I know what you mean I have lots of cookbooks collecting dust as well. Which is why I was just going to copy down a few recipes I liked. But ended up wanting every page, the recipes are from easy to find ingredients. Really simple too, with many of them just 3 to 4 ingredients. If the recipes aren't simple call for unusual things that I have to go find then really whats the point, IMO. Seems I always cook the same things, I want to make something different, something my family is gonna love. And I know what they tend to like so I have high hopes for these. We shall see. As far as healthy, hmmmm, they are not unhealthy, but you can always change a recipe and make it healthier. There are some nice recipes for things my son would in now way eat I am gonna try and see if he will. Like collard green stew. A way of cooking veggies so they will be enjoyed. You can also go to the Flower Mound library, they have a whole southern living cookbook section you could check out.
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