My Favorite Cookbooks

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For as long as I can remember I have always loved looking at cookbooks. I have collected so many over the years. I remember my mom’s great big orange Betty Crocker cookbook. I spent hours looking at it. Then when I was about 16, I asked for a cookbook for Christmas and my mom got me the latest version of Betty Crocker. I loved that thing! I bet I drove my family nuts trying different recipes, but I have always loved to cook and trying new recipes always excites me!

Here is my current cookbook collection:

It seems like we almost don’t need cookbooks much anymore, since you can just type in what you’re looking for and have it at your finger tips in a minute. Don’t get me wrong, I love Pinterest, but I feel like something is lost in that because when we’re looking though a cookbook, we may come across a recipe that we weren’t looking for and those can end up being a hidden treasure!   

So I thought I would share with you a list of my most favorite cookbooks of all time.


1. My number one favorite cookbook is always the original Betty Crocker Cookbook . There are so many versions on Amazon, so I linked the latest edition, 2016 version. The one I use the most is an older version (1991). I think any of them are great, I just love how they show you some of the most basic things about cooking and at the same time have such a wide range of recipes to try and most are so easy to follow.


2. Since I love Betty Crocker Cookbooks, I also love their Cookie Book. They also have several versions, so I linked the most recent one, a 2012 version. I actually own the 1998 version, my old one works just as well! I love all the simple recipes and my oldest daughter uses it all the time for Peanut Butter cookies!



3. I came across this one years ago at an old Waldens Bookstore. 365 Quick, Easy & Inexpensive Dinner Menus. This one is full of great recipes! I have used it so much over the years. It’s laid out to have a menu plan for every day of the year. I like how it goes along with the seasons and it also has dessert recipes in between months. This is definitely a treasure!



4. I love my crock pot so much and so when I saw this cookbook at Ollie’s several years ago, I had to get it! 1001 Slow Cooker Recipes. I have used so many recipes in this one and have marked a lot more to try soon! Most of these are very simple recipes which is what I love. I think a good slow cooker cookbook is a must have!



5. One Pot Meals is one by the Gooseberry Patch series of cookbooks. I love that series and have a bunch of them, but this one is my favorite. I love the idea of a one pot meal, that means a lot less work for me! I have found a lot of good recipes in this one, from slow cooker to desserts.



6. I got this Hershey’s Chocolate Lovers Cookbook many years ago when my family went to the Hershey Chocolate Factory in Hershey, PA. This is what I chose for my souvenir and I have never been sorry! I have made many recipes out of this one and they are all great!




So there you have 6 of my most favorite cookbooks! What are your favorite cookbooks? I’d love to hear from you, as I’m always excited to find great new cookbooks to try! 

Happy Cooking and many blessings!



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2 thoughts on “My Favorite Cookbooks

  1. The cookbook I use the most is the Betty Crocker one you gave me at my wedding shower. I will search for recipes elsewhere, but I always seem to wind up using the BC!

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