One of the things I enjoy doing is collecting recipes that, at some point, I would like to try. I keep them all in a binder categorized by appetizers/snack, sides, main course, desserts. My husband always tells me that I should just order the magazines online and download them so that I can keep everything at my fingertips.
Although that may be easier, I love thumbing through the binder I have created. There is a sense of accomplishment and excitement when I can add a new page to the growing collection or look back at the recipes I have tried. I enjoy taking it down to the kitchen and propping it open so I can experiment through the sections of the book.
I may not be the next Martha or Giada, but when I open my book, I can temporarily be as good as them. I guess it’s my own fairy tale.