I love to cook. The first thing I do when I purchase a new cookbook is to go through the recipes and, using scraps of paper, bookmark the first ones I want to try. Sure, the cookbooks look a bit like a porcupine but the system worked.
But over time, my collection of books has grown to 2 double-stacked shelves of books. And the recipes are a little harder to find. I usually remember the author/collection. Sadly, this isn’t as helpful when you collect the collection over a series of 4-8 books.
To make matters worse, my daughter would like those recipes now that she’s in her own house. Um, yeah, sure. I’m like most cooks who kinda adapts recipes to suit my own tastes. Sometimes I make notes in the margins of the cook books, other times, I just wing it. Not exactly what my daughter wants.
Add in all those lovely recipes available online and there’s now printed recipes collecting in my kitchen cabinet.
All of which need to be sorted through to find those Christmas cookie recipes I talked about on Monday.
So this holiday season, I’m going to give myself the gift of typing the recipes on the computer and printing them out for collection in the 3 empty cookbooks I have for just that purpose.
Oh, and I’ll make a copy for my children as they move out:D
Until next time!