Saturday, January 2, 2010

Passing Down Recipes

The other day I was thinking how I would really of loved to have some of my Mom's favorite recipes. I have a few of her special dessert recipes but hardly any of her regular everyday dinner recipes. How on earth did she gets those pork chops just right? I've never found the exact recipe but something similar. Now that Mom has passed I don't have a way to get the information. Yes, of course, she has cookbooks and written down recipes but she has so many I have no idea where to start or what is really good. When I got married and had children I had to find recipes and ask a lot of questions. Mom was a good cook and I simply just can't compare.

I also thought how much I would love some of my Mother-In-Laws Recipes. So, this prompted me to put together a little project for my kids.

I picked up two of the "cookbook size" binders from Walmart. I will be putting together cookbooks for the kids (or their wives) of all of our favorites. So, now when I print off a recipe I print 3. One for my cookbook and one for each of theirs. This will be something I will probably pass on to them when they move out or get married. I even plan to jot down their own comments and thoughts about the meal.

If I feel creative one of these days I will scrapbook the front and slide it into the front. For now, it will just say "Ayden's Cookbook" and "Mason's Cookbook" until I have more time. I hope that this helps them (and their wives). They may not like all the recipes when they get older but this will save them some time trying to find a tried and true recipe. And I'll get to pass on some of my mom's yummy recipes too!


  1. What an amazing idea!! That will be so meaningful in the future.

  2. I love this idea! I won't put all the recipes I have in these books...just our tried and true recipes that we use all the time. Not recipes that "sound good" either. And, I think I'll put their kiddo comments in there like "Mommy this was the bestest meat ever ever ever!" They can read those later and have a ball.