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Do you have favorite childhood recipes from growing up?
Wouldn’t it be great if you could preserve all those recipes in a cook book?
Growing up I have such fond memories of my grandma and great grandma cooking. They were the best cooks and always made such yummy things!
They would invite us over for family dinners and holidays and we would bond over food. I still remember the smell and taste of some of these recipes to this day.
As I grew older it became more fun because I could share recipes with my grandmother.
She would spend so much time in the kitchen with me teaching me how to cook those family favorite recipes and passing the love of cooking on to me.
When my grandmother passed I inherited all of her treasured family recipes.
I was left with countless antique recipe boxes, Tupperware containers, and notebooks full of handwritten recipes that she had collected over the years.
But, how could I preserve these precious recipes?
I wanted to save them to pass on to my kids someday. To be able to place all of my favorites in one safe place where I could find them and actually use them.
Making a cookbook out of the recipes I wanted to save became my goal!
If you have a ton of family recipes laying around this is an easy way to organize them in a place where you can actually use them.
How to Create a Recipe Book with Childhood Favorite Recipes
Creating my cookbook has been a long process, especially with the amount of recipes I have to look through!
I started by looking through the recipe boxes and looking for childhood favorite recipes that I recognized and things I wanted to try.
Once I found the recipes I wanted for this cookbook I started adding them into CreateMyCookbook!
Using CreateMyCookbook to Preserve Family Recipes
You can add in images of the recipes or family photos as you go.
One of my favorite things about it is that you can add in recipes before you place them into your cookbook. So, if there are leftover recipes that don’t fit you can save them for another cookbook.
You will end up with a family cookbook customized the way you want it!
Entering the recipes through CreateMyCookbook is really easy too. You just fill out the form for each recipe and add it to the category you want.
There is even a bulk edit feature that makes it easy to make changes.
Some of my recipes were challenging to enter. Either because they were written in hard to read cursive or had ingredients that would be substituted for something else today.
I noticed that in the really old recipes some called for lard or shortening, which would be replaced with butter or olive oil today.
Typing in these recipes takes time, but it will be so worth it in the end to have them all in a recipe book!
I’m sure I will need to make more than one recipe book. The first one is almost done and I look forward to sharing it here in a future post!
Do you plan on putting your family recipes together in a cookbook? Tell me about it in the comments below!
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