Baking Tip Friday: Cookbook or Diary?

One of my favorite habits I have developed over the years is to write quick dairy-style  notes in the margins of my cookbooks.  For example: If I am following a recipe for a carrot cake I will write the date and who I am making the cake for.  I will include key life events that are happening at that moment in time, what the weather is like, or how I am feeling.   It is really cool to have random memories flood over you when you page through a favorite cookbook.