Wednesday, April 8, 2009
This is without a doubt my very favorite cookbook.
Because basically... I wrote it.
No, I didn't create the recipes in the cookbook (well, not most of them, a few are my own creations), but I did write my favorite recipes in it.
This was given to me several years ago. At the time, as a busy career woman who did little cooking, -- it sat on the shelf ... completely empty ... for several years.
Then once I had children and my interest in cooking and serving my family healthier meals grew, I pulled this off the shelf and started entering my favorite recipes.
The book is already broken down into sections, you just transfer your recipes to the pages in the book. I really like this feature, because it allows me to tweak recipes the way my family likes them and then, I can write the directions the way I want them - because my control-freak-self has to have them written my way!.
That is my recipe for Honey Garlic Chicken. Definitely a family favorite. I'm making that tonight for a friend who just had surgery.
And this one is my Whole Wheat Banana Chip Muffin recipe. I've since removed the applesauce - it made them too heavy and they didn't rise properly.
I love that I can have all my favorite recipes in one place. This has become my "go to" cookbook. It doesn't live on the shelf with the other cookbooks; it lives on the counter. There is rarely a day that goes by without me using some recipe from this book and there's never a week I don't use it - unless I'm out of town.
This personalized cookbook definitely works for me.
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