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?