What is your favorite most practical cookbook or cooking magazine?

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Hello All,

I was just wondering what are some of your favorite cookbooks or cooking magazines.

I have to admit that I have a weakness for cookbooks. I have over 50. Most though have been bought at thrift stores or yard sales.

I also get Taste of Home Magazine, & Light & Tasty, as birthday gifts from my sweet children.

One of my favorite kinds of cookbooks are Amish/Mennoite ones. I also really like both of my PA Grange cookbooks. One is a 1950's & the other is a 1990's one.

Our Ladies Fellowship at church is having a "Tasting Party" this Feb. 21. We are all making a recipe from Taste of Homes or one of the other magizines like Quick Cooking or Light & Tasty. It sure should be delicous meal.

Marsha in PA-wife to Loren-mother to 12

-- Marsha Marshall (Thankful4Jesus@excite.com), February 05, 2002


The best one I have is my Mom's old Mary McBride cookbook. It was sold in the 50's by chapters each week at the Grocery store. It's over 1500' pages and well worth it. You can buy them on ebay but they go for between $90- $140 a book. I assue you it is well worth it. I want to get another one for my 20 year daughter who loves the book as well.


-- Storm (wintery_storm@yahoo.com), February 05, 2002.

Oh Storm! We grew up with the Mary McBride childrens cookbook. I LOVED that book. Many of my favorites I make today are from that book.

I have a 1956 Betty Crocker. This is what my daughters use to learn to bake. I like Joy of Cooking and have two different editions of it.

-- Laura (Ladybugwrangler@hotmail.com), February 06, 2002.

My husband's BRAIN is my favorite place to get cooking help!!! ;) Seriously!!! He taught me most of what I know!

-- hmm (h.m.metheny@att.net), February 06, 2002.

My OLD Joy of Cooking cookbook that my mom gave me when I got married 27 years ago. They really messed up when they rewrote it for modern kitchens. Left out much of the basic cooking recipes and techniques that I needed it for. So, I have a battered paperback old one, and a new, unused, hard back.

-- Rose (open_rose@hotmail.com), February 06, 2002.

I also like taste of home magazine. My favorite cookbook is an amish cookbook that two sisters put together in my neck of the woods. I like country woman magazine for their recepies also.

-- sweet_mae (sweet_mae86@hotmail.com), February 06, 2002.

Southwest, the Beautiful Cookbook by Barbara Pool Fenzl, is my most recent favorite.

-- Cindy (SE. IN) (atilrthehony@hotmail.com), February 06, 2002.

Hello Marsha, The three books that I use the most are: 1) Joy of Cooking, 2) The New York Times Cookbook, and 3) The American Cookbook. I use them professionally and at home.

Sincerely, Ernest

-- http://communities.msn.com/livingoffthelandintheozarks (espresso42@hotmail.com), February 06, 2002.

My favorite is More With Less Cookbook by Doris Longacre. It is wonderful and the only one I would replace if I lost a cookbook. She also wrote Living More With Less. It's for those of us who like to live frugally.

-- Nancy (nannyb@huntel.net), February 06, 2002.

I got the More-with -less cookbook from the library and loved it. I would love a copy for myself someday.

I do have an Amish cookbook called Plain Cooking that I got at a library sale (discard). I like Joy of Cooking because it covers every possible topic/question. Great for reference. Have lots of others, but those are my favorites.

-- connie in nm (karrelandconnie@msn.com), February 06, 2002.

I also like the older cookbooks like Betty Crocker and Joy of Cooking. Taste of Home and Light and Tasty are the best magazines IMHO. Other favorites are those little spiral bound fund raiser type cookbooks that churches and different ladies organizations put out. A few good additions to your most used cookbooks are Make-a-Mix, More Make-a-Mix, and Make Your Own Groceries.

-- Lenette (kigervixen@webtv.net), February 07, 2002.

I have been collecting cookbooks since I was very young----for birthdays & Christmas presents I have received cook books!!! I have lost count many years ago/as to how many I have----but I love them all--- & I'm not really into material things/ that much!! As a matter of fact in "my will" I have listed my daughter gets my cookbooks! I have soo many favorites---but the ones that mean the most to me are the church fundraiser ones---as I can go back & read those books & it is just like shareing with those great women all over again--many have been gone for years!!! I love to take something to a church dinner--from a cookbook & share the recipe with others who also remember that person--- I love recipes shared by family & friends!!! They mean the most to me!!!

-- Sonda in Ks. (sgbruce@birch.net), February 07, 2002.

Taste of Home is my favorite along with the sister magazine Quick Cooking. The magazine is based in Wisconsin so they always have some good meat and potato recipes! (coming from a former Wisconsonite!)

-- wife of chuck in md (woah@mission4me.com), February 08, 2002.

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