Friday, December 10, 2010
Feature Friday: A few of my favorite Cookbooks...
1. One Pot Cooking by Sarah Edmunds. I found this cookbook in a secondhand bookshop 8 years ago and it is faithfully used every month here in my own kitchen. My favorite recipes from this book? The bacon and sun dried tomato risotto (perfect and easy to make for company), Asian beef noodle soup, and the Thai -style chicken soup. (And who doesnt love a delicious meal that, since it is cooked in one pot, leaves you with minimal clean up?)
2. Favorite Brand Name Simple 1-2-3 Cooking for Kids: My kids love this cookbook as the big color photos of both the ingredients and the end product help them to follow along easily when they are helping me in the kitchen. Our favorites from here are the Fantasy Cinnamon Applewiches and the Cubcakes. Fun!
3. Taste of Home Casseroles, Slow Cooker and Soups: This cookbook, which offers 536 recipes is an absolute lifesaver at our house during the busy tax season months. If you are not a fan of utilizing your crockpot to cook family meals, I challenge you to purchase this cookbook this year and give it a try. For me, nothing is easier than getting a delicious soup or stew ready in the morning and knowing it will be ready to eat that night when we are. My favorites? Too many to name, but the appetizer and soups sections are amazing.
4. Allergy Proof Recipes for Kids by Hammond and Rominger While my kids do not eat a special diet, I decided I wanted more options for them for healthier foods and snacks. This cookbook contains more than 150 recipes that are all wheat-free, gluten-free, nut-free, egg-free, dairy-free, and low in sugar! My husbands favorite lunch dish is from this cookbook; the turkey rice salad. Also, the rice wine cucumber dish is also a family favorite of ours.
5. Martha Stewart's Cooking School: I got this as a Christmas gift last year. It is my favorite book out of my 150 plus cookbooks I own and my new "go to" gift to give whenever someone is getting married, or if single, buying thier first house. I consider myself a good and experienced cook but am amazed that I learn something new every single time I pick this up. It is 505 pages of Martha know-how and superb color photos. For me, it is an every kitchen "must have".
So, let me know, what are some of your favorite cookbooks?