Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite Cookbooks/Food Blogs

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly linkup of book bloggers hosted by The Broke and The Bookish! It's pumpkin spice everything season, which makes it perfect that this week we're talking about food! I don't tend to read a lot of books that are food-centric, so I've decided to list some of my favorite sources for recipes, both cookbooks and food blogs!

How To Cook Everything Vegetarian: Mark Bittman has several variations on the theme of "how to cook everything", but this longtime vegetarian gets the most out of the veggie version, of course.

Sally's Baking Addiction: I think I mentioned this in one of my monthly wrap-up posts, but I've made several recipes from her blog/cookbook and they've always come out not just alright, but amazing.

The Southern Vegetarian: There's a perception that "down home cooking" can't be made without meat, and this cookbook has some great recipes proving otherwise!

Cookies for Christmas: I will confess to have only tried a couple of the cookie recipes in this book, but it's the book that my all-time favorite cookie recipe (their gingersnaps!) comes out of.

365 Easy Vegetarian Recipes: I'll be honest...cooking for me is a means to an end, not a process I get a ton of fulfillment out of. I want recipes that get me tasty food painlesslessly, and this book provides!

Budget Bytes: Beth's blog features recipes that are simple, straightforward, and don't break the bank to put together!

Penzey's Catalog: This catalog is mostly to sell their really good spices, but they do have recipes scattered throughout and I've torn out and collected many of them...the ones I've made have turned out delicious!

Thug Kitchen: I know, they've gotten a lot of blowback for the faux street talk, but they also show that vegan food can be fun and doesn't just have to be salad.

Smitten Kitchen: I don't have either of her cookbooks, but Deb's blog has provided me with recipes that stand the test of time.

The Complete Vegetarian Cookbook: Can't go wrong with America's Test Kitchen! Because they've literally tested all these recipes to make sure they work the way they're supposed to. 


  1. Thanks for the recommendations! I’m a terrible cook, so I need them.

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

    1. I am a MUCH better baker than a cook, but it is satisfying to actually make a meal for myself that tastes good!

  2. I have a whole bunch of cookbooks, but truthfully, I rely more on AllRecipes and cooking blogs for recipes. Sally's Baking Addiction is an awesome one. Every recipe she posts looks amazing!

    Happy TTT (on a Wednesday)!

    1. I love cooking blogs that post step by step photos so I can make sure I'm doing it right! And you should definitely try Sally's recipes...they come out just as good as they look!

  3. I'm not big on cooking or baking myself, but I could definitely be tempted to try some of those cookies for Christmas ;)

    1. There's a recipe in there for gingersnaps which are almost more a molasses cookie that have become a family staple!