My Favorite Cookbooks

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Today, I wanted to share with all of you my top five favorite cookbooks. These are personal favorites that have both special meaning to me and have recipes that have become staples in my menu planning. It was difficult to pick my top five but I based this on the amount of recipes I have taken from each and how often I use them. I hope you enjoy!

Better Homes and Gardens Easy Everyday Low Carb Cookbook

This is a cookbook that I discovered at my local used bookstore when I was beginning my first journey on a low carb diet. I have found that many of the recipes in here can be easily customized into many different combinations and most of these are perfect for any beginner cook. Not only does it offer simple recipes but the bonus of laid out meal plans is really helpful if you are looking for low carb ideas.

My favorite recipe from this book is the Asian Beef and Noodle Bowl.

The America's Test Kitchen Cookbook

This was one of my first cookbooks that I received after moving out of my parent's home. I was gifted this from my mother-in-law for Christmas and it really helped me with learning basics as well as having core recipes to use in everyday cooking. I grew up surrounded by home-cooking but this book helped me learn finer techniques that I otherwise wasn't as aware of. I highly recommend this for anyone who is just beginning with cooking or is interested in learning more skills and tips!

My favorite recipe from this book is the Creamy Mushroom Soup.

Everyday Pasta: Giada De Laurentiis

This cookbook has a special meaning to me as it was the first cookbook my grandmother purchased for me and highly recommend, getting my grandmother's stamp of approval on a cookbook is quite difficult so I knew this would be a good one. I am a huge pasta lover and love Italian food overall so this is one that I have greatly enjoyed as it's shown me techniques and opened up the door to more sauce and noodle dishes that I wouldn't have thought of on my own. My son's favorite food is pasta so this has been a great help in keeping him happy as well!

My favorite recipe from this book is the Italian White Bean, Pancetta, and Tortellini Soup.

The Whole30: The 30-DAY Guide to TOTAL HEALTH and FOOD FREEDOM

This cookbook is the newest to my collection and yet one of the most profound. This cookbook changed my entire outlook on food and has been an inspiration in my every day cooking. It has made me not only change the way I eat, but learn to take my go to recipes and make them healthier and more whole. It's not only a cookbook but a good addition to learning the Whole30 program. I can not recommend this cookbook enough!

My favorite recipe from this book is the Baby Back Ribs with Tangy BBQ Sauce.

Rachael Ray 365: No Repeats

This cookbook is my staple and one that I have come to rely on for 10 years now. I loved watching Rachael Ray's 30 Minute Meals years ago and could not resist picking up the cookbook. It was especially helpful when I was a new mom to twins and looking for quick, simple, healthy dinners. I, not only, use many of these recipes at least monthly but have taken quite a few and made them my own. This is the perfect cookbook for any beginner or anyone who thinks they don't have enough time to cook. It is and likely always will be, my absolute favorite.

My favorite recipe from this book is the Turkey Noodle Casserole.

I hope you enjoyed seeing my favorite cookbooks! In the comments below, let me know one of your favorite cookbooks.

As always any requests, questions, or comments are greatly appreciated. Talk to you soon!

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