Those who know me, know that I have an obscene relationship with cookbooks. Other people read psychological thrillers, romance, I dunno, memoir. Ahem. Me, self-help and cookbooks greet me bedside each time I roll over to switch on the nightlight. Though in truth, I switch on nothing. I’m all up in Alexa’s business, telling her to “Turn on Stephanie,” my shorthand lingo to get Alexa to turn on only the light above my bed, leaving the rest of the room dark. We’re just going to ignore what all of that says about me and jump straight into the goods.
Here are the book releases to which I’m most looking forward in the coming days:
Made in 30 minutes or less, with 10 or fewer ingredients, in a single pot. Do I really need to add anything?
Oh, Melissa Clark, you have the best cookbooks.
Cook Like A Pro Beloved Ina.
Everyday Dorie The Way I Cook
Don’t feel like waiting?
Here’s a great book in my collection that was released this past September:
Now & Again Go-To Recipes, Inspired Menus + Endless Ideas for Reinventing Leftovers
I LOVE Now & Again! I love the way it’s arranged–seasonally and also by occasion (hi, Chili nachos) and mood and all the really thoughtful ideas and suggestions about what to bring to someone’s home when they invite you for dinner (like a good bottle of olive oil in lieu of wine, or granola and freshly squeezed O.J. for the hosts to enjoy the following morning). Love this book!
If you’re anything like me, you own an InstantPot. You bought it because everyone said you had to have one. And now you have one, but you don’t use it except for maybe making the same 3 recipes you’ve already made ad nauseam. I am blessed with a man who can follow direction. God love him, Phil asks me what he can make for dinner. Until we owned an InstantPot, this request was code for, “What can I grill you for dinner?–and if you make me follow a recipe, never mind.” But now, with the InstantPot, I send the man in the direction of a recipe, and he makes that shit happen. We’re not baking cheesecakes in here yet, but we’re working on it.
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