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My Mother’s Cookbook

My Mother's Cookbook Blog

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

The Holiday Season is the Best Time to Collect Recipes!

Collect Recipes During the Holidays Blog

Whether you are creating a family heirloom cookbook, one to share with friends or creating a fundraising cookbook, the holidays are perfect for collecting recipes! The holiday season is filled with food options. From large family meals to parties with appetizers and desserts. This is also a busy time when families take advantage of easy to make quick meals so they have time for holiday activities. With so many great recipes in use, it’s easy to collect favorites for a cookbook. Make recipe collection easy with our recipe collection forms (see below) and for more tips on collecting recipes read

Halloween Cookbook Project – A DIY for Kids of All Ages!

Create your own Halloween Cookbook. DIY Project. Free Downloads

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. Use these fun moments to sneak in a little learning and build some memories by creating a Halloween Cookbook! Once the fall season arrives announce a Halloween supper. It doesn’t have to be on October 31st, just a date close to Halloween that everyone is available to sit together for a meal. Encourage kids to make sure all family members know when the meal is

Vintage Canning Recipe Safety

Blog on Vintage Canning Recipe Safety

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

Creating a Cookbook During a Pandemic

Sitting creating a cookbook during a pandemic for fundraising or as a holiday gift or to sell.

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