With so many great food blogs and recipe sites, I usually get new recipe ideas on-line. ( A few of my favorites are on my blog list to the right of this post). If the recipe is a keeper, I send it to my recipe notebook on OneNote. Judging by the cookbook section at Barnes and Noble, the internet hasn't replaced print books, but I have read that e-cookbook sales are through the roof. That makes sense - my dream kitchen would include a computer in the counter top, protected for spills (I'm a pretty messy cook).
Here is the stack after some serious purging. Much more manageable! I only kept the ones I actually use - what a concept!
While this clean-out was prompted by a kitchen re-do, I've been doing some general decluttering. I love going to estate sales, and I am amazed at how much stuff some people accumulate. Sometimes it's just sad - I went to one sale that would have done a gift shop proud. The old woman who lived there had over two hundred collectible dolls and enough brand-new Christmas decorations to start up her own store. These are not hoarders of TV fame - these were clean, normal homes with just too much stuff. Whenever I go to a sale like that, I come home and throw something away, just to be sure I don't go the the Dark Side!
I'm trying to follow the "if one comes into the house, one like it goes out". (This rule applies to everything except shoes, of course).