When 11-year-old Jack Witherspoon was conquering leukemia for the second time, he spent hours watching The Food Network. He realized his big dream was to become a chef and Witherspoon started recreating his favorite dishes. The result? A whole lot of easy-to-make comfort food recipes that went into this, his very first cookbook.
To buy: Twist It Up: More Than 60 Delicious Recipes from an Inspiring Young Chef, $20
Must try: Old-Fashioned Apple Pie