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Favorite Cookbooks

I have a cookbook fetish.  I’ve been collecting for years and still stop to check out the cookbook section in Barnes & Noble and Williams Sonoma.

Some cookbooks are just better than others.  Maybe it’s the way the directions are written, maybe it’s the photos, maybe it’s the tips, maybe it’s simply the number of gooood recipes.  I’d like to share some of my favorites.

ECOLE DE CUISINE by Jill Prescott

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Every recipe in this book is a winner.  Not only are the dishes tasty, but Ms. Prescott’s directions are well written, she includes many basic recipes with variations.  The recipes are gourmet without too many ingredients and are not difficult to complete.

The Quick from Scratch series from Food & Wine Books

There are several books in this series.  Every recipe that I have tried is delicious and is made with a minimum of ingredients.

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My husband and I are in Big Sky, Montana to enjoy the winter activities. Yesterday I stopped into a great little store in the Meadow Village where I bought a new cookbook! Tonight, I’m making French Onion Soup. Tomorrow we will ski all day but hope to have friend, Mike, for dinner so I’ll try the slow cooker, Brisket with Sweet Mustard Sauce, and for dessert, peppermint stick ice cream with Hot Fudge Sauce, and the rest of the sugar cookies from Christmas.

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Two of my favorite cookbooks for breakfast or brunch are collections of recipes from innkeepers in Minnesota, Minnesota Mornings, and bed and breakfasts in Wisconsin,  Morning Menus Inn Style.



    French Onion Soup

  • Srinivasan says:

    Wow that looks sibulme! I’m totally with you on not wasting food, and some of my best creations have sprung from neglected pantry items.I’m thinking I need to roast a duck this weekend…

    February 26, 2012 at 4:13 am

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