I'm just guilty of one little thing . . . not actually using them. I have a massive stack of gorgeous cookbooks and my go-to for new recipe ideas is still the internet. There's a couple I use regularly, but even then it's only particular recipes and great chunks of the book go completely unloved.
So I'm challenging myself to expand my kitchen horizons and give my cookbooks some more love. Of course, I need some way to keep myself on track, so I'll be sharing my attempts and thoughts here on the blog.
The Rules (self imposed)
1. I have to try out at least one recipe from every cookbook I own and document it here on the blog. If it's a cookbook I already use regularly, I have to try a recipe I haven't used before.
2. There's no official time limit and I'm not going to beat myself up if I don't manage it, but I'm going to be aiming for one recipe a week.
3. Any new cookbooks that come into the house while the challenge is ongoing must be added to the official list.
4. I can put off using cookbooks I don't have the equipment for ie: since moving to the UK we haven't bought a microwave or a slow cooker yet.
Fairly straightforward I think. So without further ado, here's my master list of cookbooks. I'll be adding this list to it's own tab on my header and hopefully linking up my progress as we go. Cookbooks that I use regularly already and have to try something new from are marked with a *
The Classic 1000 Cake and Bake recipes, by Wendy Hobson
1 Mix, 50 Cakes
1 Mix, 50 Cookies
Three & Four Ingredient Cookbook, by Jenny White & Joanna Farrow
Joan Bishop's New Zealand Crockpot & Slow Cooker Cookbook*
Slow Cooking, by Katie Bishop
Macaron, by Alison Thompson
Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day, by Jeff Hetzberg
Microwave Bottling, by Isabel Webb
Bake, by Allyson Gofton*
A Year's Worth: Recipes from the Dunsandel Store, by Sam Mannering
Country Calendar Cookbook, by Allyson Gofton
Good Food Made Simple, by Allyson Gofton
The Hairy Biker's Great Curries, by Si King & Dave Myers
Complete Comfort Food, by Bridget Jones
Edmonds Cookery Book* (not pictured)
Wish me luck! Are you like me and an avid cookbook collector and not user? Or do yours get lots of use?