Some of the cookbooks that I can't live without.
How Easy Is That?
I love Ina and these are some of her best and yet, most simple recipes. I feel instantly more elegant just by flipping through this cookbook and I love the recipes I've tried.
Fresh Food Fast
If I was going to have my own cooking show, the title of this cookbook would be my food point of view. It serves as inspiration as much as it serves as a book of recipes.
Everyday Food: Great Food Fast
This is an incredible cookbook, especially for beginners. It's organized by season and provides a lot of good instruction on the basics - like making vinaigrettes, couscous, how to cook meat, baking a chicken, you get the point. My copy is dog eared to high heaven.
Hungry Girl 1-2-3
Hungry Girl takes healthy eating to a whole new level. Her recipes are easy but they've been hit or miss. But the ones that are hits have ended up being staples, so I think it's worth sharing. She also does a great daily email with helpful tips, low-cal versions of famous recipes and ingredient substitutions.