Thursday, December 30, 2010

2011 Cookbook Challenge

Anyone interested in joining me for this challenge?

I don't know about you, but I have a couple shelves full of cookbooks. I love looking at them and browsing through recipes but seem to so rarely actually use them. More often than not I find something on a blog or website, or go online and do a search rather than planning and cooking something from those cookbooks.

So, I am going to challenge myself to cook 1 recipe each week from one of my cookbooks. Surely that's a doable challenge. I'll even share here what I cook!

I have several Moosewood cookbooks (primarily vegetarian), books from Rachael Ray, Pioneer Woman, Steamy Kitchen, Martha Stewart, Cooking Light and more. A good variety to choose from certainly. While I am cooking healthy, I'm sure there's something in those not so healthy cookbooks that will work too, even if it's a side or salad or a special Sunday meal.


  1. I think that is doable. Like you, I certainly have enough cookbooks!

  2. I like! Great idea!
    I actually destashed about half of my cookbooks earlier this year. I wasn't using them so I passed them on. The ones I kept are ones I love and several of them are very basic cookbooks :)
    I'm really wanting to get back into using them because they will help me cook better - more stuff "from scratch".

  3. I like this idea! I do use my cookbooks a lot, but making sure to use a recipe from one of them every week will ensure that I do my meal planning each week.

  4. love the idea but have no clue how well I would follow through. keep nudging and I'll join in when I can! :D

  5. Yep - I'll join your challenge.