my dad is the best resource!
Yes! My mom too!
For baked goods....I LOVE "Wanda's Pie in the Sky" by Wanda Beaver. You may know the bakery of the same name in Yorkville. There is not one recipe that isn't amazing!I am also loving the Barefoot Contessa books for great everyday and entertaining recipes, her recipes also make a lot so leftovers can be frozen for future use. Tip...Costco has these books for great prices.Ah...also love the "Silver Palette"
for day-to-day family dinner favorites ...America's Test Kitchen Family Cookbook'Quick & Delicious' recipes by Fine Cooking MagazineHow to Cook Everything by Mark Bittmanfor special occasions...fine cooking magazine & barefoot contessafor baking goodies...my Nana's collection recipe collectionLee
I swear by Moosewood Cookbook and The Art of Simple Food and Epicurious.com has some great stuff too....oh, and so does Catherine Newman-- you can find her stuff at wondertime.com
my go to and fail-proof is Eat Shrink and be Merry by Janet and Greta Podleski. Plus they're canadian yea!