If there’s one thing we do lots of in this house, it’s cooking.
Or should I say, if there’s one thing the husband likes doing lots of in this house, it’s cooking.
I like cooking as well, although where he does it for fun and because he enjoys it, I do it because I have to!
So one thing we’re definitely not short of in this house is cookbooks – we’ve got millions of the things.
Here are my top 5 Cookbooks:
Hairy Bikers Mum Knows Best
A great cookbook with lots of simple, classic recipes your Mum (and Grandma) used to make.
Netmums Feeding Kids Family Recipes
This one is definitely my favourite, and the one that I have used LOTS over the years.
Plenty of family recipes, from baby age to hungry older children ages. Lots to keep the adults happy as well, they’re really simple and easy to make.
Simple stuff even I can make, like tuna pasta bake and shepherds pie, to lunchbox fillings and menu planners.
It’s brilliant, and has been well thumbed over the past 5 years, it’s a wonder it hasn’t fallen to pieces by now.
(No Netmum’s aren’t paying me to say that, it really is a great book!) Although they’re more than welcome to if they want to.
Good Housekeeping Family Meals For a Fiver
This is an excellent book if you’re on a budget, or wanting simple, easy to make meals. Great for using store cupboard staples up.
Bake – by Rachel Allen
A great all rounder cookbook, with lots of nice baking recipes, from biscuits to pies. Yum.
As you can see, this is also another one that has been used lots. Just noticed a mark on her head. Whoops. What can I say, I’m a scruff.
Last, but not least:
Tana Ramsay’s Family Kitchen
The husband’s got all of Tana Ramsay’s famous spouse, Gordon Ramsay’s cookbooks, but I much prefer his wife Tana’s book – much more easy to follow and family orientated in my opinion!
So there you have it, my Top 5 cookbooks. If you like simple, easy to follow recipes (like I do, I can’t cope with long ingredient lists and lots of dithering about!) then these books are brilliant,
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