A cook book for my kids
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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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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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.
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