My name is Lynn and I have a problem with cookbooks. Anyone that walks into my house and sees my bookshelf can tell that I have quite a cookbook collection.
My cookbook collection began with a few cookbooks before I was married and it has continued, and grown, for the last 17 years.
Many of my cookbooks have been gifts, others have come from used book sales ( I also have a book problem and love used book sales and stores, but that is a whole different post.) Some of my cookbooks have been bought new and some I have just picked up here and there over the years.
And the reality is that I use and love my cookbook collection.
When I am looking for something to make, or just need some inspiration, I turn to my cookbooks. I rarely follow a recipe, but cookbooks contain so many tips and ideas that I love to look through and read them.
In fact, I have read a good portion of my cookbooks from cover to cover. Yes, I know I am weird like that, but I read most of my cookbooks like books and I find it fun and relaxing to do that.
Last week I mentioned that I would be taking a break from Souper Monday until the fall, but what I waited to share is that I have a new series planned that I am really excited about.
Because I love to cook and share recipes and because I have such a large cookbook collection that covers a large range of foods and subjects, I decided to start cooking through my collection and share the recipes with you every Monday.
I plan to let you know what I love about each book and even some of what I don’t love about them. I will also share one recipe from each book and let you know how it turned out. And it will be a new book every week that I cook out of.
And not only that I will follow the recipes, at least I will try very, very, hard to. That is my goal and I hope to stick to it. I want you to really get an idea of what the cookbooks are like, so I will try my hardest to follow the recipe and directions.
The only time I plan to change the recipe is to make minor adaptions if needed for our food issues and allergies, but besides that I will cook straight from the book.
If we love the recipe I will let you know, but if I would change the recipe for next time, I will let you know know that as well.
My plan is to continue the series until I have shared one recipe from every cookbook I own. Well, okay so that might take a while……….so, I don’t really know how long it will continue, but at least through the summer and then we will see.
I have already started cooking and I am really excited about the first few recipes that I will be sharing.
One is a delicious dessert.
And the other one is a semi healthy, but very delicious vegetable side dish.
I am really excited about this new series and I hope you all are too! I can’t wait to start sharing.