favorite cookbooks (and a veggie scrambler)

This is Part 24 of the “31 Days of Healthy Living” series.

I’m a little obsessed with cookbooks.


That might be an understatement.

My entire closet is packed full of them, one end to the other.  From Julia Child to Cooks Illustrated to Clean Food.  

(Actually, it might be borderline obsessive?!?)

So I thought it might be fun to share with you, some of my favorite cookbooks of all times.  The ones I turn to when I want something delicious the first time around.  The ones that I without a doubt, trust.

The Moosewood Cookbook might very well be one of the first cookbooks I started cooking with.  My aunt lent me her copy when she heard I was mostly into cooking vegetarian fare.  I bought a copy the next day.  It’s lovely.  I most enjoy the soups.

The Cooks Illustrated Light recipes have never let me down.


Sometimes the recipes can be a bit time intensive, but I’m okay with that as long as I know the end product will be worth the effort.  This is a wonderful cookbook to have for when company is coming and when you still want to prepare a lighter meal (lighter chicken parm, anyone?)

Better Homes and Garden is my go-to cookbook for when I want basic recipes.  Like granola.  Or sugar cookies.  Or breads.  Basic but essential!


I know we’re not supposed to play favorites, but.


Clean Food may just as well be.  The pages have more spots and stains than any other.  Ah, yes.  The true sign of a well loved, well used cookbook. 😉


I made a veggie scrambler tonight for dinner.

The combination is always different.  Always tasty.

First, the brussels sprouts went into the 425 oven for 20 minutes (just a drizzle of balsamic on top.)

And the ‘shrooms, onions and spinach did their thing in the frying pan (with a lil’ olive oil.)

When the spinach started wilting, the scrambled eggs hit the pan…

And everything sort of just finished at the same time.

I love it when that happens.

Veggie scramblers.

Always different.  Always tasty.

QUESTION: What are YOUR favorite cookbooks?