Saturday, January 3, 2009

Getting Organized

It's time to get organized so I can start the Year of the Cookbook. I think the best way (well...the easiest way, I'm sure there are much better ways) for me to do this is to list out all of my cookbooks here, and then update the list with my progress throughout the year. I'll choose cookbooks at random when I'm doing my weekly menu planning and go through them that way. So here they are -- my cookbooks, in no particular order, except the order in which appear on my shelves:

1. Taste of Home's Ultimate Cookie Collection
2. What's Cooking: Soups
3. Southern Living Christmas Cookbook
4. Simple Pasta Step-by-Step
5. Rumford Complete Cookbook
6. Cookies, Brownies & More ---> butterscotch chocolate chip blondies
7. Taste of Home 2008 Annual Recipes
8. The New Basics Cookbook by Julee Rosso and Sheila Lukins
9. Taste of Home's Big Book of Soup ---> cauliflower, ham and cheese chowder
10. The Taste of Home Baking Book ---> chocolate truffle cookies
11. The Church Supper Cookbook
12. The Better Homes and Gardens New Grilling Book ---> prosciutto pork kabobs
13. Taste of Home's Best of Country Breakfast and Brunch ---> fluffly waffles with cinnamon cream syrup
14. Taste of Home's Grandma's Favorites
15. The Cake Doctor by Anne Byrn
16. Better Homes and Gardens Annual Recipes 2007 ---> chicken fajita pasta
17. Tyler's Ultimate by Tyler Florence ---> the ultimate macaroni and cheese with peas and bacon
18. On Top of Spaghetti... by Johanne Killeen and George Germon ---> pasta with creamy spinach and parmesan cheese
19. A Passion for Baking by Marcy Goldman
20. Pillsbury Christmas 2007
21. Better Homes and Gardens Christmas from the Heart, Volume 16
22. Better Homes and Gardens Christmas from the Heart, Volume 17
23. Progressive Farmer Country Living Recipes
24. Pillsbury Annual Recipes 2008 ---> provolone, prosciutto and pesto quiche
25. Chocolate Epiphany by Francois Payard

26. Taste of Home's Grandma's Great Desserts ---> hazelnut chocolate chip cookies
27. Better Homes and Gardens New Cookbook (Celebrating the Promise Edition)
28. Betty Crocker One-Dish Family Favorites ---> creamy bow ties with ham and vegetables
29. Everyday Pasta by Giada de Laurentiis ---> baked gnocchi with spinach and goat cheese
30. Betty Crocker Annual Recipes 2008, Volume 1
31. Betty Crocker Annual Recipes 2008, Volume 2: Celebrate!
32. The Food You Crave by Ellie Krieger ---> stuffed turkey burgers
33. Favorite Brand Name: Country Italian ---> classic chicken piccata
34. HER Realtors Celebrity Cookbook, Volume 9
35. Taste of Home's Best Holiday Recipes (special edition magazine)
36. Taste of Home's Holiday Get-Togethers
37. Betty Crocker's Cookbook (1978 edition)
38. Betty Crocker Cookbook (new edition)
39. Tuscany: The Beautiful Cookbook by Lorenza de Medici
40. Better Homes and Gardens Annual Recipes 2006
41. Nestle Classic Recipes
41. Culinary Art Institute's Christmas Favorites
42. Taste of Home's Contest Winning Annual Recipes 2007
43. Betty Crocker's Picture Cookbook
44. Better Homes and Gardens Biggest Book of Slow-Cooker Recipes ---> Christmas breakfast casserole
45. Another Potful of Recipes by JoAnna M. Lund and Barbara Alpert
46. Best-Loved Slow Cooker Recipes ---> Crock pot coq au vin
47. Taste of Home's Test Kitchen Favorites
48. Taste of Home's Best of Country Cakes
49. Campbell's Creative Cooking with Soup
50. Taste of Home's Pasta Cookbook ---> Mexican chicken stuffed shells
51. Cooking Light's Annual Recipes 2008 ---> New Orleans-style shrimp
52. Taste of Home's America's Best Church Supper Recipes
53. Our Cooking Heritage (cookbook compiled by my hometown)
54. Pillsbury Annual Recipes 2007 ---> breakfast quesadillas
55. Taste of Home's America's Family Recipes 2006
56. Taste of Home's Homestyle Cooking with Cream Soups
57. Best of Home-Tested Collection
58. Bloomfield Church Cookbook (recipes from my grandma's church)
59. Classic Recipe Collection ---> frozen pumpkin squares
60. The Lady & Sons Savannah Country Cookbook by Paula Deen
61. Church Suppers
62. The Best of Cooking Light ---> peach-glazed pork chops with grilled peaches
63. Busy Woman's Slow Cooker Cookbook by Gene and Sharon McFall and Linda Burgett
64. Favorite Brand Name: One-Dish Recipes and Secrets of Slow Cooking
65. Baking: From My Home to Yours by Dorie Greenspan ---> devil's food white-out cake
66. Betty Crocker's Chinese Cookbook by Leeann Chin ---> kung po chicken
67. The Book Lover's Cookbook by Shaunda Kennedy Wenger and Janet Jensen
68. A Taste from Grandma's Kitchen ---> "Ohio style" corn dogs
69. Taste of Home's Cooking School 50th Anniversary Cookbook
70. Pillsbury Everyday Family Suppers 2008
71. Better Homes and Gardens: Our Best Recipes
72. Taste of Home's Contest Winning Annual Recipes 2006
73. Taste of Home's Best of Holiday Recipes 2005 (special edition magazine)
74. Taste of Home's Recipe Card Collection (special edition magazine) ---> beef-stuffed potatoes (sort of); basil tortellini soup
75. Charity cookbook compiled by my workplace
76. The Taste of Home Cookbook
77. The New Pillsbury Family Cookbook (1973)
78. Cheesecake Extraordinaire by Mary Crownover ---> key lime cheesecake
79. Taste of Home 2007 Annual Recipes
80. Christmas Cooking from the Heart, Volume 5
81. Christmas Cooking from the Heart, Volume 6
82. Taste of Home's Family Collection Cookbook
83. Betty Crocker's Country Favorites ---> mini corn and pepper cakes
84. Express Lane Meals by Rachael Ray
85. Taste of Home's Mom's Best Meals
86. There's a Chef in my Family!: Recipes to Get Everybody Cooking by Emeril Lagasse
87. Southern Living 2006 Annual Recipes
88. Taste of Home's Complete Guide to Country Cooking
89. Taste of Home's Prize Winning Recipes ---> taco puffs
90. Taste of Home 2000 Annual Recipes ---> banana nut pancakes
91. Taste of Home's Treasury of Christmas Recipes
92. Taste of Home's Holidays and Celebrations Cookbook (2003)
93. Taste of Home's Holidays and Celebrations Cookbook (2004)
94. Taste of Home's Holidays and Celebrations Cookbook (2007)
95. Martha Stewart Living Cookbook: The Original Classics
96. Junior's Cheesecake Cookbook by Alan Rosen and Beth Allen
97. Old-Fashioned Bake Sale ---> fudgy peanut butter chip muffins
98. Blue Ribbon Family Favorites ---> sausage-stuffed baked apples
99. Southern Living 2007 Annual Recipes
100. Better Homes and Gardens Eat and Stay Slim
101. Italian Grill by Mario Batali
102. Betty Crocker Annual Recipes 2009, Volume 1 ---> chai-spiced bread
103. Betty Crocker Annual Recipes 2009, Volume 2: Dinner Made Easy
104. Betty Crocker Just Cupcakes
105. Barefoot Contessa: Back to Basics by Ina Garten ---> baked sweet potato fries
106. Family Circle: Our Best Recipes
107. Pillsbury Everyday Family Suppers 2007 ---> salisbury steak
108. Martha Stewart's Cookies ---> cakey chocolate chip cookies
109. Bon Appetit, Ya'll by Virginia Willis ---> Coca-Cola-glazed baby back ribs
110. Viva La Mediterranean by Jean Oliva-Rasbach and Christian W. Schmidt -- chicken cacciatore risotto
111. The Soup Bible by Debra Mayhew
112. Martha Stewart's Cupcakes ---> cookies and cream cheesecake cupcakes
113. Cooking Light Fresh Food Fast ---> BBQ-stuffed baked potatoes
114. Down Home with the Neelys by Pat and Gina Neely
115. Family Circle Hometown Cooking
116. Better Homes and Gardens All-Time Favorites
117. The Global Gourmet
118. Taste of Home's Busy Family Cookbook ---> BBQ shrimp over buttered noodles


Patty H. said...

I love that you took the time to do this. You crack me up, Cassie.

Tina623 said...

That's insane!!

Lisa K said...

What's crazy is that I have the same amount and yet we have maybe 3 of the same ones. There are just too many cookbooks out there! I've decided to put mine in alphabetical order and go in that order.

Cassie said...

Lisa -- I totally smell a cookbook swap in our future!!!

Ingrid said...

I've got a boat load of cookbooks, too! I'm afraid to count how many as I'm pretty certain I'm pushing 200 and that doesn't include those magazine cookbooks.

I like how you listed all of yours out and are slowly making something from each one.

Do you find that you've made something off of a blog that was actually a recipe from one of your cookbooks but you didn't realize it? It happens to me often. I think it's the photos.