Ok, so I have been finding it so hard to resist buying recipe books at the moment. I am not sure what it is about them but maybe it is the bright coloured pictures or new ideas that attract me into buying them. So in the end I settle on getting these three:
Jamie's Food Tube: The Family Cookbook - Both of these Jamies's Food Tube books were recommended to me by a really good friend of mine Zoe (check out her blog here) who told me that the recipes inside the books are made with basic ingredients so this sounded like the right recipe books for me. To be honest I seem to buy a lot of recipe books and never make half of the recipes out of them because they always require unusual ingredients that I have never heard of. In this recipe book it is filled with 50 everyday recipes created by Kerryann Dunlop which range from jam tarts, curry, meat balls to fish fingers.
Jamie's Food Tube: The Cake Book - this book also carries on the same theme from the other books but instead it's full of baking recipes. The book is broken up into the four seasons: Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter recipes. So there is something to bake from the book all year round.
500 Cookie recipes: An Irresistible Collection of Cookies, Biscuits, Bars, Brownies, Slices, Scones, Muffins, Cupcakes, Shortbreads, Flapjacks, Crackers, Candies and More - I really do love this book it is full of ideas to get you started on making a wide range of tasty snacks for you and the family. However the only downside to using this recipe book being in the UK is that the ingredient amounts are in cups but once converted the amounts it is not a problem to make the recipes.
I am thinking maybe I should invest in a baking recipe book by Mary Berry next, any recipes books out there that you find yourself loving?