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THE LIST of my favorite cookbooks 
Aug. 6, 2009 9:44 pm 
Updated: Aug. 11, 2009 3:03 pm
Sorry I've been away for a while. I miss blogging, buy our family business (ATV Rentals) has needed all my extra time lately.

Last post I wrote about selecting recipes for freezer cooking menu planning. One person asked what the title of my favorite cookbooks are. Here is THE LIST.

Hands down, my favorite is at the top of the list and then after that they are all about equal. Enjoy.

1. The Junior League Celebration Cookbook
2. The best make-ahead recipe
3. Cooking Light: Five Star Recipes
4. The Sneaky Chef
5. The Farm Chicks in the Kitchen (the pictures are fun to look at, but I've not tried the recipes. So why is on my list, because its a cool cookbook and the authors are from my hometown.)

What's your favorite cookbook? 

My favorite cookbooks
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Aug. 7, 2009 7:50 am
Due the fact that I lost all my "old" favorite cookbooks in a move some years ago...I can't count them as favorites anymore. My new favorite cookbook would have to be the one my daughter's school put out with 2 of my favorite recipes included in it. I'm published (at least locally, anyway).
Aug. 7, 2009 2:44 pm
Since I cook for my husbands work and they don't have a working kitchen I use the slow cooker a lot I love Campbell's Slow Cooker Book. Fanny Farmer (Vintage) Pillsbury Kitchen(Vintage Year) My new favorite is The Busy Woman's Slow Cooker Favorites. this last one has recipes for every food group! I am not limited to slow cooking though.. this summer we are doing lots of salads and grilling too. I just love to cook for groups!
Aug. 7, 2009 4:59 pm
Definately "Joy of Cooking". My old well worn one from about 1983 taught me to cook with all the chapters starting with "About _______". After reading that part I felt confident to follow recipes with a good deal of tweaking. The new updated version is great, too - no references to lard or dripping and much healthier recipes.
Aug. 8, 2009 5:05 am
The original Moosewood Cookbook, and all later versions are my favorites!
Aug. 8, 2009 12:40 pm
Some uncommon but great cookbooks-the Vegetarian Kitchen,Looneyspoons,Country Inn Bed & Breakfast Cookbook,Good, Thrifty Cooking (Reader's Digest). Also like the JOC & BHG books,Desperation Dinners, & CakeMix Dr. books. Some cookbooks can be read as entertainment & are in introductiion into another culture/country. Enjoy & Bon Appettit!
Aug. 8, 2009 6:37 pm
I love all the barefoot contessa cookbooks. Every thing I have made with the exception of one thing has been spot on delish! I use them a lot.
Aug. 9, 2009 1:38 pm
My favorite cookbook is Cookies for Christmas. I always have success with recipes from that one. I mostly use Allrecipes and don't rely on cookbooks all that much any more.
Aug. 9, 2009 4:38 pm
It seems as though I have so many cookbooks it makes me crazy or at least thats what my husband calls it...some of my favorite are....A World Of Baking...The Muffin Lady....American Pie....Diner Desserts...These four all have stories about the recipes which I'm liking now. I should cook as much as I like to read about the recipes..but maybe not I would weigh 400 pounds!!!!
Aug. 11, 2009 8:02 am
I love my classic Betty Crocker cookbook. It is so great for the meat properly and pastries. It's a little dated on the entertaining side, but priceless when I was a beginner and still my go to if I have a question.
Mary O 
Aug. 11, 2009 8:15 am
Beside this website, my absolute favorite is Dinosaur Bar B Que An American Roadhouse
Aug. 11, 2009 9:05 am
For cooking help: "The Joy of Cooking", for entertainment: "The Frugal Gourmet" (any of his are great).
Aug. 11, 2009 9:50 am
My favorites include an old Boston Globe Cookbook, Nava Atlas' "Vegetarian Family Cookbook", and I have recently rediscovered my "Cooking With Bon Appetit" collection. I also have three excellent community/fundraiser cookbooks - one from Newport RI, one from Maine (Junior League) and one from a Mass. town near me - all have an exceptional collection of recipes, lots of stuff you don't see everywhere
Aug. 11, 2009 3:03 pm
My favorites include: a 1970's era Farm Journal Country Woman cookbook; a Hudson, KS church cookbook that has fallen apart and now has each page in a separate plastic cover; the More-with-Less Cookbook, now in reprint (Doris Janzen Longacre); The La Leche League Cookbook, now in reprint; and "Recipes from the Heart", a Capital City (MO) Christian Church cookbook that I picked up for $1 at a resale shop. "Recipes from the Heart" is almost a compilation of my most favorite recipes, and is a half-sized 3-ring binder so it has been easy to add recipes of my own-recipes that are truly "from the heart". Most of my recipes are from church cookbooks, which was the only way to easily share recipes with friends and relatives before the advent of the Internet and websites like this.
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I am a stay-at-home mom with three boys and one baby on the way. Freezer cooking is a time saver and now a hobby. I often TEAM UP and cook with my friends. I started a web site to explain 'how to' and provide encouragement. ( ) Being a wife and mom is very fulfilling. Good job to all who are investing their lives into raising the next generation.
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