Top Ten Tuesday: Freebie!

Top Ten Tuesday 2

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the lovely folks over at The Broke And The Bookish.  Every week, bloggers from all over share their own top ten list based on the topic of the week.  You can find all Top Ten Tuesdays here.

Top Ten Favorite Cookbooks/Crochet Books

This week is a freebie, which means we get to pick our own topic for the week.  Cooking and crocheting are two of my favorite non-reading hobbies, and I thought it would be fun to share some of my favorite cookbooks and crochet books!

  1. Crochet Boutique by Rachel Oglesby.  I love how simple and cute all of the patterns are!  There’s this one beret that I made, and I actually want to make a few more in all kinds of colors.  And everything is really simple and great for all crocheters, but especially beginners.
  2. 365 Slow Cooker Suppers by Stephanie O’Dea.  I love my crockpot so much…to the point that I have two of them.  I really do use it that much, and I love a lot of the recipes in the book!  Plus, I love that there are so many things I’d never think of making in the crockpot (like fish!  and tofu!)
  3. The Joy The Baker Cookbook.  I love that all of the recipes are brand new, and not pulled from her blog. Most everything I’ve made has turned out amazing- I cannot get the bourbon banana bread cooked all the way through, no matter how hard I try, but it’s still good (well, the ends are good at any rate).  And the brown butter chocolate chip cookies are my go-to chocolate chip cookie recipe.  At work, anytime we have a potluck, I am not allowed to bring anything else.
  4. The Family Cooks by Laurie David.  Everything I’ve made so far has been really simple and I feel like everything is healthy without feeling like it’s healthy.
  5. Creepy Cute Crochet by Christen Hayden.  I totally admit that I actually haven’t made anything from this book, but I love that it’s amigurumi (a Japanese-style of crochet that usually involves making really cute animals and creatures) and an odd assortment of creatures like the Grim Reaper and a vampire.
  6. Around The Corner: Crochet Borders by Edie Eckman.  So, I don’t own this one, but I did borrow a copy from a friend recently for a crochet project, and it’s a cool book because of the sheer number of borders in it.
  7. The Pioneer Women Cooks: Food From My Frontier by Ree Drummond.  The couple of things I’ve made were good, but I love that it’s a step-by-step guide, complete with photos.  I can see that being slightly annoying after a while, but I actually really like it in book form.  Which is weird, because I’m not a fan of it on blogs.
  8. Fat Witch Brownies by Patricia Helding.  It’s an entire book devoted to bar desserts.  I never would have guessed that there were so many ways to make bar desserts.
  9. Every single Rachael Ray cookbook I own.  She is definitely an auto-buy author for me, and I don’t even bother to flip through her cookbooks before buying them at this point.  I really like her Veggie Meals cookbook and her Big Orange Book.
  10. Crochet One Skein Wonders by Judith Durant.  I love that everything in this book is one skein- although there seems to be a vague definition of that sometimes, because one of the patterns calls for a one pound skein of yarn.  (Side Note: these do exist because I have a couple of them sitting in a storage basket at this very moment).  There’s a variety of patterns, and I like that it’s organized by yarn weight, which is great for when you’re trying to use some of your really large yarn stash.  (Which is basically so I can buy more yarn, but that’s another story).

 

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