I just have to write a quick note to let you know that one of my most favorite cookbooks is on sale right now for $2.99 (the Kindle edition, but you can download a free program that lets your read Kindle books on your PC).
This cookbook is one of the 5 that gets to make its home in my pantry instead of on the bookshelf in the back room. It’s that good. Jessica’s recipes are the kind that you read them and say, “Oh, yum! Oh, I have all those things! Oh, let’s have that for supper tonight!” She comes up with great flavor combinations that you might not have thought of and uses standard cuts of meat (no leg of lamb or duck thighs). There are few processed ingredients (almost all the recipes call for staples like flour, rice, spices, vinegars, and other one-ingredient items).
All of the recipes are freezable, and I’ve frozen many of them with good success (stuffed shells, lawnmower taco, and lots of meats in marinades, for starters). The freezing/reheating instructions are simple and accurate. Many combine frozen components with a few quickly chopped fresh veggies or grated cheese, so you get the best of both worlds–convenience and fresh taste.
Anyway, enough gushing. :) This cookbook just pretty much lines up with exactly how I cook, so I use it all the time. You can check out Jessica’s blogs at Life as Mom and Good Cheap Eats if you want to see samples of her recipes.
(I do get a teeny percentage of the sale if you buy from my link. That is not why I’m recommending this book. It’s just a great resource. :) )