Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Cookbook Countdown

3..2..1..


I ordered three new cookbooks and I am excited to get started cooking. Have you ever seen the Taste of Home magazines?  I received it years ago and really enjoyed their simple delicious recipes. Since we've moved and found a lovely church family, we are going to be breaking bread with various groups of people on a regular basis. I need some new ideas!

The first cookbook is Taste of Home's Make It Freeze It.  There are 275+ freezer-friendly recipes for busy families.  I love the idea of making some meals ahead of time whether it be because I am too busy to cook or perhaps I want to make a meal for someone that is not well or just had a baby.  They can put it right in the freezer until they need it, thaw it out, and then bake it.


The second cookbook is Taste of Home's Ultimate 9x13 Cookbook. In this book there are 315 recipes for my 9x13 pan. There are main dishes, side dishes, desserts, and more.  I love this size pan because it's perfect for a potluck dinner ~ enough for a number of hungry people but not too much. All the pictures on the cover look so delicious. I've never made a 4th of July cake like the one picture but I've had one that looks like this and it was good.  I did look at this particular recipe and it is different than the one I tasted. Can the 4th of July just hurry up already!


The third and last cookbook is Taste of Home's Church Supper Recipes. There are a whopping 359 crowd pleasing favorites inside. Love the pictures, recipes, and inspirational Bible quotes that are in each chapter! There also are bonus chapters with holiday favorites and extra-large yields. I'm not sure what extra-large yields are but I'm guessing the recipe makes a LOT! (for some reason, I'm picturing a road worker with a really big YIELD sign!)

I would love to try a new recipe each week from at least one of these cookbooks. Practice makes perfect! ♥

Have you tried a new recipe lately?

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14 comments:

  1. I love the Taste of Home and their recipes, I still get their magazine, it has endured the test of time for me! All those recipes in such a handy place will be wonderful! I will look forward to your sharing of how the recipes work out for you :)

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    1. I think the magazine originally was just Taste of Home and now there is Taste of Home Light and I think a few others. All this recipe talk is making me hungry!

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  2. I love to browse through new cook books. We dont have that one here but it looks as though there will be some useful recipes in.

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    1. Elizabeth, I do too. What is your favorite cookbook?

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  3. I used to read Taste of Home magazines that were passed around my community. They had some good recipes in them - a few of which I still make. New cookbooks can be so inspiring.

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    1. Lorrie, one of the reason that I love Taste of Home recipes is that they aren't too fancy and quite do-able. xo

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  4. Hi Gina!!

    What fun! I love, Taste of Home recipes, all tried and true. I sure with I lived close by so I could enjoy a few of those luscious recipes! Enjoy, and share your favorites!

    Hugs and Love,
    Barb

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    1. Barb, I wish you lived closer too. You are welcome any time! I will make sure that I share the recipes I try. xo

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  5. My parents use to get this years ago, I am not sure who got them when they passed or maybe they were donated... I could use some new menu items to take to people that are sick or in recovery too, I usually just take the same old thing every time. Enjoy!

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    1. Connie, I seem to have fallen into a cooking rut and need to be more adventurous. Hopefully, I will discover some new recipes and will share them too.

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  6. It's so much fun to get ideas from new cookbooks...these look fabulous! I bought something 'new' to figure out how to use....raw tumeric. It's a little root and I need to search for recipes to include it. Enjoy your day! Hugs!

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    1. Diane, I've read that tumeric is supposed to be very good for you. I've used the ground powder version in chicken pot pies and such. Let me know how you use it. xo

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  7. I have a few of the Taste of Home magazines and their recipes are great! I think you are going to really enjoy your new cookbooks. I made a 4th of July cake like that once. It was easy and yummy! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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    1. Jann, I am all about easy and yummy! I'd like to make a 4th of July cake this year. xo

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