Sorry this post is up a bit later than I had hoped...but behind the scenes, we are preparing for what has the potential to be a pretty nasty hurricane.
But on the front side...It is still Back-to-School Book Week!
And to day the book subject is cookbooks.
Favorite Old Stand By:
Better Homes and Gardens, New Cook Book (1996). My copy is so worn out it lost its spine cover several years ago. But everyone knows its a BH&G with that red and white checked cover. I have an even earlier copy (1975) that I picked up at a thrift store that is taped together with duct tape. I have a feeling these cookbooks are lots of people's old stand-bys.
Favorite New Purchases:
The River Cottage Family Cookbook I love this cookbook!!! I love everything about it. I love the gorgeous photos! I love how the pages feel in your hands. I love that all of the recipes are fairly easy and are family focused. I love that they include little tips here and there for substitutions, omissions, little educational tidbits here and there. Love this cookbook!
Mad Hungry: Feeding Men & Boys by Lucinda Scala Quinn. I first picked up this cookbook for the title alone. As a woman living with 4 boys (1 being my husband who can eat an entire chicken in one sitting) I was interested right away. This book contains simple (but very hardy) meals that will "stick to your ribs". But the surprise to me was how she explains teaching her boys to cool right along side.
Favorite Gluten Free:
The book I use most often is The Gluten Free Gourmet: Cooks Fast and Healthy by Bette Hagman. I like many of her recipes, but if anyone has another favorite that uses more items you already have on hand, I'm looking for another to have on hand.
I still have a stack of MS Everyday Food magazines. And still rely on them for quick ideas if we're having someone over for dinner unexpectedly. I may not end up using a recipe out of them everytime I pick one up, but it really inspires me to make a great (and attractive) meal when I being the process. And the smaller size is perfect for throwing in your purse.
I can not wait to get my hands on Jamie Oilver's, Jaime at Home: Cooking Your Way to the Good Life. We are 5th on the list from the library. We've followed Jaime's Food Revolution and are big fans!!!
How about you?
What are your old stand-bys? And your new favorites?