This post is part of Jen’s Carnival at the Conversion Diary.
I’m in a mood to cook so I’m sharing my favorite cookbooks that I’ll be using for my fall menu planning.
1.Williams-Sonoma Comfort Food: Warm and Homey, Rich and Hearty by Rick Rodgers – The title says it all. I’ve tried the mac and cheese, brownies, gnocchi, spaghetti and meatballs, ricotta and spinach calzone, and baked rice pudding.There’s no fear of fat in this cookbook.
2. Apples for Jam: A Colorful Cookbook by Tessa Kiros – Organized by color, the photographs are just as wonderful as the recipes. The chocolate cake and vanilla cake recipes are my go-to ones for birthday cakes.
3. Healthy Bread in Five Minutes a Day by Jeff Hertzberg and Zoe Francois – I haven’t used this yet, but I have been craving good bread. For whatever reason, my sandwich bread this summer just didn’t rise, and it was too hot to try sourdough again.
4. Twelve Months of Monastery Soups by Victor D’Avila-Latourrette – I tried two soups from this simple cookbook last winter and loved them. I’ve been collecting beef soup bones every time I go the farmers market in preparation for making soup this fall.
5. Taste of Home Busy Family Cookbook – Not a favorite, but full of simple recipes. Unfortunately, there’s a number of unhealthy low fat or processed food short cuts, but I really like the vegetable section.
6. From A Monastery Kitchen by Victor D’Avila-Latourrette – I bought this one when I bought the Monastery Soup one last winter, but I didn’t try any recipes from it. However, I love that the recipes are organized by month and season.
7. The Garden of Eating by Rachel Albert-Matesz – I love the vegetable section and the entire front section of the book, however, I don’t use a lot of the suggested sweeteners, preferring to stick to the traditional ones. Our family’s favorite squash pudding pie dessert comes from this cookbook.