Some girls like jewelry or shoes... my indulgence is cookbooks! My collection's relatively small, and will likely be obsolete someday soon, but in the meantime, I can't get enough.
We just returned from a lovely day trip to Ashland, Oregon to meet up with my in-laws who were in town for the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. We saw The Music Man (obviously one of Shakespeare's most acclaimed works). While wandering around the quaint shops downtown, my dear mother-in-law and I popped into a fun kitchen store. Somewhere in my youth or childhood, I must have done something good*, because I walked out of there with my very own shiny new copy of Baked: New Frontiers in Baking by Matt Lewis and Renato Poliafito. To say I'm excited is a huge understatement. Thanks, Maw and Paw!
Now, the big question, what to make first? I'm trying to decide between the Lemon Lemon Loaf, Peanut Butter Pie with Cookie Crust, or Root Beer Bundt Cake. Does anyone have this book? What's your favorite recipe?
*If anyone caught that reference, you're my new best friend.
And, as long as I'm at it, a few photos from today's field trip: