My Name is Nicole & I’m a Cookbook Addict!

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Don’t believe me?  Here’s proof…..


That is my cookbook shelf.  There are a few cake decorating books and magazines on there but for the most part, That is ALL cookbooks.

And yet when I find something new to try on blogs or the internet.  I have to try it.

So Stephanie did a post on this cookbook.

Looks harmless enough, right?  (If you don’t go read her post, I’ll at least give you a slight hint: This cookbook brand new is $240.)

Whoa!!  Hold the phones… That cookbook is what?  Yeah, you read right, that isn’t a typo on my part.  Promise!  But she found it on Amazon as did I for cheap.  I think mine was like $5.95 free shipping…

Yeah, I haven’t completely flipped my lid yet!  Give me time though. ha!

But look at all the pretty pictures!




Now there are some foods in there that I absolutely don’t think I’ll touch, like squid, octopus, etc.  That just doesn’t sound appetizing to me!  But some of the others… heck yeah!

So speaking of trying new recipes that I find, I was reading Life After the Aisle and Ashley had a recipe for Crock-pot Cream Cheese Chicken.  Her picture made it look to die for!  The recipe looked super simple.  I finally own a crock-pot, which I’ve never used.  Okay now was the time to try it, right?
2 c. Cream of “something” Soup
2 Boneless, Skinless, Chicken Breasts
2 T Italian Seasoning
1 T Sugar
1/4 t Black Pepper
1 t Salt
2 Cloves Minced Garlic (I used 5 lol)
1 block of Cream Cheese
Noodles or Rice


Put everything except for the cream cheese and noodles/rice into the crock-pot.  cook on low for 6 hours, or until the chicken is cooked through and begins to shred.  Shred the chicken with two forks and mix in a block of cream cheese.  Turn it to high and cook for another 30 minutes, or until cream cheese is fully melted.
While the Cream Cheese is melting, boil noodles, or rice.  Serve cream cheese chicken over rice/noodles.
So Monday night this is what my dinner looked like!  It was out of this world good!

So then I was perusing the blog Stacy Says and this recipe showed up: Thanksgiving Turkey Cake.  Um… they can’t be serious right?

Yeah, they were… Look here!  Ok I think this might be one I don’t try.  (click on the link above, it gives you step by step instructions… sounds interesting though!)

But I did try this Rachael Ray recipe for Quick Turkey Croquettes a couple of years ago.  Not bad if I do say so myself!

Okay enough with food!  This going back to standard time has my stomach saying it’s eatin time and my eyes say Nope, you are sadly mistaken!

I’ve been up since 6 am this morning.  I had time to load and run the dishwasher, clean Audrey’s cage (potty training a puppy sucks!), move the clothes from the washer to the dryer and start another load in the washer, straighten my hair (which takes longer than curling it), make-up on and still watch part of the Nanny.  Wowza!

Ok, I think I’ll go crash now.  If anyone here’s snoring, it’s coming from the dog!

Peace, Love, & Standard time!


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11 thoughts on “My Name is Nicole & I’m a Cookbook Addict!

  1. Do you use all those cookbooks religiously?
    I have a handful of cookbooks, I most search the internet for my recipes!
    That chicken cream cheese thingy looks delish and I might just make it for tomorrow night – I have a brick of cream cheese in my fridge and have been wondering how to get rid of it! Thanks for posting the recipe!

  2. I used to have a lot of cookbooks, too. Somehow my attempts never look like the recipe.

    I donated a bunch to my local library, hoping to cut a bit out before the move.

    Got to save space for my homesteading magazines like Backyard Chickens and Grit. 😉

  3. Yes, honey, I think you may have an issue with cookbooks! Do we need to have an intervention? ;o)

    The crockpot recipe looks yummy. I love a good slow cooker recipe. I'll have to try it.

  4. haha – that's a lot of cookbooks – my mom has a ton too so I just steal hers when I need something. She actually bought me a couple Ina Garten books so she can have hers with the notes back. LOL

    And you're too cute with the JD plates too.

  5. My favorite cookbook, and even I have quite a collection, is The French Women Don't Get Fat Cookbook. I'm not sure about all the recipies but I love the attitude.

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