Crisp fall evenings call for comfort food. We’ve found five great fall cookbooks that will make planning your fall meals deliciously fast and simple.
Quick Slow Cooking (Williams-Sonoma)
by Kim Laidlaw
This cookbook from Williams-Sonoma minimizes hands-on time while maximizing flavor in 120 main dish recipes for the slow cooker. Slow cooker recipes are a boon to the busy cook, but many call for long ingredient lists and complex preparation steps that just aren’t realistic for cooks on the go. In this new take on slow cooking, the recipes are developed with hectic schedules in mind, with streamlined ingredient lists and a minimum of recipe steps. Each recipe is a one-pot dish or a main course that can be easily augmented by a simple salad or side dish. In addition to the over 120 delicious recipes, there are tips for choosing a slow cooker, how to build flavor into your dishes, how to stock your freezer and fridge, and tips for busy cooks on how to get weeknight dinners on the table.
Cooking for Comfort
In Cooking for Comfort, Burros shares more than 100 recipes for comfort food. Some are classics, some are streamlined for modern tastes, some have a contemporary twist, and some are unabashedly indulgent. But all are stuff from which taste memories are made.Known for her ability to create deeply flavorful food and foolproof recipes, Burros shares mouthwatering recipes for dishes like classic Maryland Crab Cakes, Cream of Tomato Soup, the ultimate Toasted Cheese Sandwich, the Perfect BLT, Picnic Fried Chicken, Meat Loaf and Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes, and Great Roast Chicken. They will soothe your mood and satisfy any craving. To calm that sweet tooth, Burros has included more than forty recipes for delectable sweets. Among them are rich and creamy Michael’s Chocolate Pudding; no-fail Lemon Meringue Pie; luscious Coconut Cake; and Giant Peanut Butter Cookies with Chocolate Ganache, all of which will feed your soul as well as your stomach.
La Vie Rustic
James Beard Award winning author Georgeanne Brennan shares a lifetime of French farmhouse cooking—combining ingredients from forest, field, sea, and stream—in casual meals for friends and family. Following an approach to daily cooking that’s rooted firmly in the French tradition, Brennan crafts recipes driven by the seasons and the outdoors. Paired with lovely lifestyle photography, this inspiring cookbook weaves together her personal experience, stories, and tips about how to create a sustainable life—one that celebrates the relationship between the land and the table, and among food, family, and friends—no matter where you reside.
Sheet Pan Cookbook
Featuring healthy, flavorful, and complete meals assembled and cooked on a simple sheet pan, this cookbook offers great dinner solutions for busy cooks. Sheet Pan Cookbook features 50 recipes, each a complete meal, with a diverse range of ingredients and flavor combinations. This straightforward approach to cooking maximizes ease and flavor.
Paleo Comfort Foods
What if you could cook fantastic meals similar to the heartwarming comfort dishes your grandma used to make…and have them be good for you? In Paleo Comfort Foods, Charles and Julie Mayfield provide you with an arsenal of recipes that are healthy crowd-pleasers, sure to appeal to those following a paleo, primal, gluten-free, or “real-food” way of life—as well as those who have not yet started down such a path. Implementing paleo guidelines and principles in this book (no grains, no gluten, no legumes, no dairy), the Mayfields give you 100+ recipes and full color photos with entertaining stories throughout.