This Cookbook Is in Its 16th Edition for a Good Reason

updated May 1, 2019
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The angle: Brand-new, updated edition of the classic Better Homes and Gardens cookbook.

Recipes for right now: Asiago-Artichoke Dip, Black Bean-Chipotle Burgers, Best Basic Challah, Overnight Breakfast Pie, Hot Cocoa Brownie Cake, Caramel Apples, Grape Jam, Upside-Down Pizza Casserole, Mojo Pork Fajitas

Who would enjoy this book? New cooks, cooks looking for a one-stop-shop kitchen resource guide.

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Quick Facts

Who wrote it: Better Homes and Gardens

Who published it: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Number of recipes: Over 1,200 (for reals)

Other highlights: This cookbook is in its 16th edition for a good reason: it’s delivers. This cookbook has all your classic recipes — think: Thanksgiving dinner —as well as plenty easy weeknight meals. It also has plenty of tips, ingredient spotlights, and reference guides to help you through just about anything that might come your way, culinarily-speaking.

What’s new? This edition adds sections on grilling, pasta-making, canning and pickling, and cocktails, along with a new running feature geared toward helping you customize recipes.

If you can only have one cookbook in your kitchen, this should definitely be a top contender.

Find the book at your local library, independent bookstore, or Amazon: Better Homes and Gardens New Cookbook by Better Homes and Gardens

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