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I am not a big cooker, I enjoy baking more. But I definitely want to get into it a little more, so that Darling Husband and I don’t eat out so much! I want to get a few cookbooks, that are easy to follow, with a wide variety of recipes…
Does anyone have a FAVORITE cookbook they can recommend???
Post # 3
More like online version of cookbook. Allrecipes.com love that site!
Post # 4
@desiree.0615: Kitchen bible.
It’s awesome! It separates meals between quick ones, or bbq, or one pot style. It’s just awesome. You could get it on half.com for dirt cheap.
Post # 5
If you have to get just one cookbook, start with the Joy of Cooking. That is THE classic!
Right now I’m loving my Smitten Kitchen cookbook, her blog is great too.
For healthy recipes, the Cooking Light cookbook.
For quick & easy, Williams-Sonoma Fast & Fresh.
For other genres, Cooking Light magazine (I subscribe) did a Top 100 cookbooks feature- you can see all the categories here.
ETA: All of the ones I linked to exept the Joy of Cooking have beautiful photos. I love that in a cookbook!
Post # 6
I’m like you, I enjoy baking way more than cooking! Lately, Pinterest has been my favorite “cookbook,” but two paper books I have and like are Taste of Home Simple and Declicious (apparently there are several versions, I’d assume all are good) and this one from AllRecipes. A good variety of meats/sides/desserts, and all pretty easy. I felt like they were a good start for me!
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- Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast
We have yet to try a bad recipe from the Weber Real Grilling cookbook.
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Seconding the Williams-Sonoma Fast & Fresh recommendation. I’ve made about half of the recipes, and everything has been amazing. It’s the go-to in our house. The author also came out with a gluten-free sequel this year, which has quickly gone into our rotation.
Post # 10
We have loved everything from the better homes and gardens cookbook. I love that there is a good mix of quick easy week night meals, to elaborate entertaining guest recipes.
Post # 11
How to Cook Everything by Mark Bittman – very informative!
Post # 12
@Astra: agreed. basically a kitchen bible.
my mom got it for christmas a long time ago, and then i got it as a “congratulations on going to college!” moving out of the house gift. i use it all the time. not always for recipes, but for all of the informative stuff in it (:
Post # 13
That Williams-Sonoma cookbook looks great! Glad I clicked on this thread!
Post # 14
@Sassygrn: Sorry, wrong person! Not sure how I did that…
Post # 15
@desiree.0615: The old staple “Better Homes and Gardens” cookbook. But if you’re not much of a cook what you really need is a crock pot. It’s almost infallible.
Also, if you insist of cooking meat in the oven my #1 tip is wrap it up in tin foil!
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