Happy Cooking

Happy Cooking

Easy uplifting meals and comforting treats


'Amazing recipes that spread joy.' - Giovanna Fletcher

'The perfect combination of delicious recipes and mindful food. A must-read and a must-eat!' - Frankie Bridge

'A magical reminder of how wonderful food can be.' - Tom Kerridge

Feel-good food for grey and busy days

The kitchen has always been my happy place - it's the only place I feel completely at ease. Cooking has got me through some proper tough times! It also helps me slow down, take a breath and take stock.

These recipes are all dishes that make me smile - they give me joy and I want to share that joy with you. From my go-to Chicken Nuggets and Brown Butter Macaroni Cheese to my Cinnamon Pastry Twists, you'll find all my everyday favs here.

I've included quick meals for those days when you just can't think about what to cook, and my 'therapy' recipes that are good for distracting a worried mind - at least for a while.

Take care of yourself.

Candice x


  • Cooking can be amazing for the soul, and a therapeutic way of practicing self-care while spreading joy. This book is full of delicious recipes that Candice has created with love.
    Giovanna Fletcher

About the author

Candice Brown

Candice Brown is the winner of The Great British Bake Off 2016, a cookbook author, Sunday Times columnist, and pub landlady.

Born in North London, Candice grew up in the pubs that her parents ran - and that she famously immortalized in gingerbread for her most talked about showstopper - always chipping in when needed, be it pulling pints or mopping floors.

Since her GBBO victory, Candice has taken on numerous new challenges including live food festival demonstrations, TV appearances, virtual cookalongs, and supporting charities that are close to her heart.

In December 2018 Candice, together with her brother Ben, took the keys to The Greenman Pub in Eversholt.
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