A girl can't have too many cookbooks
I don't often buy a cookbook just for the illustrations, but I did the other day as I just loved the drawings. In our local shopping centre we have a bookstore that sells most books for $5 (a few are $10 or $15) and they have an excellent range of cookbooks. With my slight addiction to cookbooks (and books in general) I couldn't help myself and I have bought a few. But my favourite is the one below "With Heart and Soul" by Roxie Kelly and friends, illustrated by Shelly Reeves Smith. Fortunately, even the recipes are good - so I was thrilled with this $5 purchase.
|Its even got a special bookmark!|
However, this single purchase has lead me to buy (or request for Christmas) the rest of the Roxie Kelly cookbook series that have been illustrated by Shelly Reeves Smith and my 2013 calendar is also illustrated by Smith. So my $5 purchase did turn out to be a little more expensive but giving me hours of enjoyment with more to come.
|Isn't this pretty|
|I love the font in this cookbook - very homely!|
|Aren't the illustrations so pretty. I made this recipe and it was very nice:)|
Here are the other cookbooks I bought and have marked a number of recipes to make.
|I bought the Welsh cookbook for my husband as he is Welsh. The bread cookbook looks promising and I plan to make a few in coming weeks.|
|Made last nights lamb mince dish from this - very yummy. Lots of good photos in this one and easy to follow recipes.|
|My husband made the tomato, sadine and olive salad from this book, I gave it a miss as I don't like sardines or olives.|
At $5, I can see myself buying a few more that I probably don't need, but they are great to read in bed in the evening!! And I have bought a few for gifts.