Saturday, February 28, 2009

Cooking Resources

I have a few trusted cooking resources. Three are cookbook and one is a website. I check these when I'm meal planning, party planning, recipe testing, and when I'm trying to decide what to bring to a potluck lunch.

The cookbooks are: 
Friday Night Dinners - Bonnie Stern
The Joy of Cooking - Irma S. Rombauer

And the website is, although I do use epicurious and allrecipes sometimes too. Do you have a favourite, couldn't-live-without-it cooking or baking resource?


  1. my dad is the best resource!

  2. 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"

  3. for day-to-day family dinner favorites ...
    America's Test Kitchen Family Cookbook
    'Quick & Delicious' recipes by Fine Cooking Magazine
    How to Cook Everything by Mark Bittman

    for special occasions...
    fine cooking magazine & barefoot contessa

    for baking goodies...
    my Nana's collection recipe collection


  4. I swear by Moosewood Cookbook and The Art of Simple Food and has some great stuff too....oh, and so does Catherine Newman-- you can find her stuff at

  5. my go to and fail-proof is Eat Shrink and be Merry by Janet and Greta Podleski. Plus they're canadian yea!