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Tuesday, August 16, 2011

R is for Recipes and Memories

The whole idea of doing a book of recipes came to me when I came across so many of my mother's handwritten recipes.  A friend of mine, Cindy, was looking through my mother's notebooks, vintage recipe books, and handwritten notes and suggested that I keep them in a book.  I selected only a few pages of what is contained in the Recipes and Memories book to share in this post.  I hope that you enjoy my narrative pages (a trip down 50's memory lane), the scanned vintage photos, and the recipes.  You really should click each photo to enlarge so you can read and see the detail on each page. I'm joining Jenny Matlock's blog for Alphabe-Thursday and the letter "R".

                                        The Dedication Page to my mother and grandmothers.

      Four pages of childhood memories of our kitchen, family get-togethers, tons of food and love.



                                                               Some Italian recipes





                                          A staple in almost every kitchen~~~~~The Apron!
                                My mother's tattered apron...my grandmother may have worn it too.
                                                      So many happy photo memories



I really want my grandchildren to know part of their heritage and what it was like for me to grow up in the 50's, therefore, you can see the two children at the bottom of this last page.  This is not the last page in the memory book but it is the last page of this post.  I have 3 more typed pages for my grandchildren and a page that I have handwritten to them.  I hope that when they are older, all of this will make sense and they will treasure my memories as I have.


15 comments:

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is such an awesome idea!!! I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee it!!! :):):):):):):):):):):)

EG Wow said...

I really like the look of your book! It's a terrific idea.

ellen b. said...

A wonderful idea and follow through. Something to treasure and pass down. My family did this with our family recipes...

edenhills said...

What a great idea for the grandchildren and beyond to have a better understanding of their heritage. It makes me think I should start collecting some of my grandmother's recipes. Very nice post.

Teresa

JDaniel4's Mom said...

This is a terrific way to save memories. I love you layout.

Annesphamily said...

This is so beautiful! What a wonderful memory maker as well as book filled with so many beautiful and heart warming recipes. I so enjoyed this! God Bless! Anne

Vintagesouthernlife said...

This is so lovely and a wonderful way to pass down the family history along with precious memories.

Riet said...

How beautiful that is. Wonderful idea and I love Recipes and memories

Sue said...

What a treasure!!

=)

Monica said...

This is such a cool book! I have a lot of my grandma's recipes scanned into my computer and have been wanting to do something like this. I'd love to have some pictures to go in it also.

Ames said...

I have been doing the same thing. I framed my grandmother's Red Velvet Cake recipe. She made it every year for my sister's bithday. My sister pointed out to me that my grandmother used two bottles of red food coloring in that cake. Well, I didn't say it was healthy.~Ames

SOINSPIRED said...

I'm so proud of you Loretta! You are an amazing story teller. I love hearing your family history. Your daughter and grandkids are very lucky to have you and this amazing book. You are honoring your Mother's memory.

Jenny said...

This is such a wonderful idea! I'm glad you're gathering these memories for your family. These will be treasured heirlooms for each of the lucky recipients...I have no doubt!

I bet you shed some tears on this walk down memory lane...you have such a beautiful, tender heart.

Thanks for sharing this.

Hugs and A++++++++++++++++

Betty (picture circa 1951) said...

I love this idea! You've done a great job.

beckyp said...

I like your book