My Favorite Cookbooks (Basic)

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The list author says: "Quite simply, I love to cook and I love to bake. I am always learning and always trying to find the best recipes. I once tested 17 sugar cookie recipes before finding one worthy of making again. The cookbooks here represent those which, from my limited experience, have given me guidance or a few excellent recipes."
How to Cook Everything: Simple Recipes for Great Food
1.  How to Cook Everything: Simple Recipes for Great Food by Mark Bittman
The list author says:
  "From blueberry pancakes to chocolate cake with chocolate buttercream frosting, this cookbook had been my go-to resource."
$17.86   Used & New from: $1.89
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (851 customer reviews) | 3 customer discussions

Southern Living: 40 Years of Our Best Recipes: Over 250 Great-Tasting, Tried-and-True Southern Recipes
2.  Southern Living: 40 Years of Our Best Recipes: Over 250 Great-Tasting, Tried-and-True Southern Recipes by Editors of Southern Living Magazine
The list author says:
  "Make the Pecan Pie with a homemade pie crust and add 2-3 Tablespoons of Southern Comfort in with the vanilla."
$24.95   Used & New from: $4.91
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)

The New Book of Middle Eastern Food
3.  The New Book of Middle Eastern Food by Claudia Roden
The list author says:
  "The "Shish Taouk" or Chicken Kebab is simple and very good served with Israeli Couscous."
$27.15   Used & New from: $12.57
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (95 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone
4.  Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone by Deborah Madison
The list author says:
  "The Fingerlings with Slivered Garlic are particularly comforting during cold Midwestern winter evenings."
Used & New from: $3.01
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (389 customer reviews) | 3 customer discussions

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The Best Light Recipe
5.  The Best Light Recipe by Christopher Kimball
The list author says:
  "My personal favorite recipes from this book:
One-Pot Chicken and Rice with Broccoli and Cheddar
Stuffed Mushrooms
Chipotle Chicken with Cilantro-Lime Dipping Sauce
Asian Chicken Noodle Soup"
$25.84   Used & New from: $0.99
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (78 customer reviews)

Maida Heatter's Cookies (Maida Heatter Classic Library)
6.  Maida Heatter's Cookies (Maida Heatter Classic Library) by Maida Heatter
The list author says:
  "The fudge is absolutely the best."
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)

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The Sweeter Side of Amy's Bread
7.  The Sweeter Side of Amy's Bread by Toy Kim Dupree
The list author says:
  "The butterscotch cashew bars & award-winning brownies make this cookbook worthwhile."
$25.80   Used & New from: $6.74
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)

The Best 30-Minute Recipe
8.  The Best 30-Minute Recipe by Christopher Kimball
The list author says:
  "The recipes do not always take 30 minutes the first time you make them and I even tried one bad recipe, but dishes like the Skillet Lasagna have become a staple in my kitchen."
$22.79   Used & New from: $3.41
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (125 customer reviews)

Good Old-Fashioned Cookies: More Than Eighty Classic Cookie Recipes-Updated for Today's Bakers
9.  Good Old-Fashioned Cookies: More Than Eighty Classic Cookie Recipes-Updated for Today's Bakers by Susan Kosoff
The list author says:
  "From the gingerbread to the sugar cookies, these recipes work every time."
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5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

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Whole Grains Every Day, Every Way
10.  Whole Grains Every Day, Every Way by Lorna J. Sass
The list author says:
  "The brown rice with stir-fried beef and vegetables is excellent.  The recipes in this book can be time consuming, but it is an essential guide to the different whole grains of the world."
$22.09   Used & New from: $3.29
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (54 customer reviews)

Ball Complete Book of Home Preserving
11.  Ball Complete Book of Home Preserving by Lauren Devine
The list author says:
  "The applesauce recipe is simple and tastes fresh several months after canning.  I had never canned anything before and this book has acted as my "Canning Bible.""
$12.96   Used & New from: $6.04
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,004 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

The Flavor Bible: The Essential Guide to Culinary Creativity, Based on the Wisdom of America's Most Imaginative Chefs
12.  The Flavor Bible: The Essential Guide to Culinary Creativity, Based on the Wisdom of America's Most Imaginative Chefs by Andrew Dornenburg
The list author says:
  "I use this book as a reference if I have a bit of this and a bit of that on hand... Say I have some cilantro but want ideas of what I can prepare with it based on items already in my pantry.  I will look up "cilantro" in the book and see that it goes great with tomatoes, lemongrass, limes, coconut, and other flavor combinations."
$25.75   Used & New from: $17.95
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (568 customer reviews) | 5 customer discussions

What to Drink with What You Eat: The Definitive Guide to Pairing Food with Wine, Beer, Spirits, Coffee, Tea - Even Water - Based on Expert Advice from America's Best Sommeliers
13.  What to Drink with What You Eat: The Definitive Guide to Pairing Food with Wine, Beer, Spirits, Coffee, Tea - Even Water - Based on Expert Advice from America's Best Sommeliers by Andrew Dornenburg
The list author says:
  "Quite simply - my go-to guide when I'd like to pair a wine with dinner in a way that will make the wine and the flavors of the food shine.  I like to try my own combinations and experiment, but it's nice when you'll have guests over who say to you, "Wow.  That lobster with butter sauce seems made for the Chardonnay.""
$20.84   Used & New from: $12.01
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (104 customer reviews)

Baking: From My Home to Yours
14.  Baking: From My Home to Yours by Dorie Greenspan
The list author says:
  "What a baking book and what a woman!  Buy this book for the blondie recipe alone.  The muffins, bars, pastry cream, basic pastry dough (the sweet one), the blueberry crumb cake - wow.  When I bake the same recipes twice in a two week time frame I know I have found recipes that I will continue to make over and over again."
$23.20   Used & New from: $12.76
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (209 customer reviews)

The Bread Bible
15.  The Bread Bible by Rose Levy Beranbaum
The list author says:
  "Just what the title says.  I haven't even graduated to the sour dough yet, but the quick breads alone are excellent."
$23.00   Used & New from: $13.02
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (227 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Rose's Heavenly Cakes
16.  Rose's Heavenly Cakes by Rose Levy Beranbaum
The list author says:
  "This is serious stuff.  Faint of heart, do not purchase this book if you are looking for a quick, easy cake.  The cakes in this book, particularly Woody's Lemon Luxury Layer Cake, are top notch.  They involve careful measuring, time and patience.  The payoff is that they are worth every moment.  I flew the (unfrosted) Carrot Cake halfway across the country for a birthday party... it's that good."
$26.09   Used & New from: $12.85
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (130 customer reviews)

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Can you send to Puerto Rico? 0 Oct 20, 2014
Kindle version has no page numbers in index? Why 0 Jan 11, 2014
Preserving meats: Complete Book of Home Preserving or the Blue Book? 4 Jul 16, 2013
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Kindle or Paper? 5 Nov 24, 2012
Another Great Vegetarian Cookbook 1 Feb 7, 2012
Spices highlighted in this book? 0 Nov 28, 2011
This or "Joy of Cooking 75th anniversary" ? 3 Nov 22, 2011
Which to buy? Arabesque or New Book of Mid East Food? 2 Feb 16, 2011
Does Anyone Have This in the Kindle Version? 3 Jan 7, 2010
Do the recipes in this book have nutrition info 1 Jul 28, 2009
Would this book be useful for a raw food vegan? 1 Jun 15, 2009
 
   

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