Hello everyone. My name is Michelle and I’m addicted to … cookbooks!!! There, I’ve said it. Sad isn’t it … But what’s more sad is that that statement is actually fact. Over the last year or so, I’ve bought more and more of them to the point where I have nearly seventy (yes you did read that right). I told you I was addicted!
But all that money has not gone entirely to waste. I read them all from front to back. That may sound odd, but I promise I don’t actually sit there and read the ingredients lists and methods for fun. I like the little explanations above each recipe and I especially love the introductions where the writer explains how they have come to write the book in the first place. It’s like a little look into their hearts.
I love looking at their brightly coloured covers and the way they all look lined up on my shelves. How pretty they all are. I’d liken it to looking at a forest in full autumnal flow; everywhere you look there is something to attract and excite you.
But the BEST part is trying the recipes. I can put my hand on my heart and honestly say I have cooked at least one recipe from over 80% of them. The other 20% I have yet to find an occasion for or they are really out there. Some have even entered into my weekly favourites I love them that much. Ahhh the satisfaction when you’ve finally finished and they look almost as delicious as the photos made by the professionals.
I love them.
They just bring me so much joy … I need help.