Sunday, December 30, 2012


Have you thought about your new year's resolutions? I have started to jot down a few, some trivial and some meaningful. A fun one I have decided on is to cook my way though some of my favorite cookbooks in 2013. 

For the last few years, I have been a creative cook, creating meals from what needs to be used in the fridge or freezer, not thinking to go to my cookbook collection. When reorganizing the shelf the other day, I realized that so many of them are being ignored.

This year, I will try to get through most of Ina Garten's cookbooks. I love Ina's recipes (and her pretty homes). Her recipes are always delicious and her cookbooks are filled with beautiful photography. I have used her first one, The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook the most, bought it years ago when it first came out. It is full of bookmarks and stains.

I will blog about my journey through Ina's books, a la Julie and Julia and post about any yummy discoveries here and there. What are some of your resolutions this year?

  Happy New Year!


  1. You can't have too many cookbooks. Aside from the recipes, they incorporate different viewpoints and information, such as Jim Fobel's Baking Book, which although I bought it in Taiwan, is about his growing up in Ashtabula County, Ohio, and features family reminiscences along with the recipes, making it pleasant to read simply as a book.

    Happy New Year to you also!
    --Road to Parnassus

  2. I'm excited about your resolution, Cindy ~ what a great idea! (I loved that movie.) I usually resolve to invite someone for dinner at least once a month, looking forward to trying out some of your recipe recommendations, I love Ina's cookbooks. It's been fun getting to know you this year, I always look forward to what you have to share each day. Wishing you all the BEST in 2013!


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