I've probably already mentioned this, but I have a hard time cooking the same thing twice. I have a binder full of recipes that turned out really well when I tried them. I write in all my cookbooks so I know which recipes were yummy, but I rarely repeat them. I just love the experimentation of a new recipe!
I'm pretty sure that of all the recipes I've shared on this blog the only one I've used multiple times is the chocolate chip zucchini bread. I'm assuming that when my kids are older I'll be repeating their favorite meals. But, then again, maybe not. Maybe they'll love the variety of eating different things. Anyways, I get most of my recipes from allrecipes.com, magazines, and the few cookbooks I own.
And this is where I reveal some of my nerdiness. I adore cookbooks related to books I've read. I'm TOTALLY gonna be looking into all the books in this list. I'm sharing the ones I own and love to pull out occasionally and pour over them (along with a giveaway).
(i got this book as a gift when i was 8 or 9. i didn't actually cook something out of it until i was married! source.)
(another gift from my youth. i have misplaced my copy and hope it turns up soon! i'm not sure it's in print anymore. so used would be the only way to get it. source.)
(the most recent addition to my collection. it is aMAZing! the pictures, the history, and of course the recipe for candied citrus peel. source.)
(i don't know if I should add this to the line up since I, technically, stole it from my mom but she never read it anyways. and i did. well, i never actually read the story, but every recipe i've tried from this book was/is excellent. especially the blueberry-raspberry pound cake, which i tweaked and it still came out perfect! the gal who wrote this book is the blogger of orangette. source.)
I'd like to share this fun with you! So consider this #7 out of #10 of my Summertime Giveaways! Whomever wins gets to choose one out of these four cookbooks. I might as well let you know that though I'm not giving away my own copies, you will most likely be getting a used copy from the local bookstore or half.com. To enter, just be a follower and leave a comment! Open internationally, of course.
Oh and this giveaway ends Tuesday evening (August 2nd).