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Cookbook Recommendations

5 Cookbooks for Rookie Cooks

We have all been there where we open a new cookbook we bought and realize it is way above our skill level. Do we return the cookbook or give it a shot? Well, it depends on how comfortable you are with risk. For rookie cooks I would recommend starting with a simpler cookbook that can utilize the skills you have while improving on them. As we know it can be disheartening to spend them to make a delicious meal and the recipe fails, it still happens to me sometimes. When you are a rookie cook this can be so discouraging, so I suggest you start with one of the 5 cookbooks for rookie cooks that I list below. They will all allow you to make simple flavorful meals. 

Photo of the cover of How-To Cookbook for Kids
1. How-To-Cookbook for Kids
You wouldn’t think that one of my favorite cookbooks for adults would be a kid’s cookbook but it is! The How-To-Cookbook for Kids has easy to follow very detailed instructions that are great for all rookie cooks. The recipes are delicious and quick to make. Click here to check out my full review of How-To-Cookbook for Kids cookbook.  
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2. WW Family Meals
Simple and tasty recipes make up the WW Family Meals cookbook. A cook of any level can make these recipes. One of my favorite recipes of all time is their Old Fashion Chicken Potpie, so delicious and easy to make. To read my full review of WW Family Meals click here
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3. Come On Over
I love cookbooks that provide great recipes for family life whether it is a simple family dinner or a large get together. Come On Over offers so many delicious recipes including the Jalapeno Popper Grilled Cheese. Click here to read my full review of Come On Over.
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4. The Pioneer Woman Cooks Dinnertime
One of my all-time favorite cookbooks is The Pioneer Woman Cooks Dinnertime. I can’t even count how many times I’ve made the chili recipe! The recipes in this cookbook offer a wide variety including a lot of freezer meals where a rookie cook can make one big meal and then freezer the leftover for other nights. This is great as you can than cook less but still have delicious meals. Click here to read my full review of The Pioneer Woman Cooks Dinnertime.
Picture of the cover of Half Baked Harvest Super Simple Cookbook
5. Half Baked Harvest Super Simple
Exploring new recipes can be daunting for any rookie cook, however, cookbooks like Half Baked Harvest Super Simple make that so much easier. The recipes offer comforting favorites along with recipes you might not think of trying. They are all tasty and the detailed instructions make the recipes a snap. Click here to read my full review of Half Baked Harvest Super Simple. 

Rookie cooks should know that there are so many cookbooks that you can try and make successful meals. I wouldn’t suggest starting with Mastering the Art of French Cooking by Julia Childs. Instead you should choose one of the 5 cookbooks for rookie cooks on the list above. Don’t forget to just try the recipes we all mess up sometimes and the more you cook the more you will learn. 

Are you still overwhelmed and unsure as a rookie cook which cookbook you should use? Leave me a message below on what type of food you love and want to make and I can give you a personalized recommendation. 

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