I’m taking part in the 31 days challenge this year. As a collector of great cookbooks, I decided to share 31 must read cookbooks. Some of these books will be books that are part of my collection that I have found useful through the years, while others are books I come across in the library.
For today’s cookbook I’m sharing with you one of my good old stand-byes: Selections from Better Homes and Garden New Cook Book. A cookbook that has made life’s journey with me since I’ve lived in Auburn. My Grandparents loved to send me care packages when I was a student living in the dorms at Texas Tech. That didn’t change when I moved to Auburn either. What changed was that I was living in an apartment and was expected to actually cook. In one of the care packages my Grandparents sent was this little black and white cookbook that taught me so much.
Remember this was in the 1990’s, before the internet was inundated with amazing cook sites and blogs. Better Homes and Garden New Cook Book is a book without intimidatingly beautiful food pictures. It’s literally black print on now yellowing pages.
Here’s the Table of Contents. I also enjoy the index in the back of the book.
One of the first recipes I ever cooked from this book was the Stuffed Green Peppers. Still one of my favs!
The recipe I’d like to try next from this cookbook is the Chocolate Revel Bars; quick-cooking rolled oats, chocolate, and walnuts. Who could turn that down?
This book is a must read cookbook because it’s simple, well-organized, and filled with recipes that will not overwhelm you. Most of the recipes have less than 10 ingredients and the instructions are straight and to the point. Sometimes it’s nice to have a cookbook that is simply that; a cookbook. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy reading background stories and seeing amazing photographs, but at time I just want to cut to the chase and find that recipe.
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Oh how fun! I love a good cookbook, especially old ones with stained pages and handwritten notes!