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Topic: Holiday gifts, family cookbook

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Subject: Holiday gifts, family cookbook
Date Posted: 12/6/2010 1:12 PM ET
Member Since: 3/19/2009
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In my family we've had some pretty amazing cooks and bakers. As the years have gone by and family members have moved away, passed away, etc. Some of our favorite foods have dropped from our menus since we don't have the recipes. There are often emails/phone calls between family members asking for if anyone knows who has this or that recipe. I decided that it was time to have a family recipe book; a collection of all of our favorite dishes/desserts. I've been tracking down and typing them up for weeks now. I've also included some of the current favorites that other family members might like. At the start of every recipe is memories specific to that recipe as related by different family members. A little like family history through food. So far there has been a lot of interest in the project. I'm getting a lot of requests to track down specific recipes and a lot of recipes sent to me via email for inclusion.

Staples makes photo copies for as little at 5 cents per page. Binders and dividers are inexpensive as well. For the younger more tech savy family members I'm putting their copies on CD, (even cheaper then printing). that is what members of my family are getting in their homemade goodies gift baskets this year. it takes some time, but its an inexpensive thoughtful gift.

Date Posted: 12/16/2010 12:32 AM ET
Member Since: 10/3/2006
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As long as you're going "whole hog" into this (pun DEFINATELY intended!) why don't you solicite and include a bunch of family photos?  This really sounds like a true gift of love from you to your Family!  They are going to bless you forever!


PS: If you have a scanner at home you can scan and print (and re-re-re-print) to your hearts content and NOT pay 5 cents per sheet!