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Old 03-04-2008, 08:30 PM   #31
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I got lucky, my wife, whom I dearly love to talk about... went on Craigslist last week and found 4) 2ft x 5ft book shelves for $40. And they were close by so bringing them home was not a problem. Our Kitchen and family room, are sorta one big room, so one of the big shelves now lives between the kitchen and the family room along one wall of what I guess would be the breakfest nook. It is about half full of cookbooks with one of those think pink better homes and gardens cook book on a book holder, from AMCO my favorite producer of stainless steel kitchen acoutrements. It has a plastic cover for the front of the cookbook that has measurement equivalents etched on the front of it.
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Old 03-04-2008, 08:35 PM   #32
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Nice! Is that Think Pink cookbook for breast cancer?
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Old 03-05-2008, 11:30 PM   #33
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...better for me to look on the web, get an idea, then adjust from the beginning.
Hmm, I didn't mention that the laptop sits on the dining room table (kitchen/dining room combined), so does that count??
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Old 03-06-2008, 12:36 AM   #34
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Hmm, I didn't mention that the laptop sits on the dining room table (kitchen/dining room combined), so does that count??

How many cook books are in it?

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I need an idiot box in the kitchen, I take lots of notes (understatement) which mysteriously disappear.
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Old 03-10-2008, 12:28 PM   #35
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Smile Big Pantry

We have a big pantry, 2 practically. Keep them on a shelf right there. Old & unused banished to remote bookshelf upstairs.
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Old 03-10-2008, 05:24 PM   #36
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yeah, I do. But what I really want in there is a fireplace and a big ole comfy couch.
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Old 05-07-2008, 10:05 AM   #37
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I don't actually have a bookshelf IN the kitchen but my kitchen is so small and with all my extra baking I buy in bulk, DH built me a wonderful extension. He put a pantry into the dining room on the beside the kitchen and backed it with a bookshelf into the living room. Then he drywalled it and painted it so it looks like it was always there. The bottom three shelves of the book case are all cookbooks with the other shelves full of nicknacks. But unfortunately I need to confiscate another shelf for the books, and soon!

It is funny to see people glance at the books on the shelves and realize they are ALL COOKBOOKS!
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Old 05-07-2008, 10:07 AM   #38
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How many cook books are in it?

;)

I need an idiot box in the kitchen, I take lots of notes (understatement) which mysteriously disappear.
Oh, okay, I guess I have to add the laptop to the 3 (soon to be four)shelves of cookbooks. I think my recipe program has about 16 crammed full "cookbooks" in it.

Funny thing is, since my training I rarely follow a recipe, I just look at the pictures for ideas
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Old 05-07-2008, 11:08 AM   #39
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My hightest cupboard shelf is too tall for me to put food on without climbing to find the ones that get shoved back a few inches, so I put my cookbooks up there. Worked out perfectly!
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Old 05-26-2008, 01:24 AM   #40
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At my previous house there was 3 little book shelves connecting two rows of cupboards, i used to love having my books right on the spot, how i miss those little shelves, this kitchen doesn't lend itself to shelves somehow !!!!
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