Sunday, July 1, 2012

Cookbook Sundays # 30

Cookbook Sundays Badge 

If you're anything like me you have dozens of cookbooks gathering dust on your bookshelves, some of which have never even been cooked from.  Sure I spent hours browsing through them when I first bought them, marking all the recipes I was going to make with little post-it notes, and yet still those books languish in the bookcase and never make it to the kitchen.  There are others from which I have made but one recipe which was such a resounding success that I've made it over and over again, and yet somehow I've never made anything else from that book.  Sound a bit familiar?!

Take comfort - you are not alone, and now Cookbook Sundays is your opportunity to change that.  Every Sunday I'm going to share with you a recipe that I haven't made before from one of my ever expanding collection of cookbooks.  And, because I know that if you have read this far then you are guilty of this too, I'm inviting you to join in with me.  Each week my Cookbook Sundays post will have a linky for you to share something you've cooked from one of your cookbooks.

The rules for joining in are simple:
  1. Your post must state the author and the title of the book your recipe has come from.
  2. Your post must mention Cookbook Sundays and link back to this post.  Including the Cookbook Sundays badge is optional, but always appreciated.
  3. You may submit as many entries as you like, and you may use the same cookbook as many times as you like.  Old posts are also welcome.
  4. Lastly,  remember that what goes around, comes around - one of the reasons you are participating in this is because you want people to read your posts, so do the right thing and go and visit a few of the other participants - you can even "Like" your favourites. 
Now, go and dust off those cookbooks and get cooking!  Use the linky tool at the end of this post to submit your entry/entries - simply scroll down to where it says "You are next ... Click here to enter", and then follow the instructions.  The linky will be open for one week.

Lastly, if you would like to use the Cookbook Sundays badge in your post, simply copy the code in the box beside the badge below and paste it into your post.  Feel free to also use it in your sidebar if you wish.



  1. Hi Sue, I've just linked up a white bread, perfect for morning toast and a sandwich for lunch! Thank you for hosting, have a lovely week!

    1. Thanks for participating, Joyce. That bread does look perfect for toast.

  2. Sue, I just wanted to stop by and say Hi! I hope you are doing OK:) For me, the life has turned upside down and up again, and I fell behind connecting with some friends.
    I miss you, but I know that I will visit more often now that I see the future a bit more clearly:)
    BTW, I love the idea of posting recipes from cookbooks! I am so guilty of neglecting mine! I am leaving for Serbia on Thursday for a six-week stay as my mom is not doing well at all, but I hope I'll be able to participate once I return in August:)

    1. Hi Lana, how lovely to hear from you. I totally understand how you feel - for me too life has been totally upside down and up again (or at least it finally feels as though it is slowly starting to turn up again), and I've been very guilty of struggling to keep in touch with so many friends.

      I had been wondering how your mum was doing - sorry to hear that it is not so good. I hope you have a safe trip, and get to spend some special time with your mum. Look forward to catching up when you get back.


  3. Thank you so much for hosting, Sue! This week I have shared a Provencal Vegetable Gratin. Have a wonderful week.

    1. Thanks, April - your vegetable gratin looks wonderful. I could eat an awful lot of that!!

  4. Good morning, Sue! I've brought some dessert to share! Thank you for hosting, wish you a great Sunday today!

  5. Thanks for dessert, Joyce. Chocolate banana cake looks divine :-)


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