Spicy Friday, July 19, 2019

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Cookbook Edition

I really like shopping for cookbooks. Flipping through the pages, drooling over the photos, and bookmarking each recipe I would like to try. Here are some of my favorite cookbooks that I refer to over and over again.

Doughnuts by Lara Ferroni

To me, it doesn’t get any more decadent than doughnuts for breakfast. My absolute favorite doughnut is a Boston Cream Filled. This book gives a nice introduction to doughnut basics and offers a variety of recipes for doughnuts, fillings, and glazes.

Grilled Cheese Kitchen: Bread + Cheese + Everything in Between by Heidi Gibson

I love the idea of taking something simple like grilled cheese and elevating it. Also is there anything better than gooey melted cheese? My favorite sandwich in the book is called Thanksgiving Leftovers. It is filled with all of the best parts of a Thanksgiving dinner. Also included in the book are recipes for soup, mac and cheese, and other sides to go along with your sandwich.

Baking Bible by Mary Berry

One of my favorite tv shows to watch is The Great British Baking Show. All of the contestants are so polite and helpful to each other, unlike other competition shows I have seen. Also, Mary Berry is adorable and seems like a terrific grandmother to have. My only problem with the show is I can’t sample all of the delicious food. My solution was to buy one of Mary Berry’s cookbooks. The recipes are written with metric measurements which takes a little getting used to. Thankfully there is a conversion chart at the beginning of the book.

Art of Pie by Kate McDermott

This is my newest cookbook and I haven’t had time to make many of the recipes in the book yet. I bought it because pies are my Achilles heel. I am just not great at making them so, therefore, I never make them which also means I never get any better. So my goal for this year is to make more pies.

There are a few other cookbooks that I just got but haven’t had the time to fully explore. I will fill in my thoughts once I am a bit more familiar with them.

The Fresh 20: 20-Ingredient Meal Plans for Health and Happiness 5 Nights a Week by Melissa Lanz

The Working Class Foodies Cookbook by Rebecca Lando

One Pot by Martha Stewart

One Pan, Two Plates by Carla Snyder

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