Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Cookbooks on Loan

I have a confession to make. I love cookbooks. New, old it doesn't matter. I do prefer the ones with all the pretty pictures but look at the others too. I probably own no less than 100 cookbooks.

I use to purchase cookbooks for one or two recipes that looked good. Now, I borrow cookbooks from the library for 6 weeks at a time. If Jessica and I use it a lot and love the recipes, I will purchase a copy for our home collection. If we don't like it then we have saved ourselves $15 to $25.

The library is one of the best sources I know of for trying new cookbooks. This really works well to keep my home library under control.

Have you ever bought a cookbook and wished you hadn't? Now, try before you buy. It works for me.

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  1. I'm a fellow cookbook lover. Over the years, I've given some away. I like your idea of borrowing books from the library; I've never even looked there!

  2. Aiming4Simple,

    Thanks for stopping by for a visit. I also put my name on list for new movies. Sometimes it takes a while to get them but they are free.

  3. I also love cook books and buy them at thrift stores or estate sales, look through them and then sell on eBay to suppliment our income. I have them in my book shelves and have and use till they sell. Winner in all ways I think.

  4. I adore cookbooks too but there's no room left in my kitchen so I too borrow from the library. My current fav that I'll have to buy as I've taken it out sooo many times is the "What Can I Bring" cookbook :)

  5. Life Goes On,

    I love the idea of selling on ebay. I have a local resale shop that I take my fiction books to. I might take some of my less used/not favorites there and sell them.

  6. Mum in Bloom,

    I'll have to see if I can find a copy of "What Can I Bring" at my local library. What is your favorite recipe from this cookbook.