Have you ever had your family look at you at dinner and say, "this again?"
Whether you heard it or you just knew that's what they were thinking, we've all been there. Sometimes you just need a little inspiration to get you out of your rut. Here are some great cookbooks to check out, guaranteed to expand your horizons and keep your family healthy and happy. Each one features recipes that are tested and approved by my own family.
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This book is a go-to in our house. I saw this woman making bread on TV and immediately sought out her cookbook. It's filled with simple, family-friendly meals that have great flavors. Author Liz Edmunds breaks the recipes down by category, with a different category, or theme, for each night of the week. Thanks to this book, my nephews have a standing request that I bring crescent rolls to any and all family dinners. Yeah, they're that good. I don't think there's anything in this book that we tried and didn't like.
After testing out multiple recipes from the Six Sisters blog, I put this one on my Christmas list. After I got it, we put several recipes into our rotation. Their honey lime chicken enchiladas and Korean beef are two of our favorites. Check out the blog, but do your printer a favor and just grab this cookbook, because you'll find that you're printing out recipe after recipe.
If you want simple dishes that taste good, pick this one up. It's available on Kindle, or you can opt for the paperback version. These aren't anything fancy, but they fit the bill. Kids and adults alike love the garlic rolls in this book.
- The $5 Dinner Mom Cookbook: 200 Recipes for Quick, Delicious, and Nourishing Meals That Are Easy on the Budget and a Snap to Prepare
This is another "saw it on a blog and wanted more" purchase. Great ideas for dinners that are healthy and taste great - and they won't break your budget. Each recipe was tested on Erin Chase's own family before she wrote the book.
If you want to save time and stress on weeknights, this cookbook should be in your house. You know those stores where you go in and assemble multiple dishes with their prepared ingredients, then label your freezer containers and take them home to make later? That's these folks. Cookbooks that include assembly, thawing and cooking instructions will save you a ton of time at the end of the workday or after lots of running around from kids' activities. It's nice knowing that there's either something cooking in the slow cooker or something already thawed in your fridge, waiting to go into the oven or skillet once you walk in the door.
These five cookbooks should get you going. Just one of them will give you lots of new dinner ideas!