Delicious Memories (Give Away!)

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I feel like I should have labeled this post “My confession” or “The Talk With my Mother”. Do you recall my kitchen remodel cleanup? If not, stop and read this post because it will make this one makes sense. You see, the other day a friend asked why we didn’t keep our wine on the shelf on our island. I honestly never thought about it, as that’s where I stuck the cookbooks and heavy cast-iron.

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Though, there was the rub- those damn cookbooks (or should I say the baskets of food dreams?). You see, I had been falling back into the habit of ripping out pages from magazines. I know myself, and know I am a rogue cook. I never make the same recipe twice- it’s just not my style. So why was I saving these damn recipes? I pulled them and all the cookbooks out and went through them again. I dumped the magazine recipes and the binder, and I moved the basket to the pantry (it now holds food). The cookbooks I no longer wanted I piled in my vestibule and encouraged friends to take them. However, something interesting happened. I couldn’t part with the Martha Stewart Everyday Food Magazines. I knew it was because my mother had gotten me the subscription. I also knew my mother would say to me “I never made you any of those meals, so they don’t hold our memories.” She would probably challenge me to make one recipe out of them a week, and to get rid of one every week I didn’t make a recipe.
I laughed at myself, as that was not going to happen. Therfore, it is with a deep breath I say I am giving all 27 of them away. If you live in the United States, love cooking, know someone who does, want to perform your own culinary challenge, or are just missing an issue from your own collection leave me a comment (tell me what you find tasty and I will try to match your preference) or send me email (in the subject please put Everyday Food) and I promise to get one out to you.

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6 Responses to Delicious Memories (Give Away!)

  1. adguru101 says:

    We call our magazines “food porn”. Congrats on decluttering — every time I’m tempted to save another one I remember that I can find everything on the Internet 😉

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  2. fullcircle says:

    The photo you attached to this post made me laugh my ass off! I’m at a point in my life that I really need to start cooking healthy meals for myself but I’m having a really hard time with it. When you’re almost 40 and never really learned how to cook, you don’t even know where to start. I mean, I don’t even know the basics! Granted, I’m an intelligent woman and could probably figure it out real quick if I wanted to. I just don’t really want to if I’m being totally honest. However, if I don’t start eating better, my health is going to suffer severely. It’s already been an issue and scared me enough to know that I gotta do something about it. Anyway, I would love to take some second-hand magazine recipes off a fellow blogger’s hands. They would give me a place to start and hold meaning for me at the same time. Let me know if you’re willing to hand them down to a middle-aged beginner in the kitchen. ❤️❤️❤️

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  3. What a coincidence. Jackie has just taken all my cookery books to a charity shop. 🙂

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  4. Great post. Love the sign. My 15 year old daughter laughed too.
    I have 2 recipe books that I actually use – one is a go to for basics on everything and the other is a children’s cookbook. The whole family uses it. It is so simple, good pictures and clear instructions. I even use it when I make pancakes. Lol. Oh, I also have my handwritten recipes from high school home economics class. All the other books are simply making a mess of my kitchen. I’m encouraged to have another declutter now.

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