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What to Read Wednesday is going to be a little bit different today because I want to recommend my favorite cookbooks. With fall fast approaching it always gets me excited to cook and try new recipes. But also to make my old favorites! That’s where my favorite recipe books come in. I think what makes these my favorites is the fact that I go to them first. You can always tell what the best recipes in the book are because they’re the pages with all the old drops of food and spills and the corners all bent.
For Classic Dishes
Need a good roll recipe? The perfect pancake? Meatloaf? Look no further than the classic Better Homes and Gardens Cookbook. You’ve probably seen it in many kitchens the red and white gingham cover is hard to miss. This book has been around for years. (Since the 1930's!) And is on its 17th or 18th edition. This is the cookbook I can rely on for a good recipe that will be a hit. My most used recipe from this book is the buttermilk pancake recipe. It’s always a hit and we will never go back to boxed mix.
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Is it weird if I use our own recipe book often? Because I do. For The Love of Pie is the recipe book we put together to share our families love of pie and our favorite recipes. Recently I made a blackberry pie for a dinner. I used the recipe from For The Love of Pie. For a few weeks after the dinner our friends were telling everyone how good the pie was and asking if I could teach them how to make pie. And I can and you can to because For The Love of Pie is the perfect pie guide.
For Trying New Recipes
This one isn’t really a cookbook but a magazine subscription. For a long time I have been watching the Bon Appetit YouTube videos. They’re taking over the internet by storm! I finally gave in on Prime Day and bought a subscription to the magazine. I have only received 3 issues so far but I’ve already made delicious recipes from every issue. The best thing about Bon Appetit is they always keep the home chef in mind when creating their recipes making the recipes new but not difficult.
I do have lots more recipe books I love but these 3 are probably my most used. Aside from our family recipe book that my aunt curated for each family on my mom’s side. But we’ll probably have to do a special post about that later.
So what do you think? What are your favorite cookbooks? Will you be checking out any of these? Let us know in the comments below!
Creators of Hot Cocoa Bombs! (copyrighted)
Helen Reynolds: Mother of six children , grandmother to eleven! I love to cook, craft and create things and I especially love doing that with my family, So, when my lawyer daughter, Lindsey, my artist daughter, Madalynn, and I came up with the idea of Hot Cocoa Bombs, this blog was born. Then, one more daughter, with her technical and science skills, plus creativity has joined in to round us out! Read more about us here!