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I have this shameful cookbook collection....

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Over the years I've accumulated soooo many cookbooks, I read them like novels, and I really do use them, but I'm a bit of a rebel and never ever follow the recipes to the letter. So as I've said, this is my newest food blogging project, sharing what I make and reccommending some fine cookbooks!


This is a good one. I love raw desserts and the unique thing about this book is it also tells you how to make the recipes even if you don't have a dehydrator, of course they wouldn't be raw but you'd have more instant gratifictaion without all those hours of dehydrating time.
Here's some coconut macaroons. I love these! You know those famous Ferraro white chocolate truffles with a hazelnut in the center and rolled in coconut. I swear they taste like those truffles. Next time I'll make them with hazelnuts.

And there's a recipe for "5-minute Blondies" and they're not kidding. 5 minutes at the most! Just buzz up some walnuts and pecans in the food processor and add dates and you're done! I wanted to freeze some for the holidays so I added some pistachios and dried cranberries, and I think they look really Christmas-y.



I love this cookbook. Many times raw food cookbooks require hard-to-get exotic ingredients, but this one isn't like that. Very friendly and accessible.
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TIME2BLOOM4ME 3/29/2014 2:11PM

    I love raw.

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CHERIRIDDELL 12/28/2013 11:15PM

    I am another cookbook fanatic and I say there is nothing shameful about it,Thise nutty blondies sound fabulous !

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EVWINGS 12/28/2013 10:47PM

    Count me as another cookbook reader- lover. I used o collect one from each place I would go on vacation. I belong o a sorority and used t put one out every year, and I have most of them. One year my secret sister in Sorority bought me a specialized BH &G small one. Then for revealing she got me the big one! To this day, I enjoy reading recipes and saving some even though there is little I can eat anymore.

This one that you are sharing looks terrific. I really need to check into it. Thank you for sharing your wonderful blog.

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NATHELESS 11/25/2013 9:33AM

    Nothing shameful about a large cookbook collection!

I love the look of those blondies - very festive!!

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BOHEMIANCAT 11/25/2013 9:08AM

    I love easy and this one I might add to my collection.

I am eating low sugar and low sodium, so this looks really good!

Thanks for sharing.

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PAMNANGEL 11/25/2013 12:43AM

    Oh yeah! I got a nice collection of cookbooks too. Mostly Betty Crockers. I love to read through them from time to time. By the time I'm done I either no longer have a craving or I'm checking to see if I have all the necessary ingredients for something and, like you, I never make anything exactly to the recipe. Just got to tweak it a bit and make it my own.

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MJ7DM33 11/24/2013 6:50PM

  Looks yummy!

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PJ2222 11/24/2013 6:46PM

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CIELBEE 11/24/2013 6:35PM

    I also read cookbooks as if they were novels. But...since I work in a library, I borrow a lot of cookbook without buying. Even so, I have a pretty substantial collection. I mostly use cookbooks as inspiration and rarely make desserts. However, your pictures speak to me and now I want to check out this cookbook. Thanks for sharing.

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CIELBEE 11/24/2013 6:29PM

    I also read cookbooks as if they were novels. But...since I work in a library, I borrow a lot of cookbook without buying. Even so, I have a pretty substantial collection. I mostly use cookbooks as inspiration and rarely make desserts. However, your pictures speak to me and now I want to check out this cookbook. Thanks for sharing.

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KASEYCOFF 11/24/2013 6:15PM

    Now, those nutty-blondies (lol) really do sound deelish!
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