Top Ten Cookbooks You Should Own

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Top Ten Cookbooks You Should Own

If you have a cupboard full of cookbooks but nothing floats your boat – these are the recipe books you should have! All simple, easy to use staples cookbooks that will stand the test of time!

1. Once a Month Cookbook

Okay bit of self promotion – but seriously it is a great book that helps you to save money – in fact save you lots and lots of money.  Use your freezer to your advantage, buy in bulk and save time an arsenic hour! Love the section on ‘BALLS’.



2. The Australian Blue Ribbon Cookbook

All the gorgeous old style recipes we grew up with. Recipes are simple yet delicious.

Australian Blue CookBook

3. Australia’s Favourite Recipes

Another all time favourite cookbook, but with a modern spin.

Australia Favourite Recipes

4. Matt Preston’s 100 Best Recipes

This cravat loving chef from Masterchef has some really yummy recipes.  A bit schmancy yes, but if you are entertaining it’s a good pick.

Matt Preston Book

5. Like Grandma Used to Make

Again simple and cheap easy recipes for the day to day cook.

Like Grandma Used to Make

6. No Bake Baking: Easy Oven Free Cakes and Treats

I love no-bake cooking books, especially for the warmer months.  No bake recipes are really tricky to find, I really like this one.  Simple recipes.

No Bake Cooking


7. Meals in a Jar: Quick and Easy Just Add Water Homemade Recipes

This would make a terrific gift cookbook – meals in a jar are all the rage at the moment, they are super cute and a great way to make gifts frugal.

Meals in a Jar


8. Country Women’s Association: Classics

God love the Country Women’s Association.  I have all their books going all the way back, this is a collection of the best of the best.

Country Womens Classic

9. Baby and Toddler Meals

Robin Barker has a few really great books on Babies and Toddlers, her new cookbook has some simple, nutritious meals for the small person in your life.



10. Dinnertime!

Stuck for ideas on what to do for dinner?  But also want to donate to a good cause?  This is the book for you!




About Author

Jody Allen

Jody is the founder and essence of Stay at Home Mum. An insatiable appetite for reading from a very young age had Jody harbouring dreams of being a pu...Read Moreblished author since primary school. That deep-seeded need to write found its way to the public eye in 2011 with the launch of SAHM. Fast forward 4 years and a few thousand articles Jody has fulfilled her dream of being published in print. With the 2014 launch of Once a Month Cooking and 2015's Live Well on Less, thanks to Penguin Random House, Jody shows no signs of slowing down. The master of true native content, Jody lives and experiences first hand every word of advertorial she pens. Mum to two magnificent boys and wife to her beloved Brendan; Jody's voice is a sure fire winner when you need to talk to Mums. Read Less

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