Here it is....another post from sunny Florida. We set out on the 16+ hour drive home tomorrow morning. Let's hope it goes as smoothly as the trip down. While I'm singing the fifth verse of "the wheels on the bus go 'round and 'round" and dispensing granola bars from the front seat to keep the kiddos happy, you can check out my cookbook selection.
These are my cookbooks and cooking magazines and recipe files. The files are full of recipes that I tear out of magazines or copy from a friend or print from the Internet. When I get a magazine, I tear out decorating ideas, party ideas, and all of the recipes that I want to try. I file these torn-out pages in labelled folders. Then, I get rid of the rest of the magazine after I read it. I've you are a regular reader you might have gathered that I'm not big on clutter. I keep all of my cookbooks, magazines, and files on a shelf above the stove. Interestingly, I've never ever purchased a cookbook. These are all gifts or hand-me-downs. Most of them from my wedding showers. So, I've been cooking out of the same books for 6 or more years. It's getting a little boring. I'm ready for some fresh inspiration.
Here is where I keep my favorite recipes. It's a little recipe notebook that I picked up at a Kroger a few years back. I know there are all kinds of wonderful computer recipe programs out there, but there's something about having all of my most favorite recipes, written in my handwriting, in a handy notebook. For me, it's kind of like keeping a diary. If there was a fire and I could only grab five things on the way out (beyond my family, of course) this would be one of them. My recipes. Love them.
You can see, it's not the most organized notebook. Here are some new favorites that I need to copy into my notebook. They hang out behind the front and back covers.
Here's a question: What are your favorite cookbooks? What's a "must have" cookbook? I may just consider purchasing one for my very own. It's time.
Also, how do you keep your recipes? Filed on your PC? On cards in a box? Please, feel free to share!