I have always loved cookbooks.
I still have my very first cookbook:
...given to me when I was 12....
(I know you are doing the math!!)
...it had photos and clear directions. This was one of my favorite side dishes to make:
(You can buy the 2003 version HERE)
There are two things that attracts me to cookbooks - the photos or the art work!
The art work is what attracted me to Susan Branch's books:
(You can buy some HERE)
And the art work is what attracted me to these cookbooks:
(You can buy it HERE)
Keeping Good Company
(you can buy it hereHERE)
Shelly Reeves Smith is the illustrator for these two cookbooks, as well as greeting cards. Sadly, she has not written in her blog in a few years. You can read about her HERE
The art work is colorful....
...soft and pretty....
...with a touch of whimsy...
...and so inviting!
The books also have a few cute stories and entertaining ideas!
The recipes are also delicious and these are my two favorites...
...especially this one:
I just love banana bread, especially with chocolate chips!
I used to have so many cookbooks, but I got rid of many of them. My Pinterest file is now filled with my favorites as well as recipes to try.
Do you have any favorite cookbooks?