Finding Great Cookbooks to Help the Home Chef

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 Cooking starts with having the right tools for the right job. Great cookbooks are one of those tools. Whether you’re just starting out or an experienced cook, coming up with new ideas to make can be a challenge.

 I enjoy the cookbooks that are focused around the food I enjoy and have simple and fun recipes. Pasta, Italian, German and those quick recipe books are a few of my favorites.

 After trying new recipes, I sometimes alter the recipe to make it my own. As an example, one of my favorite recipes is Creamy Chicken and Rigatoni. The recipe includes heavy cream, diced tomatoes and red peppers. After making it a few times, I now puree the diced tomatoes with some roasted red peppers and heavy creamy. Now it’s better than it looks.

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 There are many great cookbooks to choose from. You just need to find the ones that inspire you to try something different. Make cooking fun and not a chore.

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