If you are someone who loves to cook, then having an array of great cook books is a must. Sure, we all want to create our own recipes that we can use over and over, but sometimes you just need a great recipe that has already been tested and set out for you. Sure, you can experiment all you want, but having cook books handy can give you not only whole recipes to make, but also inspiration for the next time you really want to try out something new. This is just a short little list of some of the best cookbooks you can have sitting around in your kitchen. Oh, and don’t worry, there are cookbooks for all kinds of recipes that you may want to make. There’s a little something for everyone on this list.

We will start with a cookbook for those who want to get some inspiration from a cookbook while still being able to create their own recipe. How to Cook Without a Book by Pam Anderson is a great choice for learning how to create a great recipe and what it takes to get there. You will find that once you read this cookbook through just a little bit, cooking on your own will feel easier with all of the ideas from the book flowing in your head.

So, you need some ideas for dinner. Well, here is a great cookbook for that need. Dinner: Changing the Game by Melissa Clark is a very well thought out cookbook with lots of recipes that are filled with passion and great flavor. Some of these recipes are easy to prepare and cook up, but others are more thought out and take some time. This cookbook really is a great overall book with dinner ideas that will not get old.

Hey, not all of us are the best at cooking, but every once in a while, we need to find something that is easy to make and looks great on the plate. Well, I Don’t Know How to Cook: 300 Great Recipes You Can’t Mess Up!, by Mary-Lane Kamberg is the cookbook for the people who want to cook but really don’t know how. As is pretty obvious from the title of the book, if you want a cookbook to keep around just so that you can impress whoever you need to who walks in through your door, you can whip out this book and do it.

For a cookbook with recipes that have been carefully decided upon, check out The World’s Finest Foods by Ann Creber. This cookbook has recipes from all over the world, and I have to say that they all have their own unique and great tastes to them. You will find all kinds of great recipes in this book from places you probably never thought had such great taste for food.

These cookbooks are just a few that are great to keep around in your kitchen for whenever you need a little inspiration to get cooking.