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January 7th, 2012, 11:25 AM
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Which cookbooks do you like?
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January 7th, 2012, 02:25 PM
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My two favorites are the red betty crocker cookbook and the one my church back home in Vegas made.

I was given "the bride and groom's first and forever" cookbook as a wedding gift, and I have NEVER EVER used it. The recipes are really fancy and pretentious and nothing that I ever actually eat.
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January 7th, 2012, 03:36 PM
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I love Betty Crocker's Cooking Basics and Betty Crocker's Italian Cooking

We got a Campbell's Casseroles: Great for Cooking cookbook and Crock Pot: The Original Slow Cooker--Slow Cooker Recipes cookbook. Both of those have several really yummy recipes. I just haven't had a chance to try any of them.
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January 7th, 2012, 03:46 PM
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I'm not too picky about cook books, I have tons. I do like the "Company's Coming" series, but I'll take whatever catches my eye on the sale rack. I never buy full price, because if I really want a recipe, I'll look one up online.
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January 7th, 2012, 05:14 PM
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I actually use more recipes off the internet than I do my cookbooks. I can't remember if it is my Betty Crocker cookbook or a Better Homes and Gardens cookbook that has all the substitutions and measurement conversions in it. That is the one that gets the most use mostly for those 2 reasons.
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January 8th, 2012, 01:01 AM
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My go to cookbook is Better homes and gardens red plaide cook book.

I get cook books from the library. When I find a recipe I like from a cookbook I don't own or on line I write it into my own cookbook.
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My favorites are by Jessica Seinfeld-Deceptively Delicious and Doubly Delicious. Its a bunch of different ways to use pureed fruit and veggies in different or sneaky ways. LOVE it. I use several of the recipes often.
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I get most of my recipes from the internet or magazines - I get Taste of Home (have several of their cookbooks too), Food Network, Rachael Ray and Bon Appetit. Alton Brown's book is great for techniques - I love the science behind cooking he includes.
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January 8th, 2012, 10:49 PM
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I get most of my recipes from the internet or magazines - I get Taste of Home (have several of their cookbooks too), Food Network, Rachael Ray and Bon Appetit. Alton Brown's book is great for techniques - I love the science behind cooking he includes.
I love him! I need to see if I can get that from our library...
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January 9th, 2012, 11:52 AM
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I'm not big on recipes. I tend to just go with it. Usually, if I look at a recipe, I skim it for the technical process and that's it. The exception is baking, but baking is a different beast than cooking.

I do have a few cook books, though. A couple were Christmas gifts that I got two years ago. The one I use the most is actually my textbook from culinary school. It's a big, heavy thing because it's an instructional book and it contains a lot of charts and sciences behind the cooking (recipes actually take up the least space). There's a lot of hows and whys and cooking this meat vs. cooking that meat, cooking with this kind of heat vs. that kind of heat, cooking different vegetables, starches, what makes something well seasoned and what's just someone pouring every jar in their spice cabinet into the pot (or none at all), etc.

I really like a lot of the recipes in that book because they're traditional and they're written using proper technique (which I'm sometimes a bit of a snob about because I do have a degree in culinary arts and a deep respect for the "old ways" ).
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January 9th, 2012, 07:03 PM
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Huh, I think that mine might actually be Better Homes and Gardens. lol, I don't know anymore. It's red.
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I use my Everyday Paleo cookbook really often. I am dying to get Make it Paleo and Paleo Comfort Foods, and Well Fed. Mostly I get recipes online though. I have a few favorite recipe sites that are very reliable for good results
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