Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Cookbook Corner

Hello Friends!   I have been on a cleaning and organizing streak!  The summer always brings out my inner organizing junkie.  I have a strong need to put everything in its place, purge what we don't need and clean all that's left until it shines.   I have been spending some time in the kitchen giving it  a good deep clean that I can't always get to during the school year.  I thought this would be a great time to share my cookbook collection with you!



It is a large well loved and well used collection.  I have been collecting cookbooks most of my married life.  At last count I have 121 cookbooks in the kitchen!  I know, I was surprised when I counted them too.  Of course I have my favorites but I really do love them all.  I also know that I can find any recipe I want on line, but there is just something about a cookbook in my hand that can't be replaced with a Google search.  I like nothing better then to sit down with a cookbook and read it cove to cover like a novel.  Cookbooks are my favorite keepsake from a trip or vacation.  A handwritten recipe from a dear friend or relative that isn't with me any longer is a treasure to me.

I have almost every issue of Cooking with Paula Deen,  a few years worth of Southern Lady and somewhere in there is the premier issue of Martha Stewart Living!



The binders on the bottom shelf hold recipes that I have found online or in other magazines.  Oh my...wasn't it Peter Walsh who said something about hording and the collection of magazines?  Look away Peter!  Look away!


This glass cabinet next to my fridge holds my favorite Barefoot Contessa and Gooseberry Patch books.


By far my most precious possession in my recipe and cookbook collection is this little green recipe box.  This was my sweet Mother's recipe box.  My Mom was one of the best cooks ever and this box holds handwritten recipes from her, most of her 5 sisters and my grandmother.  My Mom has been gone for 15 years and when I get to missing her I often open this box and I usually end up laughing.  Many of her recipes are just a list of ingredients and funny little notes.  Each card is like a sweet memory.  (And yes, that is Martha Stewart's Weddings book in the corner.  Didn't every 80's bride have one of these books in their collection?)




I hope you enjoyed taking a peek at one of my favorite collections.  I guess I have no excuse for not knowing what to make for dinner!  Do you collect anything special?  Let me know in the comments below and don't forget to subscribe and follow along.


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24 comments:

  1. You have such a wonderful collection! I too, love cookbooks and read them like regular books. You have inspired me to go through and start organizing them!

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    1. Hi Mary! Thank you, I know its a little crazy to have so many but I love them! Enjoy going through your cookbooks, you'll get inspired to cook!

      xoxo, Mickey

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  2. Wow!! This is amazing! I've been abandoning my cookbooks for the internet lately, but this honestly makes me want to pull out my books! Thanks for sharing :).

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    1. It is so easy to just look up a recipe on the internet, which I do all the time. But there is definitely something special about holding a book in your hand. Hope you enjoy the rest of your week!

      xoxo Mickey

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  3. Wow...that is quite the collection! I use to collect shells as a kid. I don't collect anything now, but I need to think of something!

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    1. I have always collected something as a young girl I would collect salt and pepper shakers, I guess I always had food on my mind! Thank you so much for visiting!

      xoxo Mickey

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  4. wow that is quite a collection! I love that you have your moms recipe box, what a wonderful way to remember her!

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    1. Hi Ronda, Thank you so much for stopping by and saying hello! My mom's recipe box is a treasure to me. Enjoy the rest of your week.

      xoxo Mickey

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  5. What a beautiful collection!! I sometimes forget to pull out my couple cookbooks. I love that you have your mother's recipe box and hand written recipes. I have one written by my grandmother that I like to look at too! Gosh, I miss her! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Hi Sara, It's amazing how many memories are in that little green recipe box. Time goes by but you never get over missing them. Thanks for stopping by!

      xoxo Mickey

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  6. This is all so neat and organized, which is great because you are able to see all of the cook books you have.

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    1. Hi Emily, Thank you so much for stopping by the blog and saying hello! It's great to have access to all my books, it makes it so much easier to use them all the time. Enjoy your Wednesday!

      xoxo Mickey

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  7. Oh! I am sharing this post with my brother. He loves books and is always looking for ideas to organize them. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Hi Gunjan, oh, please share, I hope it helps! Thank you so much for stopping by enjoy your werk!

      xoxo, Mickey

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  8. Wow! What a great collection of cookbooks!! I can't believe how organized all of your books are.

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    1. Thanks Kim,
      I don't think I have room for many more! Thank you for stopping by to say hello, I hope you subscribed, it is always great to have a few more friends

      xoxo, Mickey

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  9. That's a wonderful collection you have, and nicely kept to might I add!

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    1. Thank you Agy, and thanks for visiting the blog. Hope you have a great weekend!
      xoxo Mickey

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  10. I love all the stories that cookbooks tell - the parties, the family reunions, the friend in need... it's all in every single one!

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    1. That is so true, I have recipes that I only make for special occasions, and its fun to remember who was around the table the last time I made certain recipes. Thank you so much for stopping by and saying hello. Enjoy the weekend!

      xoxo Mickey

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  11. You seem like such an organized mama. I guess you have to be, having 4 kids. Thanks for the insight into your cabinet. It's very inspiring.

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    1. We moms try to be organized, if we aren't there is little chance anyone else in the house will be! Thank you for stopping by to say hello, I hope you have a great weekend!

      xoxo Mickey

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  12. Such a sweet reminder of your Mom! i believe there's a special kind of connection with cooking. i feel the same way about my grandmother....i think about her fondly every time i'm making something i learned to cook from her.

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    1. I agree Tiffany, they are always there if you remember them. We learn the best recipes from our grandmas don't we! Wishing you a great weekend.
      xoxo Mickey

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