Cookbook Shelf

Here are 10 of my favorite go-to cookbooks:

Sarabeth’s Bakery: From My Hands to Yours by Sarabeth Levine is a master baking book. This book is filled with beautiful photography and inspires me to become a better baker.

Baking with Julia by Dorie Greenspan is the current project of the online baking group Tuesdays with Dorie: Baking with Julia. I am excited to be a part of this awesome baking community. I’m learning so much from everyone!

Although she is the author of many books, I always turn to Martha Stewart’s Baking Handbook for my essential Martha baking recipes.

Everyday Food Fast from the kitchens of Martha Stewart Living is an essential meal and dessert reference. It is arranged by seasons and chock full of pictures.

With recipes submitted by home cooks, The Taste of Home Baking Book is a great reference for classic desserts and unique spins on old favorites.

The ooh-la-la desserts in The Secrets of Baking by pastry chef Sherry Yard are presented in a simple master recipe format.

Beautiful photography and delicious recipes fill The Pioneer Woman Cooks by Ree Drummond. One reason you should have this book: her cinnamon rolls!

Registered dietitians Liz Weiss and Janice Newell Bissex have a healthy take on dinner and desserts with No Whine with Dinner. This is a book I use all the time to make healthy meals for my family. It’s also where I found the popular fudgy black bean brownies recipe. Yum!

Better Homes and Gardens New Cookbook, 15th edition is an updated classic. I love the “make-it-mine” recipe outlines with lots of variations.

Dorie Greenspan’s award-winning book Baking: From My Home to Yours is not to be missed. If you love baking then you will LOVE this book. Her easy anecdotal style, gorgeous photography, and descriptive step-by-step directions will have you baking the most challenging recipes with ease.

2 thoughts on “Cookbook Shelf”

  1. I love my cookbook shelf! I read new cookbooks like a book before bed. I have so many they are beginning to flow onto other shelves in other rooms. I will have to look into that Baking book. It is not one that I have!

  2. These are all new to me though I do have one Better Homes book, that I bought when in the US many years ago for our children – The New Junior Cook Book. I also have lots of much loved cookbooks, some inherited from my Mum. My favourite bakers are Lorraine Pascale, Mary Berry and Delia Smith.

    All the best to you and much respect for making macarons! 🙂

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