I will admit it. I have a problem…a growing problem. I am addicted to cookbooks. I have so many cookbooks and I continue to accumulate them. Have I used them all? Nope, but I can’t bear to part with any of them. My latest acquisition is “The Well-Filled Tortilla” and recently I even borrowed a cookbook from a friend.
If it was just the cookbooks that would be enough of an issue but that is only the beginning. I have several baby food books as well and my baby has never even had a purée. I have a recipe box and 2 notebooks full of typed and handwritten recipes as well as recipes cut out from magazines. I have a folder in my email of recipes (as well as e-newsletter subscriptions with MORE recipes) and a Word doc on my PC of recipes.
I have a magazine subscription to “Food & Family” and on top of that a whole box filled with magazines I won’t get rid of because there just might be recipes in them I want to save. My iPhone has several recipe apps and I regularly read several food blogs. My PaperBackSwap account’s wish list contains mostly cookbooks.
You see! I told you I have a problem. And, yes, everything that is linked or pictured is something I own/read.
The craziest part is I don’t even normally use ANY of these!! So, I am making a promise to you, my blog readers. I WILL use one of my cookbooks at least once a week. I will even pledge to use a recipe from one each week, not even the same one. And I will return the cookbook I borrowed. Each week at the bottom of whatever blog I post that week, I will give you the cookbook and the recipe. Keep me accountable! No more letting my poor cookbooks sit loved but dusty and unused!
February 6th, 2010 at 1:47 pm
I love them, too. I don’t really read books – unless they are cookbooks. Nigella Lawson is my favorite. Her writing is so witty and original and I just love it. About to crack open her “How to Be a Domestic Goddess” and see if there’s something that catches my eye. I love to tackle impossibly difficult recipes when trapped inside on snow days (easily at 24″-26″ here and it’s still coming.)
March 7th, 2011 at 1:43 pm
It surprises me you aren’t a reader but I should have known that when you told me you like food blogs with lots of pictures…haha! :)
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