Just before we moved house, I got all organised and started to put this series together. It’s something I’ve been wanting to do for a long time. I love cookbooks and I love to collect cookbooks. I like to flick through them and I feel like I’m being all creative just looking at the pretty pictures and reading the ingredients! I’ve been known to even take a cookbook for bedtime reading. Anyone else do this? This year, I’m on a self imposed ban. I cannot buy any new cookbooks until I’ve cooked at least one recipe from all the books I already have. Take a look at the 2 pictures below of my cookbook shelves. I’ve scribbled out all the ones I have used, but there are about 18 cookbooks waiting to be tested. I knew I couldn’t be the only one out there with unused cookbooks on their shelf, so I’ve got together with some of my blog friends to bring you this series. Joining me for the series will be: Meg from Elsie Marley cooking Roast Pork Belly Sarah from Butter with a Side of Bread baking Choc Mint Cookies Ros from Sew Delicious Laura from Craftstorming Narelle from Cook Clean Craft Emily from Fuss Free Cooking I’m also testing out a recipe for Spiced Nuts. The series will kick off on the 8th of April (see post here). Join us as we test out some recipes from our previously untouched cookbooks! Want to join in the fun? Please leave a comment on the posts if you have used a recipe from the book and let us know what you thought of it. Also, if you decide to take up the challenge and cook from some of your unused books, please put a message up on the Facebook page, the thingsforboys twitter or on the Flickr Group. Happy Cooking!