At the beginning of 2011 I vowed I was going to dust off my many cookbooks and put them to good use. I have done just that. I love cookbooks. I buy them, I read them, like novels, but then I tuck them neatly on a shelf and for the most part don’t use them. I still could be better but, hey I’ve got a lot of good recipes of my own…that are in my head, and that is always my first knee jerk instinct is to use a recipe I know.