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  • Tue, Mar 8 2011 3:45 AM

    • LindaC
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    What is your favorite cookbook?

    I don't have an absolute favorite "go-to" cookbook yet, but of the ones I have, I especially like King Arthur Whole Grain Baking, Betty Crocker Whole Grains, and  BH&G Soups & Stews cookbooks.   I believe I've tried at least one recipe from each and have many earmarked to try.  I like them because of the whole grain aspect in the first two and the different soup recipes in the latter two. 

    What's your favorite cookbook?   Or do you have just one favorite or many? 

  • Tue, Mar 8 2011 2:12 PM In reply to

    Re: What is your favorite cookbook?

    Just sorted all my books and discovered I have over 50 cookbooks!  Yikes.  There are about 10 I use frequently.  My current "go to" book is "More With Less" the mennonite one from the 1970s. 

    The Better Homes and Gardens one from the 1960s is another favorite as is a book on cooking with honey (no processed sugar) that I got in the recycle bin.

     

  • Tue, Mar 8 2011 4:35 PM In reply to

    • LindaC
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    Re: What is your favorite cookbook?

    Maggie Trudeau:
      My current "go to" book is "More With Less" the mennonite one from the 1970s. 

     


    I just found that book this morning on Amazon and put it on my list.  Going to see if it's in my library or if I can get it through interlibrary loan.

     

  • Tue, Mar 8 2011 8:53 PM In reply to

    Re: What is your favorite cookbook?

    Saving Dinner by Leanne Ely -- she taught me how to cook and she's been my go-to gal since I became a mom. 

    Betty Crocker taught me how to bake starting when I was a kid.

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  • Tue, Mar 8 2011 8:56 PM In reply to

    Re: What is your favorite cookbook?

    Betty crocker and koshier cooking that was because my hubby now x  at the time and is jewish.

  • Wed, Mar 9 2011 10:42 AM In reply to

    • gayla50
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    Re: What is your favorite cookbook?

    I love my Betty Crockers and I like the more with Less ,  make you own groceries ... and my Aunts Ludie cooking journals .

    Gayla

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  • Wed, Mar 9 2011 8:54 PM In reply to

    • babs
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    I like my Foxfire cookbook. Recipes that my Grandma made. Babs

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  • Wed, Mar 9 2011 9:33 PM In reply to

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     The old Fannie Fannie Farmer's Cookbook. My mother had a copy which was already somewhat tattered. She had gotten in when she married. I also have a Pet Milk Cookbook from the 30's and a Betty Crocker kids' book from the 60's.

    My grandmothers didn't use cookbooks for baking or cooking. They knew how to really make food.

  • Fri, Mar 11 2011 4:29 PM In reply to

    • MarthaMFI
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    Re: What is your favorite cookbook?

    I have a few but my chatneline one is my go to one..has how to do everything in it. plus good recipes. my mom gave it to me over 20yrs ago.

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  • Mon, Mar 21 2011 1:01 PM In reply to

    Re: What is your favorite cookbook?

    I love cookbooks! Smile 

    My most used is my Better Homes & Garden cookbook that I got as a wedding gift (and I have my mother's from the 1970s). I use those for general information on cuts of meat, types of grain, flour, beans, etc.  I rely a lot on recipes from Fix It and Forget It crockpot cookbook, and I find new family favorites in my several Taste of Home cookbooks for soups/grilling/desserts/pastas.

    But my treasured ones are: my grandmother's recipe box, my mom's recipe box and my childhood church's cookbook.

    My best friend made a compiled cookbook of "tried and true" family favories (she asked several friends/family/coworkers to submit recipes). It's about 50 pages and has a variety of great recipes. I have been trying several.

    I have about 30 cookbooks, most of them gifts or passed down from my mom and grandma. I do love church and organization's cookbooks as you get the tried and true favorites that everyone uses in their homes. I find those at thrift stores and garage sales, often for under a $1.

    Erika
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