Favorite Cookbooks

Whether cooking a holiday feast or just making dinner, cookbooks are a great way to come up with new and exciting recipes. Some cookbooks can be so expensive, before you buy consider visiting the library where you can checkout great cookbooks for free! Here are some of my favorite cookbooks.

By: Irma Rombauer

This book has been revised many times, but I’ve enjoyed each revision. The newer editions contain more healthy and low-fat recipes while the older editions have more traditional recipes as well as some recipes that may have gone out of style (turtle soup anyone?) This book is great because it not only gives recipes but also gives information about ingredients, food service and menu ideas. In print since 1936, this cookbook is one of the most used and well known cookbooks around. 
The Moosewood Cookbook: Recipes from Moosewood Restaurant, Ithaca, New York
By: Mollie Katzen

This vegetarian cookbook is a great source of healthy recipes. Vegetarians will appreciate the main course ideas, while non-vegetarians might appreciate some of the vegetable side dish ideas. This cookbook is extremely popular and I would definitely recommend this to anyone with an interest in vegetarian cooking.
The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook
By: Ina Garten

Ina Garten’s eye for beautiful entertaining is showcased in this book. The book contains beautiful pictures and recipes that can be served on platters for entertaining or in smaller portions. I love Ina Garten because her cookbooks move beyond just the recipes and give ideas for how to entertain friends and family.
Simple Vegetarian Pleasures
By: Jeanne Lemlin

This is one of those cookbooks where every recipe turns out just right. The downside is there aren’t any pictures, but after sampling one of the delicious recipes contained in this book you won’t miss the pictures one bit. This book provides an array of recipes, anything from dessert to main courses and gives ideas for everything from a simple family dinner to a special holiday side or main course.
The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Recipes from an Accidental Country Girl
By: Ree Drummond

Pioneer Woman, Ree Drummond, popular for her lifestyle blog has compiled some of her recipes here. This book is a great resource for fun yummy recipes everyone will love.

The Taste of the Season: Inspired Recipes for Fall and Winter
By: Diane Worthington

This is a fun cookbook to inspire you during the fall and winter seasons. This cookbook is geared towards seasonal and holiday cooking.
These are some of my favorite cookbooks. What are yours?

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