I admit that a lot of my recipes either come out of desperation for using up what we have in our cabinets or some version of a recipe I’ve found online. With that said, I love to own good cookbooks so that they can be more than just decoration for my kitchen counters but serve as reminders of all of the wonderful recipes that have been created.
Not only do I love this one because it is all about a slow cooker, but it also breaks down the recipes by Holidays. It is so well organized and has many recipes that we have already enjoyed as a family. I also appreciate that the author thinks about the fact that you will likely be cooking several items on Holidays and gives you ways to plan and prep in the slow cooker to free up your oven. You can purchase this paper back cookbook for about $10 on Amazon.
While we are not vegetarians, this cookbook has provided us with dozens of ideas. This has been a great starting point for school lunches and meal ideas for toddlers as well. The very nature of meatless meals lends itself well to younger kids. Maybe I am also drawn to this one in anticipation of the new Trader Joe’s we are getting at some point next year! Yeehaw! You can purchase the paperback The I Love Trader Joe’s Vegetarian Cookbook for about $10 on Amazon.
Talk about beautiful! This cookbook reads like a book and would be gorgeous on a coffee table. Ok, and I am biased to other bloggers (go check it out). This cookbook is an extension of Jenny’s blog and brings you right into her kitchen. This one is perfect for beginners and offers tips and strategies for keeping the family together at dinner time. Purchase the hardcover cookbook for about $18 on Amazon.