When I turned vegetarian, a friend gifted me a copy of How to Cook Everything Vegetarian by Mark Bittman.
I used it a fair amount, and nearly everything I made from it was delicious. Not all of it was easy, and most of it wasn’t quick, but it was tasty. Homemade pasta e fagioli? There’s no other way to eat it now.
Over time, I’ve more often cooked from recipes I found online. I love food blogs and have gotten about a bajillion recipes from them.
Just this past week, The Climbing Daddy was looking through another hardcover cookbook I have, Thug Kitchen. Another source of nearly-always amazing food. Not a book for those offended by salty language.
While I was going through folders on the computer, looking for a specific recipe that I haven’t made in ages (that I never did find; I’m more organized now), I saw a document: Bittman book favs.
I opened it up and saw recipes I still make regularly without the recipe (because I’ve done them enough) but also others that I’d forgotten about.
The Climbing Daddy picked out a couple from Thug Kitchen.
Between us, we planned all dinners for the week from those two cookbooks.
And they were all tasty.
So if you have a cookbook or two around the house somewhere, crack it open and see what you find. Not everything worth making is online.