I’m not sure what’s in the air, but boy have I been in the mood to tackle projects that have been looming over me for years! There has been a bunch of purging going on around here and this lightening of the load has inspired action in all sorts of other areas.
One thing I’ve always wanted to do is compile a cookbook with all of my favorite recipes. But between homeschooling, travel and then a baby, anything non-essential was put on the back burner over and over again.
Well the time has come! I can’t handle my recipe filing system any longer. It is a complete disaster of folders upon folders of magazine tears, hand written notes, and food spattered print-outs. (Please tell me I’m not the only one with this problem!) I can’t help but think it would be so nice to have all of these recipes in one, tidy place.
I realize this project is primarily for me (and perhaps a future gift for family members), but I thought I’d post all of the recipes and images here to keep me accountable. Some of these I know by heart, yet I’d like to take the time to write down exact measurements so I can share them with others. But the majority are recipes I’ve collected over the years from blogs, through friends, family members, cookbooks, or magazines. I am so tired of constantly trying to search for them in my messy cabinet or look them up online for the 50th time!
Not only will this book help me pare down the mess that is currently taking over my kitchen cabinets, but it will also force me to work on my food photography skills. Win win! And who knows? Maybe one of these recipes will become a favorite for someone else…
You should eventually make this into a printed book!! Especially with the beautiful photos you take.
And you are definitely not the only one! I have a little binder of different recipes with papers falling out of it left, right, and center. It’s actually a miracle when I do find a recipe for something I want to make.
I’d buy anything you put out.