Jennifer is a one in a million stay-at-home mom. (More like one OF a million stay at home moms!) She graduated from a liberal arts college but there is nothing liberal OR artsy about her. She is married to Kevin Fischer of This Just In, and together they have a beautiful young daughter Kyla Audrey. In no particular order she loves dogs, wine, a good bargain, her family, pizza, and entertaining. Follow her blog of all things miscellaneous including but not limited to cooking and baking, entertaining and party planning, being a mommy, and homekeeping.
I have referenced my favorite Good Housekeeping baking book in past blogs. My annual 12 Cookies of Christmas series has contained recipes from it. I never realized that an “on a whim” purchase from a book club would yield such tasty results.
I have more cookbooks and baking books than I will ever utilize. I’ve donated volumes to Goodwill and still don’t have enough room for my collection to fit neatly in one spot. So my faves are stashed above my stove while the rest collect dust in the basement. That’s just the bound-and-published stuff. Don’t even ask me about binders and folders of clippings!
With the bazillion apps on smart phones as well as Pinterest, the electronic possibilities of recipes are truly endless. So you might think owning paper cookbooks would be viewed in the same embarrassing way as 8-track audio tapes and, later, Beta movies. Not so for me and clearly not so for another foodie Kat Kinsman.
Like Kinsman, I am proud to own battered, stained, binding-broken, page-torn cookbooks. The more goo gluing pages together, the more notes in the margins accompanied by unrecognizable splatters the better. A well-loved volume means well-fed tummies.
My aforementioned baking cookbook opens itself thanks to broken binding. If I can’t seem to find a page I double-check to see if it hasn’t stuck to another and could be “hiding.” I’m grateful that I take the time to make notes because there have been some disasters along the way that I certainly wouldn’t want to duplicate.
You can Pin pretty pictures ‘til your heart’s content. When you are done with websites, you can watch the Food Network or even public television cooking shows. But nothing can compare to a tried-and-true, in-hand, much-loved cookbook. Kat certainly echoes my feelings.
A tactile treasury of tummy treats? Absolutely a Culinary Yes Yes!