Sharing older recipes from our family and their cookbooks
There are few things considered more nostalgic than combing through those family dated recipes.
These vintage recipes can be interesting and sometimes amazing… and finding an old recipe in cursive handwriting can be a real treasure. Really cooking with Grandma!
Our family recipe cards or papers are usually faded and stained, tucked away in recipe boxes for safe keeping until we need that cookie or casserole recipe. Then, out come the cards for a day of cooking and baking before they are carefully replaced in the box—sometimes with a new spot of butter or dusting of flour.
Handwritten family recipes are truly priceless. There’s just something special about following your grandmother’s own cursive script to prepare one of her signature dishes, especially during the holidays.
Preserving these recipes keeps loved ones’ memories alive after they’ve left us and ensures that they can be shared with future generations.
So, how can we preserve those physical records?
By sharing these older recipes from our family and their cookbooks!
In my collection you’ll find some of Grandma’s favorites, while others were found in relatives personal belongings.
Grandma has digitized her favorite family recipes by typing them into a WordPress blog.
Step-by-step instructions with a few pictures have been added, and now her collection is available to the world.
The flip side of this is that our recipes are now on the web for all to see, so secret family recipes won’t be secret anymore.
My grandmother loved sharing her recipes with others, I’m certain she would have been happy to know that her favorite dishes are now available for cooks across the world to enjoy.
Sharing older recipes from our family and their cookbooks.
Some may be Grandma’s favorites, while others were found in relatives personal belongings.
There’s a lot to share, so please be patient and we try to get them uploaded.
Afternoon Baking With Grandma
Fruit – Apples
Soup & Stew