Jessica Merchant, the blogger behind How Sweet Eats, is everyone’s favorite best friend. For 7 years, she’s been in her readers’ inboxes, in their feeds, and on their cell phone screens every single day. She’s been there for her audience consistently in the way that only your most reliable girlfriend can be—that is, if your girlfriend were a passionate cook, a talented baker, and all-around great at planning parties. The Pretty Dish has the fun, personable voice that Merchant’s readership has grown to love, and the recipes are for you to cook for and with your very best friends.
Her first book, Seriously Delish, covered all of Jessica’s favorite food, but her new book is much more than a cookbook: It’s filled with 150 brand-new recipes, along with themed menus, DIY beauty projects, party ideas, and killer playlists. It’s an extra hand guiding you in the kitchen suggesting the perfect side dish for your Korean short rib tacos (mango salsa, of course), showing you how to make a boozy root beer mojito, and telling you the coolest way to make a DIY avocado face mask while you plan your weekly menu on Saturday morning.
The mouthwatering recipes (think: falafel pizza, toasted quinoa chocolate bark, pistachio iced latte) are all quick and easy, are family—and weeknight—friendly, and, most importantly, are made with the unique but relatable flavor palate that How Sweet Eats has become famous for.
About the Author
Jessica Merchant is a full-time recipe developer and writer who happens to be crazy passionate about all things food. She is the author of Seriously Delish and details her adventures in and out of the kitchen on her popular blog, How Sweet Eats, which is read by millions. She lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, with her family.
"Jessica Merchant is the embodiment of the gorgeous, successful, modern woman we all aspire to be. The Pretty Dish serves as a playbook for the sweeter side of life. Full of utterly delicious, vibrant recipes, natural beauty concoctions, and curated playlists for every mood, the aspirational has never been more attainable."
--Andie Mitchell, New York Times bestselling author of It Was Me All Along
"This cookbook is absolutely gorgeous--Iliterally want to make everything! Jessica is so creative in the kitchen; her delicious recipes are crowd-pleasing and fresh. I'm excited to have this cookbook on my shelf!"
--Gina Homolka, author of The Skinnytaste Cookbook and Skinnytaste Fast and Slow
"Discovering Jessica Merchant changed myalready pretty great life for an even better life. She personifies my philosophy that we have three chances EVERY DAY to celebrate being alive: breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Every single recipe in this book will make your day and some will even make you pretty. Jessica is my culinary hero."
--Elin Hilderbrand, author of The Identicals