~Favorite COOKBOOKS~ out there! Always looking for something new or old? ~Favorite COOKBOOKS~ out there! Always looking for something new or old? I never saw my Grandma use even a receipe much less a cookbook -but- she canned everything and anything, worked off/on as a cook and in the meat department at a local store for a few years. Best cook ever! BUT my wife and I like to collect cookbooks. You can find some deals at flea markets or better yet the best, "Grandmas Cookbooks" at those churches and fairs. Pies, cookies, whole meals, ummmm!! Still we find our top 3 most handy for everyday use: 1. Better Homes & Gardens - our old one is 30+ years old yellowing pages but my favorite. However the new one has pictures, great for new young cooks, shows pictures of where cuts of meat come from, how to prepare food, etc, great gift too for young couples starting out. 2. Good Housekeeping, the full size book, almost as good as #1. 3. The New York Times Cookbook, yes NY! I got it for $1, it has everyday plus some more exotic dishes. Plus we have casserolle books, desserts, a whole bunch! You'll never learn if you don't try, just dive in and cook.