Although I do like to look for recipes online, I think everyone should have a few decent cookbooks in their kitchen. In my cookbook collection, one of the titles I find myself using again and again is the Taste of Home 3rd edition cookbook.
This is a great general purpose cookbook for both beginning and experienced cooks.
What I like about this cookbook is that most of the recipes meet my personal criteria for planning a successful meal: they are quick to prepare, there are no fancy ingredients I have to track down, and they are fairly inexpensive.
As far as nutrition goes, it’s a mixed bag. Some of the recipes are “treats” that you shouldn’t be eating regularly, but there are 100 30-minute light meals gathered together in a special bonus chapter.
For me, photos are one of the most important parts of a cookbook. The Taste of Home 3rd edition cookbook has lots of color photos, which makes it fun to browse through in search of new meal idea. The binding is designed to lay flat on your counter and there is a splash guard to help keep the pages from getting dirty when you’re cooking.
One thing to keep in mind when deciding if you should purchase this book is that some of the recipes are from past Taste of Home cookbooks. This is the first Taste of Home cookbook I purchased, but if you have other Taste of Home books in your collection you will notice duplicates.Ã‚Â The product description says 500 recipes are classics from past books and 600 are all-new favorites. The 100 light meal ideas are part of the new recipe collection.
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