Spell the Month // February

I am sure I’m not the only one to come up with a Cookbook Edition for this Spell the Month tag, but I thought it could be a fun addition. Don’t ask me why, but I’ve always fancied myself a cookbook collector. Even back in college, when I barely did any cooking, I’d often find myself in that very section at McKay’s Bookstore down near Knoxville, Tennessee.

Ah, McKay’s. That place is absolutely amazing. If I ever win the lottery, I’d open my own franchise up here in Pittsburgh. The way their store is set up is awesome. The store looks like a warehouse, and I wouldn’t be surprised if it was one at one time. It had an upper level that looked down into the stacks below, and many area college students would buy and sell school books there. And you could get cookbooks on the cheap.

McKay’s is the inspiration for today’s blog post. Heck I’d even make a trip down to Pigeon Forge just so I could make the trek to McKay’s. Alas, Half Price Books is the main “chain” used book seller here in Pittsburgh, but, as usual, I digress. Here are my picks for February’s Spell the Month: the Cookbook Edition.

Family Favorites Cookbook

Rachel Farnsworth, also known as The Stay-at-Home Chef, has long been known by her fans and followers as someone who is relatable and down-to-earth, but her recipes are what really make people fans. The Stay-at-Home Chef Family Favorites Cookbook is a complete cookbook that includes all of Rachel’s family and fan favorites. Featuring traditional favorites like smothered pork chops and baked meatloaf as well as less-traditional favorites like lasagna-stuffed chicken and brown butter garlic angel hair pasta, this complete cookbook will cover every meal for every occasion — from breakfast to dinner and everything in between. With recipes for main dishes along with salads, sides, breads, soups and stews, as well as cakes, cookies, and other sweet treats, current fans and new followers alike will find everything they expect from one of YouTube’s most popular home cooks.

[smitten kitchen] Every Day triumphant & unfussy new favorites

A happy discovery in the kitchen has the ability to completely change the course of your day. Whether we’re cooking for ourselves, for a date night in, for a Sunday supper with friends, or for family on a busy weeknight, we all want recipes that are unfussy to make with triumphant results.

Deb Perelman, award-winning blogger, thinks that cooking should be an escape from drudgery. Smitten Kitchen Every Day: Triumphant and Unfussy New Favorites presents more than one hundred impossible-to-resist recipes—almost all of them brand-new, plus a few favorites from her website—that will make you want to stop what you’re doing right now and cook. These are real recipes for real people—people with busy lives who don’t want to sacrifice flavor or quality to eat meals they’re really excited about.

You’ll want to put these recipes in your Forever Files: Sticky Toffee Waffles (sticky toffee pudding you can eat for breakfast), Everything Drop Biscuits with Cream Cheese, and Magical Two-Ingredient Oat Brittle (a happy accident). There’s a (hopelessly, unapologetically inauthentic) Kale Caesar with Broken Eggs and Crushed Croutons, a Mango Apple Ceviche with Sunflower Seeds, and a Grandma-Style Chicken Noodle Soup that fixes everything. You can make Leek, Feta, and Greens Spiral Pie, crunchy Brussels and Three Cheese Pasta Bake that tastes better with brussels sprouts than without, Beefsteak Skirt Steak Salad, and Bacony Baked Pintos with the Works (as in, giant bowls of beans that you can dip into like nachos).

And, of course, no meal is complete without cake (and cookies and pies and puddings): Chocolate Peanut Butter Icebox Cake (the icebox cake to end all icebox cakes), Pretzel Linzers with Salted Caramel, Strawberry Cloud Cookies, Bake Sale Winning-est Gooey Oat Bars, as well as the ultimate Party Cake Builder—four one-bowl cakes for all occasions with mix-and-match frostings (bonus: less time spent doing dishes means everybody wins).

Betty Crocker Cookbook: 13th Edition

For the past 100 years, Betty Crocker has helped generations of American home cooks, and this is the cookbook that they’ve come to trust. This 13th edition of the Betty Crocker Cookbook is radically refreshed and made with busy families in mind, with more than 375 exclusive, new, and on-trend recipes. Look for 5-ingredient, air fryer, multicooker, and slow cooker recipes throughout, plus ways to use up your on-hand ingredients, dependable cooking guides, and much, much more. For the health-conscious, you’ll find a new veggie-forward chapter, plus gluten-free and vegan recipes, with full nutritional info for all of the 1300+ recipes.

Perfect for makers of any cooking level, this foundational tome offers an introduction to basic kitchen tools and staples plus charts for cooking times and storage, measurement conversions, as well as inspirations to be creative in your cooking. It’s everything a home cook needs for confident cooking and baking at your fingertips, with chapters on appetizers and salads, cookies, cakes, and desserts, and all eating occasions in between. Now in a durable, lay-flat, book format, this comprehensive and indispensable book makes it possible to channel your inner Betty and share great food with those you love.

The Roasted Vegetable

In The Roasted Vegetable, Andrea Chesman shows how every vegetable imaginable can be oven-roasted to succulent perfection, and she offers a wide-ranging collection of 150 mouthwatering recipes to please even the fussiest eaters. With recipes from simply sensational sides like Mixed Roasted Mushrooms in a Soy Vinaigrette to satisfying main dishes like Baked Orzo with Roasted Fennel and Red Peppers, vegetable lovers and vegetable haters alike will find here tasty, tempting dishes that don’t require a lot of fuss.

The Unofficial FRIENDS Recipe Book

Sitting down to binge watch the iconic FRIENDS show? Are you and your friends obsessed with the show and can recall classic scenes word for word? With over 200 episodes, FRIENDS has given us some of TV’s iconic food moments. Have you always wanted to try out some of the classic FRIENDS dishes? The Moist maker? The Hallways cheesecake? You’re in luck! This recipe book compile some of the best of FRIENDS recipes in one handy reference book!

The Complete Air Fryer Cookbook

This Air Fryer Cook book contains simple and delicious air fryer recipes for unforgettable and mouthwatering experiences!

Eat healthier, lose weight, and save time with the amazing air fryer and get your favorite dinner ready without the extra calories. It’s that tasty and you can have your family and friends join for the crispy yet healthy food. This air fryer recipes cookbook is suitable for both beginner and experienced users of the air fryer and has a wide variety of basic air fryer recipes for any taste. There are a lot of air fryer recipes for beginners and advanced users inside this cooking book, including:

  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • Snacks and Appetizers
  • Meatless
  • Vegetables and Sides
  • Poultry and Meats
  • Lots of Seafood and Fish
  • Tasty Desserts

Easy Roasted Chicken Cookbook

Come take a journey with us into the delights of easy cooking. The point of this cookbook and all our cookbooks is to exemplify the effortless nature of cooking simply.

In this book we focus on Roast Chicken. The Easy Roasted Chicken Cookbook is a complete set of simple but very unique Roast Chicken recipes. You will find that even though the recipes are simple, the tastes are quite amazing.

Recipes include Baked Chicken with Italian Seasoning, Sweet Apricot Chicken Wine Roast, Nutty Chicken Curry Roast, Zesty Chicken Bake, Chicken Roast with Orange Sauce and many more!

100 Yummy Roasted Vegetable Recipes

For many people, side dishes play just a minor role in a meal. However, they’re good for your health as long as you pick the right side dishes. Since their ingredients are mostly fruits and veggies, they have fewer calories than main dishes do. Side dishes also help prevent many health problems, including cancers and heart disease. So let’s discover a huge of side-dish recipes in the book “100 Yummy Roasted Vegetable Recipes”.

You’ll find here a lot of side dish recipes for more pleasant meals because they usually add delicious flavors. Our side-dish recipes in the book “100 Yummy Roasted Vegetable Recipes” are guaranteed to delight.

And you know what? I want to own every single one of these! Happy reading and…happy cooking!

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