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Grandma's or Heirloom Recipes and Ideas about How to Share Them
August 31, 2008
2:52 pm
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CATRAY44
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How would everyone feel about submitting one of our favorite family recipes in a recipe exchange (since we all seem to be of like hearts in many ways?) I have a secret one that is my Grandma's. I will if you will....!

August 31, 2008
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Grandmother Bread was the only one I had!  And I've broadcast it across the world, LOL.  But I always think a great recipe should be shared!!  Food is too good to keep secret!!  I love food!

UPDATE:

This topic contained many recipes from family albums. To make these special recipes easier to find I moved each of them to their own topic under the “Just Recipes” forum. Look for your favorites there.


The next posts give some great ideas about how to showcase and share family recipes, so read on….

Clover made me do it.

September 9, 2008
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I was thinking about the scanning thing, that way it can retain the wrinkles and aged color and food smudges.  I guess then kind of scrap book it with some old family pics instead of trying to make a cookbook.  Its not like they are going to use it, its more just to look at, for memories.

Yeah, thats a much better idea.  Two great brains mashing together and we come up with a great idea!

Thanks!!!

September 9, 2008
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I've done a few pages of recipes scrapbooked with family pictures.  On my list of things to do (the bucket list) is to make each of my sons a recipe book full of all the recipes I've collected over the years and our Navy travels. 

It's just sitting down and making myself do it.  Scan all recipes and the pictures.

There are many "cookbook programs" you can buy inexpensively to load your own recipes and pictures into and then send off to have the book printed.  I thought about doing that, but I think I'm going to scrap them the old fashioned way with paper and "stuff".  I'm a texture person.

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September 10, 2008
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I do need to add...  I bought special recipe boxes for each of our children.  I HAND WROTE every recipe, (with history and detailed instructions) that they each love, and gave them to them.  I add recipes from time to time.  They really seem to love them. 

This has inspired a love of cooking in both our daughter and son.  Our daughter can cook, but loves to bake.  Our son is more into eating the baking -- and is more interested in cooking.

This took a lot of time, but I did it with love.  I absolutely love the hand written recipes that I have from my grandmothers, mom, dad, etc.  I'm always writing in my cookbooks and adjusting recipes -- and writing in which person loved what -- and when each recipe was tried.  Some of my cookbooks look like my old textbooks!

September 10, 2008
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I also have my own cookbook that I wrote.  I use to have a little tea room in my grandparents home after they both passed away called Mill Street Cottage Tea Room.  Everyone was always asking for the recipes I used so when I closed it up, I had some bills to pay off, I typed up each recipe and made copies, 1/2 typing page size and punched holes and tied with ribbon.  I sold them all (175) of the at $5 each.  I still have the one that I use all the time.  I am thinking I need to remake it again and put it in the antique shop downtown in my booth.

September 17, 2008
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GeorgiaZ said:

I was thinking about the scanning thing, that way it can retain the wrinkles and aged color and food smudges.  I guess then kind of scrap book it with some old family pics instead of trying to make a cookbook.  Its not like they are going to use it, its more just to look at, for memories.

Yeah, thats a much better idea.  Two great brains mashing together and we come up with a great idea!

Thanks!!!


You could scan and upload to snapfish.com and have it printed as a book.  I love snapfish!  They have alot of really neat features at  low costs.

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September 18, 2008
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Also Photoworks.com all you do is click and drag into the book you want and add any text you like and they make it into a book too....you can have a picture of anything on the front, you name the binder everything...so cool.

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