the cook(book)ing school: One World, One Pot

One Pot by Weight Watchers

When it comes to Weight Watchers cookbooks, One Pot is probably the best so far. It’s colorful and chock full of multicultural recipes that will satisfy various taste buds. And the thing I love the most about this book is that the chapters are divided by the type of cooking device: bowl, skillet, wok, saucepan, dutch oven, roasting pan, casserole dish, slow cooker, grill, baking pan, and more. Now, while I only have a few of these cooking tools, this cookbook makes me want to run out and get one of each so that I can try all of the recipes, I’m especially itching to get me a dutch oven. One Pot is an excellent choice to add to your cookbook collection.

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the cook(book)ing school: no more taco bell!

300 best taco recipes by Kelley Cleary Coffeen

You can official cease and desist with all trips to Taco Bell. This cookbook is a taco lovers dream and probably much healthier.  One of my favorite recipes is a fish tacos recipe with a delicious jalepeno, mayonnaise, sour cream sauce that can be used with other foods besides the tacos. These recipes are also great for moms looking for healthy taco variations for your kids. A great addition to the cookbook shelf.

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the cook(book)ing school: casseroles, chilis, and stews, oh my!

the big book of slow cooker, casseroles, and more by Betty Crocker

What a great cookbook if you love comfort food and love to make “all-in-one” foods. And I love the layout of this book because the recipes are laid out on each page, large print, colorful, with each list of recipe ingredients, that are not too complicated, but easily accessible. This is a great cookbook for the single girl who needs to get some simple, yet hearty recipes under her belt.










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the cook(book)ing school: meat free mondays

The Meat Free Monday Cookbook by Annie Riggs

I love this cookbook, with a foreword by celebrities Paul and Stella McCartney, along with the accompanying website,,   It’s all about encouraging us to take account of our meat consumption as well as to pay more attention to the environment and climate around us. And, since I’m trying to incorporate more fun vegetarian based dishes into my meal plan (especially dinner), I thought this was the perfect companion for me. And I also like that the meal plans for a truly Meat-Free-Monday are all laid out from breakfast, lunch, and dinner.  The only thing I don’t like about the book is that some of the ingredients may be inaccessible or just that realistically, I’m not going to find them (just being honest). But I do like that it offers to many creative ways to think about how we can easily prepare our food and be okay without eating meat with every meal.

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the cook(book)ing school: the good cook, greatest book club EVER!

So recently,  I’ve become a cookbook nerd (as evidenced from my creation of a whole blog devoted to cookbook reviews) and I joined The Good Cook ( book club! OMG! You would have thought I had died and gone to heaven! Nothing but cookbooks, cookbooks, and more cookbooks (all to help feed my latest obsession – I probably really need to talk to someone about this, LOL).  The Good Cook is a “book-of-the-month” club that sends monthly catalogs for you to peruse and choose from cookbooks by your favorite celebrity chefs to your favorite regional faire and ethnic cuisine.  Here is a list of my first books from The Good Cook (I will review them all later):


One Pot by Weight Watchers 












The Big Book of Slow Cooker, Casseroles, and More by Betty Crocker













300 Best Taco Recipes by Kelly Cleary Coffeen












The Meat Free Monday Cookbook by Annie Rigg with forward by Paul and Stella McCartney