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Spice up your kitchen with these selections from the extensive cookbook collection on the First Floor.


How to Cook Everything. The Basics: All You Need to Make Great Food
TX714.B57316 2012

If you are a beginning cook and are only going to buy one cookbook, this is the one. Over 1,000 full color photos take you step-by-step through the very basics ("Cracking an Egg") to the slightly more complex ("Crimping the Pie Shut"). There are also indispensable guides to vegetables and the basics of cooking any grain. Mark Bittman will start you with the basic building blocks and show you how to use those to techniques to create a meal.


My Pizza: The Easy No-Knead Way to Make Spectacular Pizza at Home
TX770.P58 L34 2012

Think you can't make great pizza at home? This book will prove you wrong. Jim Lahey shares his technique for the 5-minute, no-knead pizza crust that will produce beautiful - and yummy - results in any home oven. These pies are a little unexpected, such as potato and leek, or red pepper puree, ground lamb and pecorino. Lahey also includes recipes for side-dishes and desserts to round out your pizza-at-home experience.


Serious Eats: A Comprehensive Guide to Making & Eating Delicious Food Wherever You Are
qTX907.2.L48 2011

This is a compilation from the blog Serious Eats. Not only will you get a recipe for how to make the best version of some classic American dishes, but you'll also learn where to find the best place to eat it out.


Cake Simple: Recipes for Bundt-Style Cakes from Classic Dark Chocolate to Luscious Lemon Basil
TX771.M314826 2011

Everyone loves a bundt cake. They look beautiful, they travel well. What's not to like? This is a collection of 50 recipes for the beloved, go-anywhere cake.


Simple Asian Meals: Irresistibly Satisfying and Healthy Dishes for the Busy Cook
TX724.5.A1 S539 2012

Most of the recipes in this pan-Asian instruction manual only require one pot and they use just those ingredients commonly found in your neighborhood supermarket. Nina Simonds tries to keep it simple, but authentic, for the home cook, and highlights the health benefits of each dish.


Cupcakes, Cookies & Pie, Oh, My!
TX771.T315 2012

Stunningly crafty and oh-so-cute creations for whenever a plain cupcake or cookie just won't do. But don't be intimidated. All of the items necessary to make these eye-popping desserts can be found in either the grocery or corner convenience store.


Kid Approved Cookbook
TX652.K434575 2012x

The editors of Taste of Home magazine provide hundreds of kid-friendly recipes to not only get your children to eat, but make your family mealtimes more enjoyable. This book offers a perfect way to spend more time with your kids, cook with them!

The Ultimate Casseroles Book: More than 400 Heartwarming Dishes - from Dips to Desserts
TX693.U485 2011

Just like the title says, this is the ultimate guide to one-dish meals. The classic and modern, homey and fancy are all in here.