Wednesday, March 3, 2010

One of my favs...

I recently received this cookbook this passed Christmas (thanks Bubba).

How did I live all of these 29 years without having discovered this gem?

It's almost as if I'm discovering cooking all over again. I'm the type of gal that likes to know the "why" behind everything. This cookbook answers all of that and then some.

Joy of Cooking
is one of the most thorough cookbooks to date.

I love opening it up and reading it just like a book.

I made the most wonderful Chicken and Dumplings the other night thanks to this cookbook.

For some reason, that is a recipe that I always FAIL miserably at. My dumplings either turn out too dense as if you were eating sand. Or dissolve into chunks. Or I've burned them. Yuck! When I came across the dumpling recipe I thought I'd give it another shot. After all, Chicken and Dumplings are one of my favorite meals.

This time around, my dumplings came out perfectly. And I owe it all to this cookbook with its amazingly thorough directions.

This cookbook is officially one of my favorites.

What are some of your favorite cookbooks?


Gail said...

I love my "Muffins" cookbook by Gemma Reese and for meals...I usually rely on my recipe box full of family recipes and recipes from friends. I'm not always the brave one...I like to know that I'm actually going to like it in the I rely on other who have gone before me. Ha! But every once in awhile I do get brave...but not least not on big things. ;0 Anywho! I will have to check out that Mom always used it growing up...

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Carrie said...

I like the America's Test Kitchen. They test all different products and tell you the results! It's fun. I bought the children's cookbook you recomended. I like it!!

Nichole said...

I don't have a favorite cook book, but I love reading what you have to say about food on your blog.

It all seems like so much to me, chemicals and all, I just want to sit down with you and have you tell me everything you know!

larissa said...

Definitely one of my favorites. Mine is literally falling apart.

Kelly said...

hey! i love joy of cooking!! i don't know how i considered myself a cook without it. i got both martha stewart's classic cookbooks for christmas this year, they are nice for fancy-pants meals, but my taste of home cookbook is perfect for every day meals.. you would love it! but, the silver spoon is probably my all time ultimate favorite cookbook!