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Friday, March 9, 2012

Cookbooks or Lookbooks


 
Have I ever mentioned that I collect Cookbooks?  Well, I do.  I have one entire seven foot bookshelf full of them.  There are books by Rachel Ray, Taste of Home, Better Homes, Betty Crocker.  Also, spiral-bound friendship cookbooks, Diabetic How-To's, Slow Cooker Meals, Dessert and Red Hatter recipes, & Vegetarian collections.


 
That's quite an assortment, you say.  Yes indeedy...it sure is.  She must be quite the cook you say.  Not so much, says me.  I have a secret.  I rarely even use the cookbooks.  Yeahhhhh...I like to look through them, and place them back on their shelf and admire my collection.  I'm really a lazy cook...choosing to fix quick meals from the freezer.  Fortunately for me, HB (HoneyBunny) does not mind. 


 
I dream of being a world-class cook, but in real life, I have to admit I didn't like my kitchen much, so  I didn't want to spend time in it.  Besides, HB often helps, and our galley kitchen is a one (you-should-pardon-the-expression) butt kitchen!  One of us ends up grumpy and it is usually me, so I avoid spending the time it takes to create a luscious meal from scratch.

Maybe once our kitchen remodel is completed I will change my mind.  I'd like to think I will fall in love with my new kitchen and want to live there forevermore!  A girl can dream, can't she?

What's your kitchen secret?


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13 comments:

  1. LOOKBOOKS ~ I love that. That would definitely be me, too.

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    1. Ha! Two birds of a feather..or our "goose" has been cooked! It's good to know I am not alone!
      Hugs, GraceinAZ

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  2. I love cookbooks, too! I have cookbooks AND lookbooks! I do like to cook though and so many of my own books have seen good use. Maybe when your kitchen is done you will find a whole new career! Happy Friday- xo Diana

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    1. Diana - Oh, Kindred Spirits! And, as for a new career...well, I'm not so sure about that! LOL!
      Hugs, GraceinAZ

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  3. Hi Grace,
    Thanks so much for coming over for a visit today and becoming my newest member...Your comments were so sweet and encouraging....

    I love your blog....Cookbooks are a neat thing to collect. I just got my aunt's cookbook when she died and she was 100...She was a great cook....

    I look forward to see you again soon....

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    1. Nancy - Thanks for taking a minute to visit my blog! I have a cookbook from the turn of the century that is very interesting! They cooked in a whole different way, didn't they?
      I, too, look forward to getting to know you!
      Hugs, GraceinAZ

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  4. I'm glad that I am not only one with a lookbook habit. I have decided to change this a bit and purge some of my books.

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    1. Michelle - Heehee, I think there are many of us who like to collect things and not use them for their intended purpose. I think I will try to get better are cracking mine open and trying new recipes from time to time!
      Hugs, GraceinAZ

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  5. I don't have alot of cookbooks. I like to cook when I am in the mood. After 44 years of cooking every single night I am TIRED of it. My hubby has started cooking alot and I am loving it. I DO have STACKS of recipes that I have printed from the internet, made many of them but need to ORGANIZE them. Can't wait to see your new kitchen!!! XO, Pinky

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    1. Pinky - Thank you for taking a minute to leave a comment! I, too, have printed and written recipes that I keep in a 3-ring binder. Kitchen is nearly done...the countertop people come tomorrow to make a template and be the end of the week most everything should be complete. Yay!
      Hugs, GraceinAZ

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  6. Love your idea of lookbooks. That sure fits me. I have cookbooks everywhere. My kitchen secret might be that I have cookbooks stacked on the floor. So, does that mean my floors are clean enough to eat off them? NOT!!
    My dear gentleman neighbor passed last Saturday. Bob and are just getting back to reality from his passing. I have been keeping company with my sweet lady neighbor as family has gone home and she is now facing the empty house. My grandson was also here for four days. He went back to Nashville today. and he is now safely home. Miss him. already!
    I will have some time to get back to the blog. I don't see how you have time to keep at it most everyday.
    How is HB doing? I sincerely pray he is making good progress.
    Blessings, Ginger

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    1. Ginger, I have missed you, but I sure understand why you have been away! I'm sorry you lost your neighbor, but glad you had time to spend with your lady neighbor to comfort her.
      I rest between tasks and sit at my computer so I can catch up on emails, comments, and posts...sort of. I am behind, but you know, I just feel odd if I don't post on the blog. So, I try to come up with something or other, and this topic has been teasing my mind ever since our tile was laid! LOL!
      HB is the same...we have a Dr app't Wednesday to get the results of that last test. Hoping we get a diagnosis and some type of plan on fixing his esophagus. We are managing well with the tube feeding schedule, but it is hard to get a good sleep when we have to feed or medicate every 4 hours. *Yawn* Thanks for asking & thanks for your prayers!
      Hugs, GraceinAZ

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  7. Oh my, Grace! You have touched on a subject that is sooooo close to home! I read your post out loud to my husband who is a cookbook addict. He will only buy them if there are lots of pretty pictures, but he loves to cook as well. We must have over 200 cookbooks & never use but 1 or 2 of them. It is fun to look at them though.
    Marje
    2retirednewmans

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