The Joy Of Cooking?
Let me just say this, I am not a great cook. I cook from my heart - but if that's the way you describe your skills you know you're bad! My 3 aunts got a big kick out of my lack of culinary knowledge during one of my early trips home after moving away to college. I remember sitting in the farmhouse and being the center of an unwanted laughter session. Shortly after getting back to Bozeman, I received "The Joy Of Cooking" from my librarian Aunt Donna. Inside was a simple note - "This will show you how to make most things".
I have packed this cookbook around for all of my college years and after, and never really opened the thing up until about a year ago. Since then my cooking life has changed. This book is awesome! It tells me all those secrets that no one ever mentioned to me the few times I did try and learn. Last night was a Herb & Garlic Chicken success story. A huge thank you to my Aunt Donna, sorry it took me 10 years to realize how great this gift really was! Love you!