Category Decluttering My Cookbook Collection

Decluttering Cookbooks: 152 Cookbooks In My Library

Quarantine panic baking, decluttering my cookbook collection, and eating a lot of carbs during these stressful and uncertain times. We are living in some very dark times. There is a lot of pain in the world right now. When I feel anxious, I eat. I’ve been baking quite a bit and I’m at least 70% of the way through my cookbook challenge to prepare at least two recipes from every

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Decluttering Cookbooks: 154 Cookbooks In My Library

Sheltering in place, decluttering my cookbook library, and making a lot of sourdough bread with a 150-year-old sourdough starter. Like most people in quarantine around the world, I have been doing a lot of cooking and baking. This time at home has provided me with an opportunity to dedicate energy toward my project of cooking recipes from every cookbook that I own and then deciding whether or not I should

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Decluttering Cookbooks: 157 Cookbooks In My Library

Sheltering in place means more time to cook and bake at home. I rediscovered a few amazing cookbooks and decluttered some cookbooks as well for someone else to enjoy. Three months into the year and I have been doing a lot of cooking and baking as I work my way through my cookbook collection. I started the year with 162 cookbooks in my library. Down from 219 when I started

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Decluttering Cookbooks: 162 Cookbooks In My Library

My Cookbook Challenge enters its third year. I begin 2020 with 162 cookbooks. Which ones will I keep and which ones will I declutter moving forward? It’s taken two full years now to declutter my enormous cookbook library and it’s about 60% complete. My enthusiasm for cooking usually wanes in the heat of the summer. I can’t bear to turn on the oven and live off of fruit, yogurt, and

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Decluttering Cookbooks: 168 Cookbooks In My Library

A year and a half into my journey to declutter my cookbook library. I began at 219 cookbooks and I’m down to 168 today. I hope you will follow along. This past spring was crazy busy and I didn’t get to focus on my cookbook challenge as much as I would have liked. However, I did manage to try several new recipes, repeats, and ultimately declutter four cookbooks in my

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Decluttering Cookbooks: 172 Cookbooks In My Library

My challenge to make a minimum of two recipes from every cookbook I own and decide whether or not to keep it continues with 172 cookbooks to go. I did quite a bit of cooking these past winter months, baked a lot of bread and made plenty of soup. I’ve decluttered 18 cookbooks so far this year and now I am down to owning 172 cookbooks. There have been several

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Decluttering Cookbooks: 190 Cookbooks In My Library

Introduction to my journey to declutter my vast cookbook library by cooking a minimum of two recipes from every cookbook that I own. When I moved apartments at the end of 2017, I counted all of my cookbooks and was surprised (not surprised) that I owned 219 cookbooks. Wanting to possess only cookbooks to be used and cherished, and not wanting to move that many cookbooks ever again, I presented

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