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Home Cooking

On The Quest for the Perfect Cookbook

julieminevich | Jan 7, 201009:24 AM     15

Hi all,

One of my resolutions for a while has been to cook at home more - I am definitely a beginner and I think the fact that I only know a few recipes is what is hindering my progress.

I've been searching for cookbook that ideally offers recipes that are easy, quick, healthy, kosher, and "for one". I've come to realize that I also need a picture to accompany each recipe so that I can understand what it is I'm making and what it's supposed to look like at the end. :)

After quite a deal of searching, it's become apparently that if I am ever to fulfill my quest I certainly need to drop "kosher" and "for one" from my list of requirements. I've resigned myself to the fact that I'll just pick out the recipes that I can eat (no mixing of meat and diary, no pork, no shellfish) and will figure out a way to half the recipe.

Two cookbooks that I've found that I think might fit the bill are:
The Illustrated Quick Cook: Easy Entertaining, After-Work Recipes, Cheap Eats
Cooking Light Eat Smart Guides: 350-Calorie (Paperback)

I'm wondering if there are any others the knowledgeable community here could recommend for me?

Thanks in advance!

Julie

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