I recently checked out two brand new cookbooks from the library that I loved so much that I had to order my own copies of them!
Boards: Stylish Spreads for Casual Gatherings is produced by America’s Test Kitchen, so you know the recipes are going to be delicious. To top that off, the photography is stunning! Creativity abounds as the Test Kitchen, led by Elle Simone Scott, designs 35 different boards and spreads that capitalize on the charcuterie board craze. There are tips on keeping your board fresh throughout your party, and, of course, styling advice on making your spread photo-worthy. The themes, including a breakfast taco board and a chocolate fondue spread, combine store-bought ingredients with recipes for scrumptious, party-favorite additions. I agree with another reviewer who called this cookbook an instant classic. I actually bought 3 copies of this – 1 for myself and 2 for gift-giving.
Homestead Recipes: Midwest Inspirations, Family Favorites, and Pearls of Wisdom from a Sassy Home Cook is written by Amanda Rettke. That title says it all! Think Pioneer Woman meets a Hoosier cook. This recipe book is filled with comfort food that makes one feel cozier just reading the recipes and looking at the photos of the dishes. The recipes are accessible, with easily sourced ingredients for Wells County readers and a photograph of each mouth-watering addition. The 110 recipes cover everything from breakfast (caramel rolls or pulled pork hash) through dinner and dessert (zucchini chocolate cake or a variety of cookies or bars). There were so many recipes in this book that I thought my family would enjoy, that I had to return the library’s copy so others could sample it and just buy my own!
I enjoyed sharing these with you and hope you’re inspired by these two recipe books. Put them on hold! Or come in and browse our shelves and shelves of recipe books of all sorts and check out 1 – or a whole armful!