNN? Then the actor’s cookbook the perfect companion! It’s full of authentic Italian recipes with family methods, tips and tricks, and plenty of stories.

Make Life Beautiful

This home décor book is by Syd and Shea McGee, the husband-and-wife team who brought you Netflix’s Dream Home Makeover. It’s not just a home décor and styling how-to guide, though—it’s also about applying those same ideas to make all aspects of your life beautiful.

The Lost Kitchen: Recipes and a Good Life Found in Freedom, Maine: A Cookbook

Erin French’s cookbook is the perfect companion to the new Discovery+/Magnolia TV series The Lost Kitchen, about a restaurant of the same name in a tiny Maine town. The book shares French’s tips, stories, and recipes. It also teaches readers how to use seasonal foods and flavors for year-round, sustainable cooking.

Zoë Bakes Cakes: Everything You Need to Know to Make Your Favorite Layers, Bundts, Loaves, and More

Zoë François, star of the new Discovery+/Magnolia show Zoë Bakes, is the queen of demystifying even the most exquisite of baked goods. In her new cake cookbook, she inspires the would-be pastry chef in all of us. It’s actually a lot of relatively simple recipes, but with a deep dive into making every element perfect. There’s also a “cake academy” section that goes into the mechanics and chemistry of perfect baking.

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