Ally's Sweet and Savory Eats: 4 Great Cookbooks

Sunday, January 9, 2011

4 Great Cookbooks

If you're a dork like me, I enjoy reading cookbooks. Especially ones with pictures and stories behind the recipe.

Obviously, my family knows this, and that is why I received four different cookbooks over the holidays. All great, all good recipes, all good reading material.

Check 'em out!


The one I've been wanting for a REALLY long time is The Pioneer Woman's Cookbook. If you don't follow her food blog you should. She is a city lover, who somehow ended up living on a ranch in Oklahoma, but has made the best of it, and now wouldn't trade it for the world.


You can purchase this cookbook on my blog via Amazon, right under the "My Favorites" section. I would not recommend, if I didn't think you'd love it. She tells a story with each recipe and adds tons of humor.

The Hershey's cookbook was from my boss (I've only been there 4 months and she already knows what I like...), and the Taste of Home Freezer Meals and America's Most Wanted Recipes both came from my in-laws. I have yet to get through all of them, but it won't take me long!

What is your favorite cookbook?

I have MANY (like 30+), so I can't pick a favorite, it's like choosing your favorite child.

I love them all!

P.S. - For those of you interested in making my Stuffed Mushroom recipe from last week, I do need to inform you I goofed saying you'd need only 1 carton of mushrooms. My mom informed me, it is 3 cartons of mushrooms...whoops. She's only looking out for your best interests.

7 comments:

  1. I want Ree's book!!!!!! I just bought it :-) You twisted my arm.

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  2. I've never read a ton of cookbooks, but now I want to more because I want to try out new recipes more often. I plan on checking out a lot from our library over this next year.

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  3. I could easily cuddle up with a cookbook and stay there for hours.

    Who publishes the My Favorite Recipe one? I have not seen that one before.

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  4. Are you referring to the America's Most Wanted Recipe one??? If so, the publisher is Atria Paperback (a division of Simon & Schuster). Does that help?

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  5. I don't know if I have a favorite cookbook. I love so many of them!

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  6. I used to have 100+ cookbooks, but have pared them down over the years, much to my husband's delight!

    I still go to Fannie Farmer and Betty Crocker and my standards, but love Cooking Lights annual cookbooks, so I can get rid of my magazines. Hope you had a great weekend!

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  7. I've never read a ton of cookbooks, but now I want to more because I want to try out new recipes more often. I plan on checking out a lot from our library over this next year.

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