I admit it, I have a problem.
I think the problem stems from my simple love of books. I’m a writer, an avid reader and well, I have an overwhelming number of books in my house that easily reaches in the tens of thousands – no, I’m actually serious. I’m not kidding. Books of every shape and size, books of every topic both fiction and non-fiction and then don’t even get me started on how many I have on my Kindle. I can’t put anymore on right now.
So the other day we moved some stuff around our living room and I had to move books from one shelf to two and make it look pretty because in the past year or so I’ve bought so many they have no place to go anywhere. It’s still not done, and it has a ways to go, but I noticed that I have a lot of cookbooks that I either A) have never even looked at or B) If I have looked at them, I haven’t actually used them to cook anything. This is not a good thing.
The biggest reason for this is because I cook everything from scratch and I love to create my own delicious food from my mind, and not so much from paper, that part is a good thing. But with that said, why am I holding onto all of these books and magazines if I am not going to do anything with them?
I’ve decided that after April’s A-Z Challenge, I am going to then create a challenge for myself to use a recipe out of every single cookbook I own. No rules, I can change it up, but it has to stem from the cookbook. And I pull a cookbook out, and I can’t find anything to make – that one goes in the garage sale pile. Cookbooks are taking over my life (well okay, so are writing related non-fiction books as well)
I wish these pictures showed even HALF of the cookbooks I have.
Do you find yourself collecting cookbooks and never using them?
Where do you find most of your recipes now? Pinterest? The Internet? Other Food Bloggers?
Tell me about it in the comments!