I love cookbooks! That's probably even an understatement. Let's just put it this way, I have no room for any more cookbooks - I don't really have room for the one's I have. I really love reading cookbooks. I'd choose a cookbook over a novel most any day. Before I had two kids, I used to watch TV in the evenings, and read cookbooks at the same time. (Now, I just sleep on the couch with the TV on...)
A few years back, I came across a problem; I remembered seeing a recipe for a certain something I wanted to try, but couldn't remember which cookbook it was in. So, I had to search through dozens of cookbooks to find the recipe. I then came up with a solution. I started reading cookbooks with a pen and paper on hand. If I found a recipe I wanted to try, I would write down the title of the recipe and what page it could be found on. That piece of paper, with a list of recipes I wanted to try from that cookbook, was then put in the front page of the cookbook. (Really, I should tape it inside the cover - putting that on my to-do list.) Problem solved! Now, if I'm looking for something to cook, I can just browse my written lists inside the cookbooks.
I've found it really helpful. Do you have a system you use with your cook books?
Tomorrow, I'll post how I organize my recipes.
I know, you can't wait...
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