The temperatures and humidity are starting to drop and the air no longer feels quite like it's pressing down on you here and I'm finding my interest in cooking is starting to wake up. I'm pretty sure it hibernates once the weather gets above 95. Cooking dinner every night becomes a chore and I find myself dragging into the kitchen with little enthusiasm and no real urge to try anything new. But all of a sudden I find myself really wanting to make bread and to finally tackle making candy so I'm guessing the cooking slump is over! Perfect timing too as there are SO many great cookbooks that have come out recently or are coming out in the near future.
If I was to go on a cookbook shopping spree here are the first ten I would grab:
2. The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Dinnertime: Comfort Classics, Freezer Food, and Other Delicious Ways to Solve Dinner by Ree Drummond - I always love Ree's recipes and while not all of them are amazing they're all good, reliable and relatively straight forward.
3. The Chef Next Door: A Pro Chef's Recipes for Fun Fearless Home Cooking by Amanda Frietag - I've seen Amanda in tons of cooking competitions both as a competitor and a judge and I always like seeing her. She just seems like someone you'd want to be friends with and I really want to try some of her recipes.
5. Michael Symon's 5 in 5 for Every Season: 165 Quick Dishes, Sides, Holiday Dishes and More by Michael Symon 6- I have the original 5 in 5 and love it so I'm excited to see what new quick and fresh meal ideas Michael has come up with.
6. Farmhouse Rules: Simple Seasonal Meals for the Whole Family by Nancy Fuller - I don't know too much about Nancy. I've seen her show a time or two and I've seen her on other shows and always enjoy what she has to say.
7. Simply Nigella: Feel Good Food by Nigella Lawson - I love the feel of Nigella's books and her attitudes on food. Everything's relatively simple but a little different without being TOO different.
8. Duff Bakes: Think and Bake Like a Pro at Home by Duff Goldman - I loved Ace of Cakes and Duff always cracks me up. I've tried a few of his mixes and have always gotten good results but I'd love to try his food from scratch.
9. Sweets and Treats with Six Sisters Stuff: 100+ Desserts, Gift Ideas, and Traditions for the Whole Family by Six Sisters Stuff - This is one of my absolute favorite food blogs and I'd love to have some of their recipes in book form.
10. Sally's Candy Addictions: Tasty Truffles, Fudge and Treats for you Sweet Tooth Fix by Sally McKenney - This is another one of my favorite food blogs though I've never tried her candy recipes. My goal is to get over my fear of the candy thermometer in time for Christmas treats and this book looks like a good way to start!
So what cookbooks are on your wishlist this fall?
I'm linking up with Weekend Cooking hosted by Beth Fish Reads