Must Have Cookbooks

While I am always connected to technology, there is nothing better than a cookbook. And I have plenty of them. But, I have my favorites. The ones I can count on when I don’t want to “try” too hard or just need some comfort food. The cookbooks with generations of family favorites.

Schleef Family Favorites Cookbook

But, besides my family’s many recipes, I have some store bought favorites as well. Here are some of my most recent favorites for those quick and easy, always good recipes for the busy weeknight.

The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Recipes from an Accidental Country Girl

Joy of Cooking: 75th Anniversary Edition

The Harvest Table” Cookbook from Gooseberry Patch

The Harvest Table

The Lady & Sons Savannah Country Cookbook Collection

Big Book of Home Cooking: Favorite Family Recipes, Tips & Ideas for Delicious Comforting Food at its Best

Best Loved Recipes

Now, sometimes you want to be Julia Child. You do. You just want to get good and loaded and whack the hell out of a chicken. Just like Julia. So, you must have some French cookbooks.

Mastering the Art of French Cooking (2 Volume Set)

The French Laundry Cookbook

And, then there is dessert. I mean, baking. I hate the preciseness of baking. I am more of this looks good type of girl. So, my suggestions for baking are very very broad contrasts from each other.

101 Things to Do With a Cake Mix

Baking: From My Home to Yours

Martha Stewart’s Baking Handbook

The Pie and Pastry Bible

Do you have a favorite, go-to cookbook? Share your favorite so I can add to my collection!

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  1. says

    I have a large collection of cookbooks. My favorites are church cookbooks. I live in SW Wisconsin, dotted with small towns and tiny churches filled with amazing cooks. And you know everyone puts their best recipes in those cookbooks!

  2. Andy says

    The original Silver Palate cookbook. It’s about the only one of the hundreds we own that gets opened on a regular basis now that we have the Epicurious ap on the Ipad.

    Have you tried anything out of the French Laundry book? I’m afraid to open it in the kitchen – might spill something on one of those gorgeous pages.

  3. says

    I have both PW cookbooks and a Cake Mix Bible. I have some TOH cookbooks, Complete Guide to Baking and TOH Baking that I use often. My Mom has a Joy of Cooking book that she got when she was married. I might have to look at it next time I am home. Gooseberry Patch is always a good place to look for recipes. Thanks for the reference list.

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