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Here's the thing. I want to cook from scratch but I need some good recipes. What's a good cookbook that isn't too hard to follow?

1) get going on Vampire Hunter revisions – as I’m rethinking this, I think it should be the first of the pair.
2) morning and afternoon duty all week
3) enter Rita and Eppies with Smoke
4) get MIL’s gift/take her to dinner
5) finish up grades
6) go to barbecue on Saturday
7) write an article for the SARA newsletter
8) keep up house



MicheleKS said...

Two of my favorite cookbooks are by Rachel Ray: 365 No Repeats and Express-Lane meals. Her stuff's pretty simple and for most part, can be done up in 30 minutes. There's a great spaghetti recipe in Express-Lane Meals that I recommend highly (it's called Cowboy Spaghetti).

Anonymous said...

I like Desperation Dinners. All the recipes take around 20 minutes and have easy to find ingredients. These women write a syndicated column that is in the Food section of the SA paper.



Anonymous said...

I have a RR 30 min. meal cookbook, but my fav. is my Better Homes and Gardens 14th edition. It has pictures I can follow...important for me. :)


Marianne Arkins said...

I use the Betty Crocker Cookbook, lol. I have the one my mom got when she was first married -- it's from 1951 (and is a HOOT), but I like it because it doesn't include ANY "Open a can of" or "put in a box of" stuff.

And, it talks about an amazing new invention: Bisquick!!

Marianne Arkins said...

Oh... and they do have a newer copy... same recipes, but with pages that aren't falling out *G*.

Natalie J. Damschroder said...

Yep, I third the Betty Crocker...unless on the one I use is Better Homes and Gardens. I can never remember! LOL It's the red-and-white gingham cover, three-ring binder one. My mother gave it to my husband at our engagement party.

MJFredrick said...

Okay, I've added Rachel Ray and Desperation Dinners to my list. I have the gingham covered one, too....it's in bad shape. It was a wedding gift from my cousin. I think it's Better Homes and Gardens and has a kick-butt beef stroganoff recipe. So I need to look into Betty Crocker, then.


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