Monday, July 20, 2009


i'm having a hard time putting everything back in my kitchen after the redo.
all the junk we used to have in our old kitchen, looks extra junky in the new one.
i rediscovered my (pretty extensive) cookbook collection and decided it was time to pare it down.

so, after great thought and consideration, these are going to be my every day cookbooks. the rest are put away in an upper cabinet (where i'm sure i won't ever open them again but can't bear to get rid of any of them!).

my all-time favorite one has to be apples for jam.
i have made so many of the recipes inside and continue to go back to some over and over again. but what i like most is how it's really like reading a novel and the photography--oh the photography--just beautiful.

other favorites, of course anything giada from food network (seriously, i have a woman crush on her) and ina garten or the barefoot contessa.

and another favorite is the foster's market cookbook. less popular i'm sure but so very good. sara foster helped martha stewart launch her career and also contributed to cottage living magazine. everything in the book is so fresh and uncomplicated.

how this post turned into a cookbook review is beyond me.
sorry! but maybe you'll try one of these books out and think of me. who knows.

anyways, my counters look so much better without all the clutter on them.
now if only i could say that about my closet, or my garage, or my guest room...


...Nancy said...

another dang kitchen teaser pic...amy, you're killing me! give it up and let see the whole kitchen already!

Cate O'Malley said...

We're getting ready to move in a few weeks and my nearly-7-year-old is helping me pack my cookbooks. He thinks I have too many and I think he may be right. Trying to pare down just a little bit before the move, but it's so hard!