Case in point: I have 443 recipes pinned on my Pinterest boards. Four hundred and forty-three. Yeah, that's a lot. It would take me almost a year and three months to get through them all if I tried a new recipe e.v.e.r.y. d.a.y. And I'm sure I would have collected a few MORE new recipes by then. Just a few.
And then there's my torn-out-of-magazines-printed-off-the-Internet-copied-from-books stack. Er, stacks. Wanna see?
And keep in mind, these are just recipes I want to TRY. These are not recipes I have tried and kept or tried and discarded. These are just "want" to try. Hmm.
Who's fault is this exactly? Not mine. Never mine. I think this problem I have falls squarely on the shoulders of Pioneer Woman, Guy Fieri, Tastespotting and their blogging contributors, not to mention Cooking Light, Jeni Britton Bauer, King Arthur Flour, and probably all the executives at Food Network. I'm fairly certain Emeril Lagasse started it all. Shame on them.
So I'm attempting to deal with my issues. Not by going cold turkey. That's what I had been doing, and then I came home with three cookbooks from the library by America's Test Kitchen and Joy the Baker. I've just discovered them. Uh oh. Anyway, I'm going to try to at least organize my "to try" recipes. Try being the operative word. I have binders and tabs for all the recipes not currently found on my Pinterest boards, and I'm culling through them, weeding out anything that's too high in calories or uses hard-to-find ingredients or is similar to something I already have and like. It's an arduous process. Sort of like a hoarder parting with all their junk. We shall see. Wish me luck.