A cookbook handed down from mom is a treasure. It’s more than just a collection of recipes printed on paper! Stains on the pages tell stories of meals prepared and creased corners point to favorite dishes that were cooked time and time again. Last time I was home, I went through my mother’s cookbook. There were newspaper clippings of recipes and my second-grade school photo marking the page for a recipe of chocolate chip cookies. Written in the margin are notes that suggest additional ingredients and alternate baking times. There’s even a tattered envelope postmarked 1982 that has a dessert
Time to Collect Recipes The holidays are perfect for collecting recipes for a cookbook project. So many great foods are cooked and baked for holiday meals and parties. For busy families, easy-to-make quick meals help make time for holiday activities. With so many great recipes in use, it’s easy to collect favorites for a cookbook. A Few Tips for Recipe Collection Have recipe forms handy to copy recipes onto. Snap a photo with your phone of recipes you don’t have time to write down. Email interactive recipe forms to friends and family so they can easily send you their favorite recipes.
DIY Halloween Cookbook Project For Kids of All Ages At Halloween, it’s important to feed the ghosts and goblins in your home. They may look like normal children today, but with a simple costume change, they suddenly become anything from Batman to a butterfly. This DIY for kids allows you to use these fun moments to sneak in a little learning and build memories by creating a Halloween Cookbook! Plan a Meal Once the fall arrives announce a Halloween supper. Find a date close to or on Halloween when everyone is available to sit together for a meal. Encourage kids
Safety of Vintage Canning Recipes It’s very common to find old canning recipes tucked into family collections or in vintage fundraising cookbooks. However, these vintage canning recipes may contain safety concerns. With modern cooking, we know more about what makes canning safe, but those who are inexperienced in the kitchen may not know the safety concerns. Let’s look at some considerations before putting vintage canning recipes in your cookbook. Old Versus New Recipes Vintage recipes contain ingredients that have changed over time and may now be store-bought instead of home-grown. One example is that today’s tomatoes do not have the
The world of cookbooks is ever evolving and spring of 2020 will bring a whole new realm of cookbook evolution. The good news is with people home more they are cooking more, so cookbooks that were gathering dust are being cracked wide open. Moms and grandmas are answering questions ranging from boiling water to how to bake bread. It’s a time of returning to basics and more people will be making sure they have a good quality cookbook in the cupboard from here on out. What about e-books, what about online recipes? Right now homes are filled with families trying