I've got a confession, I'm addicted to cookbooks, cooking magazines, recipes on Pinterest and I've recently started following a few cooking blogs. And I've got a shopping cart full of cookbooks. Yep, I think I've got an addiction.
See the folders on the top left of the picture? Those are filled with recipes I've cut out of my Cooking Light Magazine and other sources. (Speaking of Cooking Light, I get a bit giddy when a new issue arrives. I can't wait to dive into it!)
Now, if I were following all these recipes, it might be one thing. But mainly I read them like a book of fiction and then try to incorporate some of their ideas or tips into my cooking. Or, I try a recipe and tweak it as I go along.
I'd like to tell you that I've examined my cookbook shelf and have decided I have enough recipes housed there that I don't need any more. Alas, that would be a lie. One of my new cooking blogs mentioned that they have a new cookbook (Mennonite Girls Can Cook) and it is in my shopping cart, along with their old cookbook. (Mennonite Girls Can Cook, and their new Celebrations cookbooks.)
I could try to tell you that those were the last new cookbooks for a while, but instead, I'll say if you have any favorite cookbooks you think belong on my shelf...let me know! Some of my newer additions are the Lodge Cast Iron Cookbook, Griswold Cast Iron Cookbook, Artisan Breads in 5 Minutes a Day...
PS See the flour sifter on the right hand side of the shelf?? Watch for an upcoming blog on my kitchen gadget addictions! LOL