A cook book for my kids

United States
November 15, 2017 8:30pm CST
Several years ago, my granddaughter gave me a pretty book with pages to add my recipes to. I have always loved to collect recipes from everywhere, but never got around to trying them all. I realized that one day my kids wouldn't know which of my recipes were good or not. So I went through each one and typed and printed only the ones that I had tried and knew were good. Then I thought about dishes that I've made for years that were never written down. I printed those also. I even included how to make certain things, not just the recipe. You know, little things we learn to do over the years. So, I've pretty much finished it and included at least one recipe from all the kids and grandkids. Well, my son is the only one without a contributed recipe. I'll have to see what he can donate. I don't think take out from Applebees would count. Although he does grill some killer steaks, so his instructions will go in the book. Do you use a cook book very much?
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@LadyDuck (121894)
• Switzerland
16 Nov
I have many pretty old cook books about traditional cuisine of my country. I bought many others, because every time I visited a place I bought a few cook books of the local recipes. Every time I try a recipe, I write it down, I take photos and I place the recipe with the photo in a binder. I have 5 binders already full of recipes. I wonder if my niece would ever go through them.
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• United States
16 Nov
What a wonderful keepsake and practical too.
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@LadyDuck (121894)
• Switzerland
16 Nov
@1creekgirl Every time I try something and it comes out good, my husband wants to be sure I write it in my book.
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17 Nov
This method is great !
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@youless (87148)
• Guangzhou, China
16 Nov
I also like reading cooking books. In the past I liked borrowing them from the library. Today it is just so convenient to look for any recipes via the net. And therefore I depend on the internet much more today.
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• United States
16 Nov
I frequently look up recipes on allrecipes.com. I like that you can read lots of reviews.
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16 Nov
@1creekgirl I agree your viewpoint is better and i think that your cooking is very nice .
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• United States
16 Nov
@HappyZhou168 Thanks for your comment.
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@Srbageldog (5488)
• United States
16 Nov
I used to use cookbooks a lot more before I just started looking for recipes online. What a useful gift, though! I wish my grandma had written some of her recipes down. Some were passed down to me by my mom, who just learned to make them from her (you basically just throw together the ingredients and taste-test it until you get it right), but others were lost. My mom still laments not writing down her mother's carrot cake recipe -- when she got married, I guess my dad didn't like carrot cake, so she didn't think to write it down and take it with her.
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• United States
16 Nov
That's sad that the recipe is lost. I wish I knew how to make my grandmother's coconut cake.
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• United States
17 Nov
@1creekgirl I wish I knew how to make my grandma's chocolate pie. I loved that when I was a kid. I am glad I know how to make her potato salad and baked beans, though. My cousins don't know how to make them because nobody ever taught them.
@BelleStarr (32032)
• Portland, Connecticut
17 Nov
I love to read them and look at the pictures and I collect them. I look at them for inspiration but not necessarily the recipes.
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• United States
18 Nov
To me, it's more enjoyable than any magazine.
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@BelleStarr (32032)
• Portland, Connecticut
18 Nov
@1creekgirl Yes for me too but I do like some magazines.
@UncleJoe (8557)
• Virginia Beach, Virginia
17 Nov
Never have. I tend to invent as I go.
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• United States
17 Nov
I love to look through cook books and try something new. I get in trouble when I decide to get creative.
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@UncleJoe (8557)
• Virginia Beach, Virginia
17 Nov
@1creekgirl I have been fortunate because I only made the dog sick ONE time.
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@1hopefulman (20311)
• Canada
16 Nov
That's a good idea to collect some recipes to pass on to your family. I don't have any cookbooks. I don't follow any cookbooks. I just create simple meals depending on what I have.
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• United States
16 Nov
That can be fun to just get creative.
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@1hopefulman (20311)
• Canada
16 Nov
@1creekgirl Yes it is!
@cahaya1983 (9629)
• Malaysia
16 Nov
I don't, actually. I get all my recipes either from the Internet or from family and relatives and then keep them in a "Recipes" folder in my phone.
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• United States
17 Nov
That's a good way to keep them.
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• Malaysia
18 Nov
@1creekgirl Yes and I can share them easily with family and friends too.
@responsiveme (14414)
• India
16 Nov
I love reading them and there is an old tattered one , my grandmother's . But nowadays find myself checking out the YouTube video. Yours is a very good idea, especially because it will have that personal touch
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• United States
16 Nov
I know you treasure that one from your grandma.
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• India
16 Nov
@peachpurple (10991)
• Malaysia
16 Nov
I don't have a pretty cook book, I used my son 's old exercise book ( homework ) which had left over unused pages , combine them into a thick book. I write down recipes by hand, tested and jot down the results. Yes, I use my cook book daily because I have a lousy memory. Now, I have 5 of them. I need to reshuffle them
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• United States
16 Nov
Sounds like you came up with a good idea.
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@peachpurple (10991)
• Malaysia
17 Nov
@1creekgirl just to recycle and reuse old books, don't have to spend money
@andriaperry (33144)
• Anniston, Alabama
17 Nov
For desserts only. I have written two cook books but I have not published them yet. I also have the photos of what the food looks like when done, a few with complete photo instructions.
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• United States
17 Nov
That's so cool! Let us know when they're finished.
@FayeHazel (11737)
• United States
16 Nov
Oh that is a lovely idea -- a gift that Im sure will be cherished and enjoyed. I love trying new things out of cookbooks
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• United States
16 Nov
I love to just sit down and look through cook books.
@Shellyann36 (8618)
• United States
16 Nov
That is an excellent idea. I would love a book from my Mama with all of her recipes in it. I think I will get with her and have her explain to me her methods. It would be a great gift for me and my younger sisters and the grandkids.
17 Nov
It sounds good !
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