Friday, August 08, 2008

Vegging Out

This is the veggie face we submitted to The Great Big Vegetable Challenge's photo contest.

I'm taking a brief break from packing to wish you all a wonderful week. I will be back here next Sunday or Monday after lazing by the lake in New Hampshire.

While I'm gone, how about you tell me what your can't-live-without cookbook is and why? Share recipes, too, if you want! Go crazy!


  1. My favorite cookbook is a fundraising cookbook put out by a nursing home. It's the kind where some recipes call for "oleo" instead of margarine. Several of my most-used recipes come from there: the cran-rasp jello salad we have at Christmas and Thanksgiving, two muffin recipes, etc.

  2. I have two go-to cookbooks and they're both of the community variety: one from my parents' church and the other from my mom's sorority. I also get the Taste of Home magazine, which I reference mostly for potluck dishes, but will leaf through frequently when I need inspiration.

    Have a great vacation!

  3. I'm not a huge cookbook person. ButI've been using online recipe sites more often. One that has been great for me in recent years is Theresa Kingma's Dairy-Free, Egg-Free Kid Pleasing Recipes. There is a great substitute for creamy noodles. The kids won't eat it and hubby and I really like it. :)

    Enjoy your trip.

  4. Have a great holiday.
    Thanks for the face - its brilliant!!
    oh and my fave cookbook?
    Anything by Elizabeth David

  5. That's an awesome veggie photo! My latest cookbook crush is Veganomicon. Enjoy your vacation!

  6. Have a fun vacation!

    I hate to admit, but I use a Rachel Ray cookbook most often. Anything I can make quickly is a favorite (even though it often takes me longer than her 30 minutes!).

  7. Well, this is embarrassing, but the one I refer to most is Fanny Farmer, for all that basic info I can't seem to keep in my head. Old-fashioned, eh?

  8. Have a wonderful vacation!

    When you come back check out gluten-free month over at - my SIL is a recipe developer and she is going to share her best gluten-free recipes all month. If you know of anyone who might be interested please spread the word.



  9. I'll have to look up Veganomicon and Elizabeth David.

    Jennifer--I LOVE Fannie Farmer!

  10. I have a Ronald McDonald House Charity cookbook that I love. It has a lot of sections, full of tons of variety.

    The best part? The covers have a seam horizontally across the center of the book to fold out and stand the book up all by itself when it's open on your counter.