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6 New Cookbooks to Check Out

Posted on August 20, 2014 at 2:47 PM by Craig Jacobson

Untitled Document weeknight easy.jpg1. Good Housekeeping Weeknight Easy: 185 Really Quick, Simply Delicious Recipes

Whether you are looking for a delicious take on a traditional favorite like Macaroni and Cheese or a new sizzling Stir Fry to try, you are sure to find many wonderful ideas here. There is truly something for all ages. Each recipe provided has a healthy twist making calorie intake reasonable and the ingredients needed are those you may already have in your pantry and will not cost you a fortune. It is a book that is both practical and offers multiple ways to use various ingredients. You won’t be disappointed.

meatless all day.jpg2. Meatless All Day: Recipes for Inspired Vegetarian Meals
By: Dina Cheney

In Cheney’s book, breakfast, lunch, and dinner are served up along with resources/websites regarding information on the vegetarian lifestyle and how to maintain it. Cheney offers up vegetarian versions of your favorite dishes along with some new ideas that are both heart healthy and good-tasting. From Quiche to Cuban Black Bean Stew to Mexican Shepherd’s Pie, this book has so many good ideas that it would be a shame not to give it a try. Even those who are not vegetarians may find something in this book to interest them. It is truly a gem.

buttermilk.jpg3. The Animal Farm Buttermilk Cookbook: Recipes and Reflections from a Small Vermont Dairy
By: Diane St. Clair

There is a quiet elegance to this book and the way it is put together that is to be appreciated. It will also surprise you just how many truly wonderful recipe ideas you can sink your teeth into using the main ingredient of buttermilk. In this book, buttermilk goes beyond the pancake with such recipes as: Oatmeal Muffins with Apples and Cinnamon, Buttermilk Lasagna, Buttermilk and Shrimp Soup, Buttermilk Béchamel Pizza, and many more. There is also a delightful and simple recipe for Buttermilk Oyster Crackers that are wonderful with various soups. Do yourself a favor and take a peek at this gorgeous book.

simple thai food.jpg4. Simple Thai Food: Classic Recipes from the Thai Home Kitchen
By: Leela Punyaratabandhu

Looking to put a little spice in your life? Then this is just the book for you! The recipes are delicious and simple enough for you to try at home with many restaurant quality dishes to serve up. The Pad Thai with Shrimp is especially tasty and might even tempt you away from ordering out. Love Spring Rolls and Chicken Cashew Stir Fry? Those and many other terrific favorites are offered up here. With rice dishes, salads, sides and various main courses you are set to go with this helpful book.

neelys.jpg5. Back Home with the Neelys: Comfort Food from Our Southern Kitchen to Yours
By: Pat & Gina Neely

This book is all about southern comfort food and recipes that have been passed down through the generations. The Neelys bring a loving, down-home zest for cooking in this joyful book that is contagious. You will feed off of their enthusiasm for cooking and sharing with family and friends. And with 100 recipes, from Skillet Roasted Chicken to Brunswick Stew to zesty Bourbon French Toast, you will no doubt find something to try out with your family here. This book is vibrant and colorful with many great tips that Pat and Gina also use on their Food Network hit series, Down Home with the Neelys. They are a fun and loving couple with so many innovative ideas to share. Be sure to check out this book today.

smitten kitchen.jpg6. The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook: Recipes and Wisdom from an Obsessive Home Cook
By: Deb Perelman

This book is a personal favorite with so many terrific recipes that it is difficult to decide which one to try out first. Perelman created a book that is both relatable to the average person, being that she is not a chef or restaurant owner, and fun, with delicious twists on classics that will not seem as daunting as other cookbook’s might make them out to be. Her Vermouth Mussels with Tarragon Oven Fries are not only delicious but easy to make and her Tomato-Glazed Meatloaf with brown butter mashed potatoes is sure to be a crowd pleaser. The stand-outs in this book though have to be the amazingly mouth-watering desserts, such as: Chocolate Hazelnut Crepe Cake, Marbled Pumpkin Gingersnap Tart, and the amazing Deepest Dish Apple Pie. The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook is definitely worth a look.

These are just a few of the many wonderful cookbooks Frank L. Weyenberg Library has on the shelves. Young and old, good home cooking is something to be appreciated by all. Please stop in and check out our selection today. We look forward to seeing you!

-All Book Cover Photos Provided via EasiCat.