I love to cook! And I also must confess, I have a bit of an obsession with collecting cookbooks. I can't visit a bookstore without browsing through their cooking section, especially looking for any "bargain titles" or books on different cuisines that I don't already have covered in my library.
And yet, as much as I love cookbooks, I have to admit that often when I'm trying to decide what to prepare for dinner, I end up going online to browse recipes instead. In a few seconds on Google I can search through and find hundreds of recipes that match the ingredients I have on-hand, see pictures of them, read user reviews - and perhaps come up with my own ideas combining one recipe's elements with another's. In many ways it seems simpler than trying to thumb through one of my 300+ cookbooks (and hundreds more magazines) to find what I feel like making tonight.