My Four Favorite Cookbooks

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We're knee deep in kitchen/dining area remodels around here and I'm frantically trying to churn out tutorials and posts for y'all but, in the meantime, I thought I share my four favorite cookbooks with you. Sure, sure. In the age of the Internet and Pinterest, it can seem a little silly to still use cookbooks – and I assure you, I totally use online recipes all the time. But, sometimes, you just fall in love with one and NEEDS it in your life. Here are my four favorite cookbooks:

My Four Favorite Cookbooks

The First Real Kitchen Cookbook: This is my go-to graduation gift and for a good reason – it features gorgeous food photography + simple, delicious recipes + tons of budget-friendly tips. My favorite recipe is the Upside Down Chicken Pot Pie.

The Splendid Table’s How to Eat Supper: The authors host a popular cooking show on NPR and have created a cookbook filled with comforting recipes and lots and lots of handy kitchen and cooking tips. My favorite recipe is the Garden-in-a-Pot Vegetable Soup.

Better Homes and Gardens New Cook Book: A juggernaut. This cookbook is a classic. Page after page of every recipe that you grew up eating. Try to pick up an edition from the last decade though as previous copies housed recipes that used lots of canned goods and less fresh options. My favorite recipe is the Meatloaf.

Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day: This book is a revolution for those of us scared by the idea of baking our own bread. Carefully read the (long) first chapters as that's were most of the how-to information and tips are. My favorite recipe is the Chocolate Chocolate-Chip Bread.

What's your go-to cookbook?