Tuesday, April 20, 2010


Is it sad that I get just as much joy out of reading a cookbook as I do after reading a novel? I don't cook the recipies, just dream about them. Perhaps after I have my perfect kitchen I will actually make them....Chocolate-Dipped Brownies....Berry Cream Muffins....Super Strawberry Shortcake. I am not fixated on dessert, just reading a dessert cookbook. Maybe this weekend I will read my Slow Cooker Bible.


  1. haha that's what I do. I have heaps of cookbooks which I love reading but never try the recipes. :o)

  2. I love reading cookbooks, but since it puts me in a cooking mood, I usually end up making something. Which is good.

  3. Cookbooks are the best!!

    Especially muffin and dessert ones. With lots and lots of pics!


    Take care

  4. Nothing sad about it at all... There are vast worlds of pleasure to be had in imagining.
    I never fully understood why our society commonly frowns upon imagination in adults except in very specific areas.

    Oh well, as long as the thought police doesn't come bashing down our doors, lets dream of cakes and adventures. We may even come to eating an adventure and having a cake. Or something like that.

  5. I love reading cookbooks. I keep buying them too. I love those glossy photos! I do cook from them but not as much as I used to. Your dessert cookbook sounds wonderful. Any chance of the title?

    Just think by reading about the desserts you are not gaining the weight you would by eating them. That little morsel of wisdom just occurred to me!!!

  6. Ann, it is "The Complete Guide To Baking". Everything I have made from it has worked, probably because it shows what not to do. And because I didn't make those Chocolate Dipped Brownies I didn't have to eat the entire batch. Just think of the calories I saved.

    Alesa, when I first tried kiwi as a teenager it felt like eating an adventure. Who would want to eat a green, furry fruit? It took a year to build up the courage before my first bite and then....I was in love. All those years of missing out.

    Niki, we are of the same mold.

    Karen, the recipies I want to make I never have the ingredients for. Probably a good thing.

    Kitty, Amen. The more pictures the better.

  7. On the bright side now you eat kiwis.
    You might have missed out forever!