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I really enjoy cookbooks.  Each one offers unique perspective and inspiration.  I find flipping through the glossy pages both relaxing and exciting.  There are so many possibilities!  What will catch my eye and end up on our dinner table next?  Having an assortment of cookbooks on my shelves keeps our table interesting.  When I get bored with one I have several others to consult. 

I thought it might be fun to share my collection with you.  Some live with me in the kitchen and are tattered and splattered, while others are more like pieces of art and are crisp as the day of publication.  All are treasured! 

America’s Test Kitchen Best Recipes of 2008

Back to the Table: The Reunion of Food and Family by Art Smith

Barefoot Contessa at Home by Ina Garten

The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook by Ina Garten

Barefoot Contessa Family Style by Ina Garten

Barefoot in Paris by Ina Garten

Better Homes and Gardens New Cookbook: Bridal Editions

Betty Crocker’s Low-fat, Low-Cholesterol Cooking Today

The Big Fat Duck Cookbook by Heston Blumenthal

Cooking ‘Round the Clock by Rachael Ray

Crazy About Cupcakes by Krystina Castella

Cupcakes! by Elinor Klivans

Easy Healthy (Paragon Books Ltd.)

Fast and Festive Meals for the Jewish Holidays by Marlene Sorosky

Food Editors’ Favorites: Treasured Recipes by Barbara Gibbs Ostmann and Jane Baker, eds.

The Good Housekeeping Cookbook

Good Housekeeping Light & Healthy Cookbook: 375 Delectable Recipes for Everyday Meals (Hearst Books)

The Healing Cookbook (Health Magazine)

Hello, Cupcake! by Karen Tack & Alan Richardson

The Newlyweds’ Cookbook (Ryland, Peters & Small)

The Pampered Chef Cooking for Two & More

Pasta! by Pamela Sheldon Johns

Perfect Chocolate (Parragon Books Ltd.)

So Easy, So Delicious by Ellie Deaner

The Sunday Night Football Cookbook

SuperFoods (Health Magazine)

Taste of Home’s Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook 2001

Taste of Home’s Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook 2002

Taste of Home’s Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook 2003

Williams-Sonoma A Taste of the World: Featuring the Best Recipes from Around the World

Williams-Sonoma Bride & Groom Cookbook: Recipes for Cooking Together

Williams-Sonoma Cakes: Made Easy with Step-By-Step Photographs

Williams-Sonoma Essentials of Baking

Williams-Sonoma Pie & Tart

Williams-Sonoma Soup

30 Minute Meals: Comfort Foods by Rachael Ray

101 Simple Suppers (Hylas Publishing)

101 Low-fat Feasts (Hylas Publishing)

The 150 Best Slow Cooker Recipes by Judith Finlayson

365: No Repeats by Rachael Ray

1,000 Jewish Recipes by Faye Levy

3 thoughts on “Cookbooks”

  • Hi!
    I found your blog by reading the Flour cookbook blog. I love cooking (your recommendations for the soba noodle salad look delicious)and am also a Pampered Chef consultant so I was SO EXCITED to see the Cooking for Two & More on your list of cookbooks. It is always nice to hear that people are enjoying our products.

  • I have a leaning tower of cookbook library myself… Consuming Passions : A Food-Obsessed Life by Michael Lee West is one of my favorites especially when it comes to food from the South. Her voice and her love of food and family are completely authentic. Have been debating the addition of the Barefoot Contessa series so was pleased to see you have used them all and well.

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