I gave Guy Fieri Food to my husband last year for Christmas. His pizza sauce is divine and the hubby loves cooking from this book. I love having him cook from this book!
The Fresh Mex Cookbook is one you, most likely, have never heard of. I worked at Rio Bravo as a waitress and loved it. They were owned by Chevy's. The Fajita and cheese dip recipes in this book are head above heels the best if you love mexican food like we do!
Ina Garten's Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics is not only basic recipes but lots of fun to read. I love Ina because she always makes you feel like an old friend when you read her books. Yes you can read this book not just look up a recipe in it!