My friend Jennifer over at Savory Simple asked me what my favorite cookbook was. Now, mind you I have over 300 different cookbooks from Vegan to Decadent and everything in between. It really wasn’t a hard decision, I bet if you look at the graphic you will be able to tell right away which is my fave. No? It’s the Gardeners’ Community Cookbook.
Now wait a minute…
Don’t think this is all zucchini bread and carrot soup, because it’s definitely not. This is a book filled with beloved hand-me-downs to uber creative and beautiful food. When I need a quick idea, this is always the first book I hit. Seriously. (sorry to all 299 other book writers – I still love you too) Here are a few of my go-to’s that never disappoint.
- Tri-Color Sweet Pepper Quiche – Don’t let the Q word scare you, this is so easy and blow your face off good!
- Classic Potato Salad – I’ve made this so many times that the page is forever stained and rumpled. Everyone has a recipe for this classic – but this one will make you the star of the barbecue. Be prepared….everyone will ask for the recipe.
- Mayonnaise – yep, homemade and so easy. You’ll chuck the store stuff once you taste how great homemade is. 6 ingredients in the food processor (or you can use a whisk) and you’ve got glorious mayo that keeps up to a week. Not that it will last that long.
My all time fave – drum roll please!
- Pear Honey – Oh to the Em to the Gee. This stuff is danger Will Robinson. I’ve made my own variation of this recipe here (please disregard the awful pics – I was learning about light). I make this EVERY SINGLE YEAR. We devour it on toast, top ice cream with it, eat it right off the spoon (when no one’s looking of course) and serve it with cheese and crackers. It’s so easy and beyond delicious. So decadent. I can’t glamorize it enough. Really. Make it. Ok, I’m done.
So now that you’re juiced up on my book….have you taken a gander at the other 11? Holy moly! Your library is about to explode with deliciousness. I personally own each one except Melt which looks insane! I happen to love the authors Stephanie Stiavetti from The Culinary Life & Garrett McCord from Vanilla Garlic and admire their work tremendously. So, you know…301 never hurt anyone, right? 🙂
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