Tuesday, January 1, 2008

My Cookbook Project


This has been such a fun project, but it's proved to be hard thing to keep updated!!  While I will continue to use my cookbooks, (and add more to my collection), I will no longer be updating this list.  I will keep this up, though, if you'd like to use it for reference!  And I'm always up for suggestions for other cookbooks that you think I need.  
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December 31, 2008 UPDATE

The project was a success!! I was barely able to make it through - posting my last recipe on the last day of the December, 2008. What a fun project this was! So fun, in fact, that I will continue to update it with new recipes and cookbooks. Keep coming back to cook with me - or if you have any of the same cookbooks and want to suggest a particular recipe, I'm all ears!!

For 2008, I have made myself a goal to blog about at least one recipe from each of my cookbooks. I don't have as many cookbooks as some people, but I want to try to utilize the ones that I have. Below is a list of the cookbooks I own. I will add to the list as I get new cookbooks. If I have cooked from the cookbook, the link will lead to a list with blog entries from that cookbook.

I'm excited to see if I can make it through them! (Especially since I have been addicted to buying new ones!)

Alice Medrich - Pure Dessert
America's Test Kitchen - Family Cookbook
Angela Nilsen, Sarah Maxwell & Janice Murfitt - Cakes & Cake Decorating, Step by Step
Anita Chu - Field Guide to Cookies
Beatrice Ojakangas - The Great Scandinavian Baking Book
Better Homes and Gardens - America's Best Loved Community Recipes
Better Homes and Gardens - New Cookbook
Better Homes and Gardens - Our Best Recipes
Better Homes and Gardens - Test Kitchen Favorites
Better Homes and Gardens - The New Baking Book
Better Homes and Gardens - Treasured Recipes

Betty Crocker - The Big Book of Cupcakes
Betty Crocker - Quick and Easy Cookbook
Biba Caggiano - Biba's Taste of Italy
Bill Phillips - Eating For Life

Campbell's Company - Campbell's Casseroles, One Dish Meals and More
Carole Clements - The Great Big Baking Book
Carrie Holcomb - Easy Dinners Healthy Recipes
Cat Cora - Cooking From the Hip
Catherine Atkinson, Joanna Farrow & Valerie Barrett - The Cookie Book
Clive Tring - Risotto
Cooking Club of America - Cooking Essentials
Cooking Club of America - Pasta Classics
Cooking Light - Cooking Light Annual Recipes 2008
Cooking Light - Cooking Light Cookbook 1993
Costco - Favorite Recipes the Costco Way (2007)
Culinary Institute of America - Vegetables
David Lebovitz - The Perfect Scoop
Debby Maugans Nakos - Small-Batch Baking

Devin O'Day - My Southern Food
Donna Hay - Modern Classics book 1
Dorie Greenspan - Baking: From My Home to Yours
Editors of Cook's Illustrated - The New Best Recipe
Elinor Klivans - cupcakes!
Elisabeth Prueitt & Chad Robertson - Tartine
Emeril Lagasse - Emeril at the Grill
Family Circle - All-Time Favorite Recipes
Family Circle - Quick and Easy Cooking
Food Network Favorites
Gale Gand - Chocolate & Vanilla
Giada DeLaurentiis - Everyday Italian
Giada DeLaurentiis - Everyday Pasta
Giada DeLaurentiis - Giada's Kitchen
Gina Steer - Jams and Preserves
Ina Garten - Barefoot Contessa at Home
Ina Garten - Barefoot Contessa Parties!
Irma S. Rombauer - The Joy of Cooking
Jamie Oliver - Jamie's Italy
Jeff Hertzberg & Zoe Francois - Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day

Jennifer Chandler - Simply Suppers
Jill O'Connor - Sticky, Chewy, Messy, Gooey
Jill Snider - Cake Mix Magic
Lynn Alley - The Gourmet Slow Cooker Volume II
Lynn Fischer - Fabulous Fat-Free Cooking
Martha Stewart - Everyday Food: Great Food Fast
Martha Stewart - Hors D'oeuvres Handbook
Martha Stewart's Cookies
Martha Stewart's Cupcakes
Matt Lewis and Renato Poliafito - Baked: New Frontiers in Baking
McCall's Cooking School
Melanie Barnard - Panini
Melba Davis - Lion House Desserts
Melissa Murphy - Sweet Melissa Baking Book
Mollie Katzen - Get Cooking
Pamela D. Lyles - Da Cajun Critter
Pampered Chef - 29 Minutes to Dinner
Paragon Publishing - 30 Minutes or Less Sweet Treats
Paula Deen - The Deen Family Cookbook
Peter Reinhart - The Bread Baker's Apprentice
Pillsbury Company - 30-Minute Meals
Pillsbury Company - Best of the Bake-Off
Pillsbury Company - Dough Magic
Pillsbury Company - Slow Cooker Recipes
Publications International - Great American Brand Name Recipes
Publications International - Great American Cookbook

Rachael Ray - 365:  No Repeats 
Rachael Ray - Big Orange Book
Readers Digest - Extraordinary Meals from Ordinary Ingredients
Rebecca Rather - The Pastry Queen

Rhodes Rolls - Fresh Ideas with Frozen Dough 
Rhodes Rolls - Home Baked Family Favorites
Rival - Crock-Pot Cooking

Robin L. Olsen - The Cookie Party Cookbook
Robin Miller - Quick Fix Meals
Ruth A. Kendrick & Pauline H. Atkinson - Candymaking

Sandy Coughlin - The Reluctant Entertainer 
Sara Wells and Kate Jones - Our Best Bites
Southern Living - All-Time Favorite Cookie Recipes
Southern Living - Annual Recipes 2007
Southern Living - Brownies and Bars
Sherry Yard - Desserts By the Yard

Susan Russo - Recipes Every Man Should Know
Taste of Home - Annual Recipes 2006
Taste of Home - Annual Recipes 2008
Todd Wilbur - More Top Secret Recipes
Todd Wilbur - Top Secret Restaurant Recipes
The Complete Chicken Cookbook

The Essential Christmas Cookbook
Weight Watchers New Complete Cookbook
Williams-Sonoma - Savoring Soups & Salads

Family and Church Cookbooks
For My Family
Goodman Family Cookbook 2007
Goodman's Galloping Gourmet
Ravishing Relative Recipes
Recipes from River View


Cakespy said...

I just got the David Lebovitz one for Christmas, can't wait to see you test it out!!

Flanboyant Eats said...

Great idea! Clearly you're going to b very very busy!

Babeth said...

What a list!!

Arfi Binsted said...

i have one copy of mc call's cooking school and i have used one recipe of them: the potato dumplings. lovely!!

Anonymous said...

Wow! There's many on there that I've not heard of before. I think I need to go shopping :)

Chuck said...

Reading that list of cookbooks is amazing. You have some of the best cookbooks out there. Enjoy!

Kelly Mahoney said...

You have an amazing collection, I look forward to seeing how it does.

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MyKitchenInHalfCups said...

A most excellent idea Deborah! I think I'd embarrass myself or I'd try this with you! Very impressive list.

Erin said...

You have a lot of cookbooks! I am doing something similar in an effort to use my neglected cookbooks-- each month I'm picking one of my cookbooks, and each week I'm trying to cook and blog about it at least once. It's a fun idea. I'm going to have to follow your posts to get ideas of new cookbooks I need to buy!

Maria said...

What a brilliant idea Deborah!


Jessica@Foodmayhem said...

Great idea! I don't use my cookbooks as often as I'd like to.

Prudy said...

Can't wait to hear more about the results.

Andrea said...

I love how you've organized your project! I'm too embarrassed to admit to the number of cookbooks I have. Good luck!

Chef E said...

This is a great idea! You can go online and purchase lamb and have it brought to your door step, or even better ask the store butcher to order you some, they usually will if someone goes to the trouble!

AnticiPlate said...

This is a great idea! If only I could cook through an ENTIRE cookbook. That is my goal after advice that was given to me but the owner of Sur la Table. She said you greatest cooking teacher is a cookbook author. Cook each recipe from the cookbook, and learn on what to improve. I have been slowly trying to do that with Donna Hay's cookbooks.

Emily said...

I've enjoyed reading your blog- I love the cookbook project idea! Thanks!

Anya said...

What a great idea! If you dont mind I'd like to borrow this idea for my blog!

Fruitloopgirl said...

What a fun project. I think it would take me a couple years to get through all my cookbooks.

I seriously need to go through and thin out my collection a bit. I have quite a few that I have never made anything from, nor do they appeal to me much.

rsksp said...

Great Idea! Looking forward to see some vegetarian dishes too!