I’m really discovering that my passion is food. Baking, cooking…I love it all! (and I especially love blogging about it…) I want to expand my skills and be more adventurous with the recipes I choose! It’s definitely a big goal of mine! But, I have my comfort recipes and recipe books. You know the ones…we’ve all got our go-to books when you are looking for something to create! The books that we know will always give us a recipe that will turn out!
My most favourite cookbook of all time is the joy of Cooking! This book was a wedding gift from a very special lady in our lives…our best friend’s mom, Mary. I can’t tell you how many times this book has been opened! So many times. There are pancake batter splatters, flour between the pages, and it’s falling apart at the seams…literally…(hmmm maybe a crafty diy coming up?) I love this book. It has cooking answers to everything. Even how to cook a snake if you wanted. Ick. But heh, you never know…
The Best of Bridge Series is an amazing set of recipe books! Again, I have perused and read these books countless times, and have made more recipes from them than I can count. And one of the nicest things about these books, is that the authors are ladies from Canada! Woot! And literally, almost every woman in my family owns these books! They are treasures, and stand the test of time!
I can’t leave out my own recipe stash! I put together this recipe folder for all of my recipes : It holds all my recipe cards, and the magazine cut outs & newspaper clippings that I have collected over the years! I love this folder. It’s so comforting and holds so many recipes that I love, not to mention all the memories tucked inside!
So that’s it! These are my most favourite cookbooks and recipe sources! Now what are yours? Leave a comment!! I’d love to know!
I love all cookbooks! Some of my favorites that I keep reading over and over again are Martha Stewart’s Baking Handbook, The New Soup Bible, and Chatelaine’s Adventures in Cooking, published in 1968!
Jo-Anna I still use my first cookbook, The Purity Cookbook, also love my Creative Cooking & the Joy of Cooking cookbooks as well. Three that I would not think of disposing of ever ! Love the Recipe book you made; passing the link on to a couple of people I know who would also love it. Thanks.
I thought I would also post your “How To” link for the recipe folder on my Recipe Exchange on Facebook … love it.
Oh Jo-Anna, I so envy your love of cooking. I have no love for it unfortunately (much to my husband’s dismay). Keep it up!!!
My all time go to book is Delias complete cookery course, this is an english book (I am english LOL) and was the first cookery book I got when I first got married.
I am somewhat of a cookbook junkie as well. My favourites are Company’s Coming. I love these cookbooks and a Blue Ribbon cook book my grandmother gave me from 1905.
My own recipe stash (which I keep in a binder with page protectors!!) is at the top of my list and a close second is The Pioneer Woman’s cookbook – just love her.
Mine are my peter reinhart bread books. I read and use them over and over and over