better homes and garder new cookbook

Discussion in 'Cookbook Reviews' started by Guest, Jun 30, 2010.

  1. Guest

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    just wonder what your thoughts are on Better Homes and Garden cookbook.......i have seen folks use this cookbook from way back...does it have good receipes, or...is this just a basic cookbook, and nothing more......

    i got the joy of cooking tonight for $9 off ebay...stole it
     
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  2. missyjean

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    I have this book and it's earlier editions.  It worked for me until I started getting more involved in cooking and flavors.  It is a good standby when you need to make something not too involved.

    When I started baking, I started with their quick breads. My husband loved them. However, after trying other recipes, I have found recipes I like a lot better.

    Still, I turned to this book the other night when I needed a quick cheese sauce for macaroni.  It didn't come out as well as the recipe I once made from Cook's Illustrated Best New Recipes
     
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  3. Guest

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    thanks for the great answer, gave a bit of insight to the [email protected] has been around for years, even my mom used it  a lot in her cooking days, and still does as far as i know....i was thinking your great comments, and i have sort of the same thoughts you have...iits good , basic and simple cook book,,that just gets the job done in a basic way...nothing fancy.

    i just bought joy of cooking off ebay...got it for $9....what are your thoughts on that book misseyjean?

    i had allways wished i was a chef, just never got to school....making great sauces and pastrys,,,,,,,breads...i am now making no knead  ciabatta bread by chef -

     No-Knead C No-Knead Ciabatta Breadiabatta BNo-Knead Ciabatta Breadread No-Knead Ciabatta BreadNo-Knead Ciabatta Bread

    John Mitzewich


    curious how its gonig to come out...about 20 hrs to make it
     
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  4. missyjean

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    John, everyone seems to like Joy. which version did you get? That is a great price!!

    Have you checked out any of the Cook's Illustrated books?  

    New Best Recipes is a book I enjoy using.  Everything I have made, with the exception of Apple Crisp, has come out good.  The recipes are rather involved, but, you enjoy cooking so you might like it.

     
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  5. Guest

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    missyjean

    thanks for the info....apple crisp sounds good.....might grab that one too........later