Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Looking for a new Recipe?

The internet is great. Blogs, Pinterest, Polyvore... there are just so many ways to get information. I have learned a lot and been inspired many times by things that I have found online.  But for some reason when it comes time to plan out our family menus I always seem to prefer to use a cookbook. I think there is something about using the recipes that I grew up with. Through trial and error I have found that for me the most success at the dinner table comes when I use a recipe from one of these books.

I am not a talented chef. My husband can walk into the kitchen, grab a bunch of ingredients and whip up some fabulous concoction. Me, not so much. However, I can follow a recipe, so with a bit of planning I can fake it rather well.

I love to browse through cook books looking for inspiration when I have a spot of free time. These are the books that I use time and time again. The recipes work and are delicious.

Barefoot Contessa  *  Website  *  Books

Delia Smith  *  Website  *  Books

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Julia Child's' Mastering the Art of French Cooking - the book that has taught me the most about cooking.

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I especially love Delia Smith, but the soufflé recipes in Park Avenue Potluck are worth the price of the book for those alone. They are heavenly. A definite for when you want to impress!


  1. I too am an Ina fan. Love her show and her cookbooks. I am not familiar with Delia. I'll hva to check her out.

  2. I adore Barefoot Contessa. Her recipes are always spot on for me. Simple, classic, elegant...I love her style. Thanks for introducing Delia Smith - I am not familiar but will check her out!

    Also, I left you a little something on my blog. Check it out xooxxo

  3. the barefoot contessa is marvelous and love the
    others, almost as well..

  4. Oh I love Love the Barefoot Contessa and most everything I have made of her recipes have all turend out wonderfully.


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