by Candice B., November 23, 2013 10:42 AM
I have a shelf full of cookbooks at home, and yet I almost invariably turn to this one when it's time to venture into the kitchen. It's small, it's spiral-bound (which makes it easy to use), and it is full of delicious recipes. The pot pie and the "chicken" fried steak are personal favorites, as well as the desserts. Plus, the author is from Portland.