My Cookbook!

It’s all said and done!

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Finally, after countless hours in my kitchen baking, photographing, writing, editing, pulling my hair out, biting my nails, and cussing just a little, my cookbook is finally finished.

A while back  I told you that I self-published my own cookbook and there would be more on it later.  Well, it’s later.

With that said, let me get the important stuff out-of-the-way.  First off, let me start by saying that I am not, nor have I ever, professed to be an Ivy League English major.  I am not a copyright editor in any sense of the word,  I am a self-taught photographer who probably values my work far more than any professional ever will,  I am a modest home baker, and I am a sticker. 

By sticker, I mean persistent, determined, and  who doesn’t  give up easily.  Perhaps that is the best quality to have if you ever decide (like I did) to write your own cookbook.

While writing and self-publishing your book may sound easy enough, I eventually concluded that I must have been bordering on the brink of insanity when I made that initial decision.

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My cookbook features a combination of my favorite sweets recipes, along with a full-page color photo for each recipe – 90 pages in all.

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Mission accomplished!  One more thing to cross off my bucket list…

Revisiting the oatmeal cookie

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Last spring I shared my recipe for Soft & Chewy Oatmeal Cookies with you.  Sadly, it’s been that long since I’ve made them. 

These cookies are the perfect breakfast.  They are hearty and have sustenance.  Grab one (or two) and go. I don’t add raisins to mine but you’re certainly welcome to. 

I  told you that I’ve been writing a cookbook.  It’s finally finished and I have my first proof – yea!  This oatmeal cookie recipe appears in my book. 

Let me give you a quick glimpse of another recipe that appears in my book.

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Writing and self-publishing your own cookbook is a real chore. There are advantages and disadvantages to it which I will be discussing in a future post.  You won’t want to miss this post if you are considering self-publishing a book of any type.

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Do you have a favorite oatmeal cookie recipe, or have you thought about self-publishing a book?