If you have been keeping up with our updates on Baby Maxey, you know that it has been a rough week for us. No baking took place this week, because we have needed some time to just reflect and absorb all of this. I do, however, want to share with you some new cookbooks that you need for summer! (I need them too, most of these are not one’s that I yet own, just that I’ve got on my wishlist!)
I used to be a go-to-pinterest-for-a-recipe girl, but lately I have been diving into my cookbooks more and more. I love grabbing a book off the shelf, and having it open on the couner while I’m cooking. My favorites are filled with detailed step-by-step pictures, and The Pioneer Woman is particularly good at this. For me, it just makes a recipe easier to follow. (My favorite is this cookbook– but I have another of hers on my wishlist!) Many of these are sequels of previous books that have been released, and I own a few of them. (We also LOVE Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams At Home– so her new book is sure to be fabulous!)
1. The Back In The Day Bakery Cookbook. Our friend Vicki owns this one, and while it doesn’t boast the most healthy recipes (bring on the heavy cream!) they certainly sound yummy. 2. The Pioneer Woman Cooks: A Year of Holidays. If its anything like the book I own, I need it. I’m convinced this woman can do no wrong in the kitchen- I have yet to try a recipe that doesn’t turn out fabulous. 3. Where There’s Smoke. We gifted this to my sister and her boyfriend for Christmas this year and I flipped through it before wrapping. Not only does it have awesome recipes for the grille, it also is filled with fun cocktails! (Not that I can enjoy those, but you can!) 4. Tupelo Honey Cafe,New Southern Flavors. If you didn’t know this, my husband is from South Carolina. He is always begging to fry up some chicken and for me to make him cornbread. (Im serious.) Some sophisticated Southern dishes? Yes, please. 5. Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream Desserts. First of all, Jeni’s is amazing. Her first book of ice cream recipes is incredible, so I would expect nothing less from this one!