My Favorite Cookbooks

Here are some of my favorite, most-used cookbooks:


  • How to Cook Everything: Simple Recipes for Great Food, by Mark Bittman

  • The Cook's Bible: The Best of American Home Cooking, by Christopher Kimball

  • How to Cook Without a Book: Recipes & Techniques Every Cook Should Know by Heart, by Pam Anderson

  • CookWise: The Secrets of Cooking Revealed, by Shirley O. Corriher

  • Carmine's Family-Style Cookbook: More than 100 Classic Italian Dishes to Make at Home, by Michael Ronis with Mary Goodbody

  • Cook Like a Rock Star: 125 Recipes, Lessons, and Culinary Secrets, by Anne Burrell

  • 400 Best Sandwich Recipes: From Classics & Burgers to Wraps & Condiments, by Alison Lewis

  • More-with-Less Cookbook: Suggestions by Mennonites on how to eat better and consume less of the world's limited food resources, by Doris Janzen Longacre

  • The Frugal Family Kitchen Book, by Mary Webber

  • From Amish and Mennonite Kitchens, by Phyllis Pellman Good and Rachel Thomas Pellman

  • Homestyle Cooking Made Healthy: 200 Classic American Favorites, by Jeanne Jones

  • Picture-Perfect Home Cooking, Better Homes & Gardens


  • BakeWise: The Hows & Whys of Successful Baking with Over 200 Magnificent Recipes, by Shirley O. Corriher

  • Jim Fobel's Old-Fashioned Baking Book: Recipes from an American Childhood

  • Mad about Muffins, by Dot Vartan

  • The Cake Mix Doctor: From Cake Mix to Magnificent, by Anne Byrn

  • Country Cakes: A Homestyle Treasury, by Lisa Yockelson

  • The Whimsical Bakehouse: Fun-to-Make Cakes that Taste as Good as They Look! by Kay Hansen and Liv Hansen

  • The Artful Cupcake: Baking & Decorating Delicious Indulgences, by Marcianne Miller

  • Crazy about Cupcakes, by Krystina Castella

Favorite Cooking Magazines

  • Taste of Home
  • Simple & Delicious (by Taste of Home)
  • Healthy Cooking (also by Taste of Home)
  • Cooking Light
  • Everyday Food (Martha Stewart)
  • Food Network Magazine
  • Cook's Illustrated
  • Cook's Country Magazine