Sunday, May 23, 2010

Big New Project

For the past few years
my cousins and I have been gathering recipes
and wanting to put together a family cookbook.

I took them all and typed them up
and have been carrying them around on a
flash drive for almost 2 years now.

Last summer while my cousin Gina was home
we went and got some prices on getting them printed
and we got a really good price

now we just had to get them formatted and emailed
to the place and it would be complete.

Well ~ I have never gotten around to formatting them
which are currently in Word
and it would take all of an afternoon to complete
but it is something I have been putting off
and putting off...

Last week while I was on vacation
I thought I would compile them
and at least make them available on line
to the kin folk

so that is what I did...

A History in the Baking

l-r My Grandmother Barb, Great-Grandmother Helene
Aunt Dorcas (on the floor) and Aunt Francie

We just picked the sweet ones
the ones that brought back memories for us all

the ones that Grammy used to make on the farm
ones passed down from her mother
to her 3 daughters

Ones like:
Birds Nests

Oatmeal Crackers

Pineapple Squares

These are the ladies that helped gather the recipes
and I want to give a shout out to them all!

Carolyn, Dianne, me, Gina & Julie

Anne & Aunt Sue

So if you are looking for something sweet
drop by and look through the list

I can vouch for them all
(except the fruitcakes)
as I have sampled them in the past
and have the thighs to show for it!



Chez Zizi said...

That is so awesome Lori! What a great accomplishment. I will have to try some new recipes!

mimi charmante said...

that is fabulous - what a wonderful project!
have a great Sunday my friend,

Recaptured Charm said...

Terrific project Lori, since all your recipes have something behind it. I just started my own little site, but I only have a handful of recipes on it. I have TONS of paper scraps all over, so I thought each time I make something, I'll put it on my site and get rid of another paper. Your recipe site is full! Looks great. It could just be me, but I'm having problems with some fonts on it.. just ask if anyone else is too. Might just be my browser though.
I'll have to whip up some recipes from yours and post it (with full credit of course) on mine!

Farmgirl Paints said...

That is a BIG project. I bet it feels so good to have that now. It's special. Oatmeal crackers...that sounds yummy:)

Jacqueline @ HOME said...

Oh Lori,
What a wonderful thing to do. ....and, what delicious memories they all must bring back to you. I love the fact that you all have collaborated on it. It will also be there for ever for future generations to refer to.
Nigella Lawson has all of her mother's and grandmother's recipes on odd bits of paper. I expect that they have all been put on the computer by now though !
A lot of hard work, Lori but, well worth it. When you've finished that, I think a 'Lori's Cocktail Book' should be written !! You might need two volumes for that !! haha. XXXX said...

Wow, that is alot of work! I know cause I have tried many times to just get mine in order and the pile just keeps on growing! Love your mosiac and title you gave it. I can't wait to try some. I do agree with Jackie thought that you should do a cocktail book too! How fun would that be to sample?

Lou said...

I love this idea - recipes handed down are one of the most valuable things! Lovely post, Louise x

Love the Decor! said...

Wow hooray for you. THe ones you have showed us look wonderful!! Love the idea of preserving family recipes!

Herbgirl said...

Family recipe collections are always the very best. CAn't wait to check them out.
Hugs N herbal blessings, Mandy

Mikal said...

I love that story! My dad has my grandma's recipe box and I need to do something like this for all her recipes... I'm sure he'll never part with it! :)

Those photos are look so yummy... I don't know if I can look at the recipes... may cause me more thigh problems too.

Have a GREAT week!


Cathi said...

That is fabulous, Lori....My sister did that one year for our family reunion - we all had to submit our fave recipes plus alot from our grandmother and other relatives...I treasure it!

I think Jackie is right, a cocktail book is in order next!

Have a beautiful day! xxoo :)