I own an obscene number of cookbooks. Some were very pricey with beautiful, full-color photos that could easily be mistaken for a coffee-table book.
They fill three full shelves on the bookcase in my dining room, as well as two other shelves in my kitchen.
My favorite cookbooks, however, are your standard, everyday, spiral-bound cookbooks created by local churches or organizations trying to raise a few bucks. These books are loaded with great family recipes from local cooks.