When I moved into a new neighborhood last year, I made it my goal to be much closer to my new neighbors than I was at my last home.
I quickly learned that the fastest way to a neighbor's heart is through their stomach - baskets of muffins and fresh casseroles are magnets for new friends.
But I wasn't exactly a top chef when I set out to treat my neighbors.
I made up for everything I didn't know with help from digital cookbooks.
These handy e-books can be downloaded to your e-reader device, phone, or computer.
They're just as helpful as the real thing, but more portable. Best of all, it's no big deal if you get a little flour on them.
Between these four e-cookbooks, you'll have everything you need to impress your guests:
Simple Dessert Recipes
Who doesn't like dessert? If you know anyone with a sweet tooth - and we all have one - you'll love 12 Easy Dessert Recipes: Dessert Ideas for Parties and More.
It includes recipes for classic dishes like Mexican wedding cookies and chocolate cake, but also quirky new ideas like carrot cupcakes.
I had next to no baking experience before I opened up this e-book, but with the step-by-step instructions I was turning out bakery-fresh goods in no time.
Best of all, the recipes are suited for all seasons, so you can make them year round.
Healthy Options that Taste Great
It's definitely an easy way to eat healthier, but without any direction breaking old habits is tough.
Thankfully, I picked up 15 Fruit Recipes: Pear Recipes, Apple Recipes, Banana Recipes & More.
The book goes beyond apple pie and banana bread to introduce tasty and healthy fruit creations your family will actually enjoy.
There are recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert. Plus, seasonal recipes that will brighten up the holidays.
Best of all, the e-book includes helpful how-to videos for every recipe.
Fast and Easy Weeknight Dinners
One of my biggest weaknesses is my love for fast food.
When I get home after a long day at work, I tend to reach for my phone to order delivery - which is bad for my health and my wallet.
I managed to break the habit using 12 Easy Weeknight Dinners: Dinner Ideas for Any Night.
The book includes 12 tasty recipes designed with your busy schedule in mind. But instead of a dozen boring casseroles, the e-book includes delicious meat, veggie, and even seafood dishes.
Everything in the book can be cooked in less than an hour, and each one is kid-friendly to guarantee your whole family will ask for seconds.
Kitchen Tips for All Skill Levels
Whether you're still a beginner, like me, or you've been cooking all your life, odds are you still have a thing or two to learn.
In my opinion, no kitchen is complete without The Ultimate Kitchen Guide: How-Tos, Cooking Tips & Essential Kitchen Knowledge.
There's useful information for home chefs of all sorts inside, including baking tips, special advice for kitchen staples like bread, and handy charts.
Plenty of the information in this e-book is printable, so you can always keep the measuring charts and recipe tips handy.