Ever since I mailed that damn Smitten Kitchen cookbook to Little A and had the chance to thumb through it on my visit I have been dying to have it for myself. And that is just one among a few others. I tried some homemade bread yesterday -- not sure how I like the recipe or how it turned out. It tastes really good -- it just didn't puff up like I wanted. Guess I need more practice. And Lord do I have to find someone to eat all these experiments besides myself! I could gain 5 pounds alone on that bread and I have a feeling the second loaf is going to turn into bread pudding by the weekend.
Here are a couple cook books I've been thinking of ordering. What do you like to use? Any favorites? Something I shouldn't be living without?
The Lee Brothers have a new one out -- The Lee Brothers Charleston Kitchen. And really I might need one of their other books, too?
I know I would probably really like this one as well.
I am also a big fan of Ina. Who doesn't like The Barefoot Contessa? I saw a recommendation from another blog saying that this one of her books was a good one. I feel like she legit does a lot of entertaining so I would trust her with some easy but elegant recipes. Maybe not for me to make, but I'd like to grab the book to see if I could.
Happy Monday everyone!
Love you. Mean it.
~the single gal~