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Love To Cook? Try These Cookbooks, or Give One as a Gift

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Many people love to cook, and the unique southwestern spices and flavors make the culinary adventure that much more exciting. Whether you are looking for a gift for a newcomer, or an addition to your own library, you'll find some great Southwestern recipes here.

Southwest Slow Cooking

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More than 100 Southwestern recipes that you can make in your slow cooker. Put the ingredients together, put them in your slow cooker, go to work, and come home to a healthy and economical meal for your entire family.

Southwest Lite

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Over 100 healthy recipes in a soft-cover, attractive cookbook. These recipes are great for everyday or company, they are easy to follow and most ingredients are easy to find.

Stories and Recipes From Bryan's Black Mountain Barbecue

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More than just a set of recipes, this book by and about Cave Creek, AZ Chef Bryan Dooley has appeal for both Arizona lovers and barbecue lovers. Weaved in between his recipes for spare ribs, Firebird Chicken and meat smoking tips you'll find a love story, presented in an artistic and humorous style. It's Chef Bryan's story of his family and a dream. Even if you don't own a smoker you'll find recipes here to try and enjoy, some simple and some a bit more complex (I wouldn't know where to begin to look for goat stock....). Want to try your hand at making Chef Bryan's Babecue Sauce or Spice Rub? He'll divulge most of the secrets, but you might as well just go to Bryan's Black Mountain Barbecue and pick some up.
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Best of the Best from Arizona Cookbook

Southwest Cookbook
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A spiral-bound paperback, this is a collection of over 400 of the best Southwestern recipes from other Arizona cookbooks.
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Fiesta Mexicali

Southwest Cookbook
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A soft cover Southwestern recipe book, the author starts by explaining the most common ingredients in Mexican cooking, provides many easy recipes for salsas, appetizers entrees and cocktails, and then finishes it off with decorating ideas for your fiesta. The simplicity of many of the recipes makes them attractive even for an afternoon of cooking with your kids.
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Seasonal Southwest Cooking

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A large, glossy book suitable for gift-giving or coffee table. This book with lovely photographs of both Southwestern food and Southwestern nature has 150 recipes, many of which are not overly complicated to prepare.

Healthy Southwestern Cooking

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A collection of 101 Southwestern recipes containing less fat, low salt and lots of flavor.
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Arizona Cook Book

Southwest Cookbook
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Spiral-bound soft cover, it includes Native American, Mexican and Southwestern recipes made from ingredients for which Arizona is famous.
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Southwest: The Beautiful Cookbook

Southwest Cookbook
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This is a large, hardcover book with glossy photos, suitable for a gift or a coffee table. There are 200 Southwestern recipes (not necessarily for everyday cooking) in this cookbook, accompanied by great photos and essays.
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Jane Butel's Southwestern Grill

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Not necessarily a book for the beginner, this author of several cookbooks combines great photos with humor and some unusual Southwestern recipes for people that love that southwest flavor and also love to use their grill.
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Kokopelli's Cookbook : Authentic Recipes of the Southwest

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The authors operate an archaeological site in Arizona. These are unique and wonderful Southwestern recipes, inspired by their own garden of native plants. They even did all the illustrations!
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