As much as I despise being cold, I love food. And this week is all about the food.

By now, you're probably dusting off the old recipes, as well as finding new foods to enjoy Thursday evening and well into the weekend -- or however long it takes your family to go through the cranberry sauce and mashed potatoes.

Oh, and the turkey. Man, I love turkey.

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I asked our friends on Twitter what their favorite cookbooks are, and they weren't shy with their responses.

"I love America's Test Kitchen Family Favorites cookbook," paintedbooklady said. "Also anything by Mark Bittman and Vegetarian Family by Nava Atlas." Read Streeter Mary agreed, giving Bittman's How to Cook Everything a plug.

Tracy Gossen, also known as SagesseInc, suggested "just about anything by Cooks Illustrated (have to love the peeps that make 50 pies to get it perfect) or Ina Garten (always yum). [But] stay away from anything Martha Stewart, I swear they don't test their recipes first. Also, Gourmet from Ruth Reichl is a must have."

My friend Sam loves Nigella Lawson's Feast and Jamie Oliver's Cooking with Jamie. And Rachel from Atomic Books suggests "Pie Every Day, Working Stiff's Cookbook, Tao of Cooking [and] all the Donna Hay stuff."

So what are your go-to cookbooks that ensure the kids come to the table?

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