Friday, February 1, 2008

My Cookbook Collection

Because you can't ever have too many cookbooks . . .

Thumbs-upFirst are my Gooseberry Patch cookbooks which I love so much! Just looking at them makes you want to cook!


Come On Over Cookbook by Gooseberry Patch

Book Description
Make simple meals special and special meals simple...that's what Come on Over Cookbook is all about! It's filled with recipes and tips for easy, come-as-you-are dining from morning 'til nighttime. Try cooking up some overnight coffee cake, sweet berry popover, spicy buffalo bites, pizza by the scoop, Dutch oven stew, herb biscuits supreme, Cheddar ziti bake, Santa Fe sandwiches, 4-layer cookie bars and red velvet cake. It's loaded with helpful ideas for memorable gatherings too.


Meals in Minutes by Gooseberry Patch

Book Description
Need something hearty in a hurry? Check out Meals In Minutes Cookbook for plenty of recipes for speedy dinners and desserts. Cook up some zippy ziti, Salisbury steak, crispy chicken fingers, Alfredo pasta with chicken, butterscotch brownies and chocolate eclair squares. A handy pantry list makes sure you always have the right ingredients on hand...time-saving conversions will help you translate recipes into shopping lists in a flash. Full of simple meal ideas too!


From Grandma's Kitchen by Gooseberry Patch

Book Description
Grandma's kitchen is full of wonderful memories of hearty meals, yummy breads, delicious desserts...our From Grandma's Kitchen Cookbook captures the tastiest recipes that have been passed down through the years. Try family favorite recipes like blueberry breakfast cake, country biscuits & eggs, baked potato soup, best beef brisket, stuffed cabbage rolls, vanilla drop cookies, golden bread pudding and more. The cheery art inside will even remind you of Grandma's apron! Filled with quick & easy ideas for making memories with loved ones, this book is one to treasure.


Made from Scratch by Gooseberry Patch

Book Description
The very best recipes are Made from Scratch! This homestyle cookbook is packed with tried & true (and easy) favorites that will remind you of year 'round gatherings with family & friends. Serve up a hearty helping of crispy oven-fried chicken with roasted potato salad or whip up some old-time ice box cookies. Make potluck dishes like saucy ham & potato bake and Mom's cherry cream pie from our Made from Scratch Cookbook.


One-Pot Meals Cookbook by Gooseberry Patch

Book Description
Scrumptious meals and only one pot to clean up...a dream come true! Our One-Pot Meals Cookbook is absolutely brimming with new recipes that make cooking delicious dinners a snap like pepperoni pizza rigatoni, country chicken pot pie, campfire onions and old-fashioned applesauce cake. We've also included handy, time-saving ideas for mixing & matching ingredients you have on hand.


Patchwork Potluck Cookbook by Gooseberry Patch

Book Description
You're invited to a Patchwork Potluck! This cookbook has fun, food-filled chapters like Let's Pack a Picnic Basket and Grandma's Bringing Dessert that are perfect for get-togethers. You'll love the irresistible recipes in this gem...blueberry streusel muffins, savory herb bread, BLT dip, chicken & dumplings, patchwork rice, hit-the-road sandwiches, peanut butter candy and so much more. There's even a chapter in our Patchwork Potluck Cookbook of canning recipes, plus crafts for making memories last.


StarAnd these two . . . so much more than cookbooks!

Catnip Cut-Out Cookies, Bone Appetit Dog Biscuits, Garden Herb Candle, Silky-Smooth Body Powder, Southern Peach Tea Mix, Easy Toffee-Coffee Mix, Chocolate Stirring Spoons, Orange Sugar, Orange Slice Cookies in a Jar


Whimsical Ribbon Tray, Simmering Citrus Spice, Oatmeal-Honey Body Scrub, Homemade Cinnamon-Clove Soap, Relaxing Tea Creamer Mix, Summertime Corn Dog Mix, Peach Ice Cream Muffins, Pumpkin Bread in a Jar, Polka-Dot Cherry Cookies in a Jar

Thumbs-upMany non-food gifts along with ideas and how-to's for packaging and gift tags you can copy. Great for teacher's gifts.

Gifts for Giving by Gooseberry Patch

Book Description
Be inspired! You'll turn to this cookbook year 'round for more than 200 inspiring, quick & easy ideas like peanut butter cup cookie mix, homestyle chicken soup in a jar, caramel cheesecake pie and clever crafts like pepperminty lip balm and pampering powder. We've even included over 25 oh-so-charming gift tags you can copy and color. Perfect for birthday, holiday or just-because gifts.

More Gifts for Giving by Gooseberry Patch

Book Description
More Gifts for Giving Cookbook has even more of what you've been asking for! We've included recipes of all kinds, tasty treats (including lots of layered mixes!) and plenty of nifty gifties. Surprise friends & family with our easy gift ideas just right for any occasion. You'll love giving peanutty polka dots, presto pesto spread, cappuccino coffee creamer, wintertime skin smoother and picture-perfect marble magnets. Over 60 clever gift tags are included to copy & color along with tips and how-to's for packaging presents year 'round.


Kitchen Keepsakes & More Kitchen Keepsakes

Book Description
Two cookbooks are combined in one special edition for a true keepsake recipe collection. Easy-to-prepare recipes prove cooking doesn't have to be complicated to be delicious. Down-home, family-tested recipes are great for family or guests. More than 1000 recipes with concise directions, ingredients on hand, menu section and helpful hints.


Backyard Entertaining by Debbie Mumm

Product Description
From the one-and-only Debbie Mumm® comes this delectable cookbook. This tantalizing collection is stuffed with festive outdoor recipes for all occasions, with sections for savory salads and sides, hearty beef and pork, tasty chicken, scrumptious fish and seafood, delicious sauces and marinades, and even desserts. You’ll learn to make such enticing dishes as: - Southwestern Kabobs - Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms - Easy Cole Slaw - Jamaican Baby Back Ribs - Grilled Salmon Burgers - Chicken Tarragon - Grilled Swordfish with Mango Salsa - Lemon-Mustard Sauce - Mini Cherry Cheesecakes - And more! With over 200 pages of lip-smacking recipes, plus Debbie Mumm®’s signature illustrations and wholesome hints, Backyard Entertaining is sure to be a summertime favorite!


StarI love this one!

Teatime Treasures

Book Description

Friendships and relationships are important to women of all ages, and tea has become an increasingly important part of the friendship ritual. Teatime Treasures is a warm and friendly gift book filled with the colorful art of Joy Marie about fun times with friends over tea.

The text is written in the warm and witty style of T.J. Mills, author of the best-selling Twelve Blessings of Christmas. There are six sections, each featuring a different type of tea party:

  • Birthday Tea
  • Mother's Day Tea
  • Bridal Tea
  • Baby Shower Tea
  • Christmas Tea
  • Friendship Tea

The fourteen pages in each section include inspiring thoughts and Scripture verses, as well as ideas for decorations for each tea, a recipe for one or two goodies for the tea, games and activities, and finally a prayer appropriate for each subject.


Pita the Great

Book Description
The authoritative book on baking plain and whole wheat pita at home. Featuring instructions for making a half-dozen basic breads-each one low in sodium, fat, and calories, and guaranteed not to leak--Pita the Great transforms the unassuming pita into fabulous fare indeed.

Making the book even more special are the 100 dazzling recipes for fillings, toppings, and accompaniments. You'll find fabulous renditions of such classics as Hummus Bi Tahini , Kibbeh Samak, and Baba Ghanouge. For the lunchbox, there's Egg Salad with Taratour. Perfect for a weeknight dinner is the Herb Broiled Chicken with Onion on a Pita. Certain to impress any guest are Walnut Stuffed Grape Leaves or Gingered Fig Montrachet. There's even pita for dessert, including Pita Cheese Crepes with Orange-Blossom Syrup. It's the time-honored bread, brought completely up to date.


Better Homes and Gardens New Cook Book

I just got this cookbook recently after having had an old edition for all these years. It's very colorful and has a wonderful Cooking Basics section. This cookbook is a wonderful gift to give someone just starting out.

Back Cover
Always in Style. Forever a classic. America's #1 cookbook has it all! New recipes and old favorites plus more of the latest information in an easy-to-use package. See what's NEW and discover why the Red Plaid is a must for every kitchen.

NEW 900 Recipes - 1, 200 in all
NEW 500 photos - 700 in all
NEW updated tastes for old-time classics
NEW Exchanges included with nutrition information
PLUS more tips and secrets to make your cooking easier than ever before


The Taste of Home Cookbook

Fabulous! It has so many wonderful photos all throughout the book. I especially love that there are so many photos of either the recipe in progress or a finished dish. It also comes with a CD that has many, many more recipes and extras. And who doesn't love Taste of Home recipes!

Book Description
The Taste of Home Cookbook gathers the most requested, best loved recipes from the readers of Taste of Home magazine into the most comprehensive cookbook we’ve ever published:
1,200+ RECIPES AND VARIATIONS, all tasted, tested, and approved by the Taste of Home editors and Test Kitchen staff.
1,300+ COLOR PHOTOS of finished recipes, common ingredients and kitchen how-to’s.
300+ PRACTICAL, PROVEN TIPS for delicious results every time…plus handy reference charts.
SIMPLE, STEP-BY-STEP INSTRUCTIONS and quick-read ingredient lists to make baking a snap. ? COMPLETE NUTRITION FACTS and the latest dietary guidelines take the guesswork out of healthy eating.

Throw your best party ever with this extra helping of fabulous foods and creative ideas! The brand-new, interactive Celebrations CD inside includes:
473 ENTERTAINING RECIPES to search, view and print.
90+ COCKTAILS, COFFEES and other party drinks.
40 COMPLETE MENUS for holiday gatherings and celebrations.
DOZENS OF SHORTCUTS and party decorating ideas.
300+ COLOR PHOTOS of recipes and projects.


The Taste of Home Baking Book

Also fabulous! More than 700 recipes submitted by Taste of Home readers. I always love the little personal notes above the recipes giving you some indication why the submitter likes the recipe. There is a nice little Baking Basics section, lots of tips and color photos throughout.

Book Description
The Taste of Home Baking Book is the ideal kitchen companion for anyone who enjoys making and sharing irresistible, fresh-from-the-oven treats! For the first time ever, the very best baking secrets from readers of Taste of Home magazine have been collected and specially selected to give you…
725+ RECIPES AND VARIATIONS, all tested, tasted, and approved by the Taste of Home editors and Test Kitchen staff.
SIMPLE, STEP-BY-STEP INSTRUCTIONS and quick-read ingredient lists to make baking a snap.
675+ COLOR PHOTOS of finished recipes, common ingredients and baking how-to’s.
13 COMPREHENSIVE CHAPTERS covering all the delicacies you love to make, including cookies, brownies, bars, pies, cakes, breads and more!
PREP AND BAKE TIMES for every recipe to help plan your kitchen time.
150+ PRACTICAL, PROVEN TIPS for delicious results every time…plus handy reference charts.
AT-A-GLANCE, ALPHABETICAL LISTS for each chapter and complete subject and reference indexes.

Whether you’re a novice or an experienced home baker, you’ll discover scrumptious sweets, savory treats and batches of delectable, oven-fresh ideas for any occasion in The Taste of Home Baking Book.


Hearty Soups and Stews

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Warm and hearty soups and stews are what home cooking is all about. Savor the tantalizing aromas and delicious flavors of hundreds of dishes that will satisfy appetites of all sizes. Hearty Soups & Stews features a collection of American classics plus favorites from across the globe, easy-to-make slow cooker recipes and soup-sopping breads perfect for dunking. So, grab your soup spoon and ladle. Good eats await!



Product Description
A comprehensive cookie collection with over 300 recipes ranging from well-known favorites to excitingly different ideas Cookies for every occasion, from kids' party cookies to tea-time cookies, as well as chocolate indulgences, healthy options and delicious no-bake treats Includes an introduction that covers essential techniques such as preparation, baking and decorating, along with useful information on ingredients, equipment and storage Every recipe is beautifully photographed in color, and there are step-by-step instructions showing you how to achieve the final result.


The Fannie Farmer Cookbook

fannie This is a picture of mine, one I've had all these years. Below is the new anniversary version.

Book Description
Here is the great basic American cookbook—with more than 1,990 recipes, plain and fancy—that belongs in every household.

Originally published in 1896 as The Boston Cooking-School Cook Book by Fannie Merritt Farmer, it became the cookbook that taught generations of Americans how to cook. Completely updating it for the first time since 1979, Marion Cunningham made Fannie Farmer once again a household word for a new generation of cooks.

The New Good Housekeeping Cookbook

Book Description
Good Housekeeping magazine keeps up with the best new ideas without neglecting the tried-and-true classics. That's why we've completely revised your favorite cookbook to reflect the way you live today.

In addition to all the trusted how's and whys of cooking for family and friends, here's what's new in THE NEW GOOD HOUSEKEEPING COOKBOOK:

Because American homemakers are more sophisticated about cooking:
It has more than 2,000 step-by-step recipes that emphasize fresh ingredients and all the new foods appearing in the supermarkets.

Because we care more about healthy eating:
Every recipe contains calorie counts and nutrition information in an easy-to-understand format developed especially for this book.

Because microwave ovens have revolutionized the way we cook:
There's a special chapter devoted to recipes specifically created for the microwave - not just adapted from conventional recipes.

Because busy lives allow less time in the kitchen:
There are menus for more than 100 meals that can be prepared in less than 40 minutes.

Because even the most experienced cook wants to learn new methods and short-cuts:
There are special tips from the editor's kitchen.

-- and because Good Housekeeping is one of the most trusted names in America today --
This brand-new, completely updated edition of an American classic is still the best, most complete, most basic cookbook you can buy.


Fix-It and Forget-It Cookbook

Book Description
Who's hungry? EVERYONE. Who has time to cook? NO ONE. Dig out the slow cooker. Add a second and a third if you wish. Fill one with main-dish fixins and the others with go-alongs. Do it in the morning or between work and after-school events. Come home to richly-flavored, ready-to-serve food. Slow cookers are having a comeback. With good reason. They are friends on a day of running errands. They allow easy entertaining with no last-minute preparation. And vegetarians won't find a better way to work with dried beans. Slow cookers are gentle with the food budget less expensive ingredients flourish in their slow, moist heat. Fix-It and Forget-It offers the range of recipes slow cookers do well: Appetizers and Snacks, Soups and Stews, Main Dishes (with and without meat), Vegetables and Go-Alongs, Desserts and Beverages. Bring an element of simplicity and quality to your pressured life! Let your slow cooker work for you.
From the Back Cover
Slow cookers are having a comeback. With good reason. They are friends on a day of running errands. They allow easy entertaining with no last-minute preparation. They are miracles for potluck meals, whether in your home or someone else's. And vegetarians won't find a better way to work with dried beans.

Slow cookers are gentle with the food budget--less expensive ingredients flourish in their slow, moist heat.

Fix-It and Forget-It offers more than 800 recipes--the whole range of recipes slow cookers do well. Tips and Hints are dropped in throughout, urging one additional small step for lots of extra flavor, offering ways to make your cooker a complementary appliance, explaining seasoning to maximum effect.

Bring an element of simplicity--and quality--to your pressured life! Let your slow cooker work for you.


Old-Fashioned Cookies by Debbie Mumm

Book Description
Serve up scrumptious cookies with this quaint cookbook! You’ll find all your best-loved baked goods in this beautiful volume, with sections for Vintage Favorites, Teatime Treasures, Old-World Traditions, and more. Old Fashioned Cookies includes mouthwatering recipes for your favorite cookies—just like grandma used to make—with:

- Maple Walnut Cookies
- Chocolate Orange Dreams
- Chewy Butterscotch Brownies
- Double Almond Butter Cookies
- Cocoa Snickerdoodles
- Cinnamon Stars
- Viennese Meringue Bars
- And much more!

Featuring charming illustrations from the one-and-only Debbie Mumm®, this delightful cookbook is an essential addition to your baking collection.


Old-Fashioned Bake Sale

Book Description
Make your next bake sale a smashing success! This tantalizing collection includes over 100 mouthwatering, home-style recipes for easy-to-bake cookies and bars, colorful cupcakes, decadent cakes, old-fashioned pies, and more, with lip-smacking, full-color illustrations. Learn to make foolproof delights like:

- Blueberry Crumble Pie
- Peanut Butter and Jelly Cookies
- Double Mint Brownies
- Choca-Cola Cake
- Mini Turtle Cupcakes
- Best-Ever Apple Pie
- Raisin Spice Drops
- And more!

With so many savory choices, this delectable cookbook is sure to be a smash-hit with bakers everywhere. These sweet treats will have you begging for more!


North Country Cabin Cooking

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More than 300 quick 'n' easy, sure-to-please recipes chosen especially for your cabin kitchen. Enticing appetizers and salads, hearty soups and sandwiches, scrumptious main dishes of every description, irresistible snacks and desserts - all of this and more to help you make the most of your northwoods weekend and vacation meals.


The American Country Inn and Bed & Breakfast Cookbook, Volume I

Book Description

The best crowd-pleasing recipes from widely acclaimed country inns and bed and breakfasts in the United States are collected in this unique cookbook and travel guide. Includes over 500 inns and more than 1,700 recipes from every state.

StarHas good reviews.


Hope you had a good time browsing my cookbook shelf. Wave

1 comment:

  1. Hi Pam...I have most of those Gooseberry Patch books that you have. I love them. I have been collecting cookbooks since the mid 80's while we were stationed in England. And the first that I started collecting was those. Although most of mine are the holiday and seasonal ones. I LOVE the first Christmas one, because there are some heartwarming stories in the beginning of the book.

    I also have the backyard cookbook too. Love the cover..think it is so pretty.

    Job well done...but I expect no less from you. Thanks for sharing. Hugs!