This isn't about refrigerator biscuits or ready-made pizza dough. Don't get me wrong - I love those biscuits, and who doesn't love that chubby while Pillsbury Doughboy?
This is about my favourite cookbook.
While trying to downsize this last year, I got rid of a bunch of cookbooks. So many had one or two recipes that I kept returning to and the rest of the cookbook just took up space. I forced myself to copy those few recipes down and brought boxes to Goodwill.
I couldn't part with this one.
It was one of my first cookbooks, a gift from a friend.
It's been used and used and used and I wouldn't know where to start if I were forced to copy my favourites. It's so full of classic recipes and I think they've all worked.
I still go to the Joy of Cooking for cooking recipes, but this is my baking bible.
How could I get rid of it anyway? Who would buy it at Goodwill? If it's only good for the garbage, I'll keep it on my shelf.
I keep thinking of getting it coilbound, but that may never happen. Besides, it's kind of handy to pull out the page I need and bring it to the counter while baking. I'll just continue tucking the pages inside the cover.
Good as new.