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In the everyday, workhorse category, we were impressed by "Keepers: Two Home Cooks Share Their Tried-and-True Weeknight Recipes and the Secrets to Happiness in the Kitchen" (Rodale, $26.99). Kathy Brennan and Caroline Campion are both professional food writers and former editors at Saveur magazine. They are also busy working moms with limited budgets, and they convey a tremendous quantity of hard-won knowledge in this approachable book. The 130 recipes are simple and appealing, but don't skip over the authors' sage advice on planning, shopping and organizing and cooking tips sprinkled throughout.(Credit: Newsday / John Paraskevas)

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Top 10 cookbooks of 2013

You don't think you could use one more recipe ... and then you are enraptured by a whole slew of them. That's the mark of a good cookbook. Here are favorites from this year's crop. --ERICA MARCUS, erica.marcus@newsday.com