Today I am grateful for cookbooks. I like to bake and, sometimes, I even like to cook. I am not good at cooking something out of the box with little instructions on the back. (I’m not the only one in my family with this problem, but there are only two of us out of our eight siblings with this problem.) I can, however, follow a recipe on a little card from the recipe box that our mother has spent the majority of her life collecting or from a book.
I’ve gotten pretty good at it, as long as I don’t leave the kitchen and forget that I’m cooking something. The kids are always really happy when I bake and they’ve grown to like when I cook as well now that dinners during the week have to be made by me and their Granny Mary (Mom). We have a nice system where we switch off who makes the main thing plus one side dish while the other makes the other side dish.
So I am grateful for cookbooks and that my mother made sure I knew how to use them.
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EDIT: The correct link has been added.