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« on: July 01, 2008 12:16:39 PM »

My Mother:
The woman who gave me life.
The woman who chose to stay at home to take care of her family and when need be, the one who took a part time job to bring in extra spending money for us.
The one who, even after doing so much, came home and made dinner for the family, bringing us together.
The one who taught me all I know, and has so much more to teach me; in life, in love, in everything.
The one person in my life that knows all my secrets and doesn't pass any judgment onto me; never forcing me to be someone I'm not.
The one who supported me through all my struggles and hardships and will continue to do so 'til the day she dies, and long after, for the love and respect I hold for her will not fade, nor be forgotten.

20 pages of her recipes.  Some old, some new.  Recipes she brought with her from Germany; recipes I grew up with.

Throughout the entire project, she was there to help me.  She found the pictures, and sat, talking with me, as I assembled it.

I now have a cookbook/scrapbook to take with me wherever I go with memories of my mother and her wonderful recipes.
« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2008 12:31:50 PM »

I cant believe I get to make the first comment WHAT AN AMAZING COOKBOOK!!!!!!

I have to say, that is extremely touching, and so well done, I love the designs on the paper, and when you are using the recipe you can look at the pictures to reminisce, and something lovely to pass on to future generations!!! oh my word... i totally teared up when i saw your post!! this rocks!
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« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2008 12:45:59 PM »

That's a really great idea and a wonderful keepsake.

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« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2008 01:24:22 PM »

I wish someone would have thought of this when my grandmas were around.  Can't get the food to taste the same.  I miss my favorite dishes.

Oprah, had a show where a retired school teacher was turning 60'ish and they did something similar.  She mentioned to coworkers and some friends that she never had a birthday party in her life.  They got together and gave her a memory album.  Each person wrote what the person meant to them in a letter.

I did this for my mom's 50th BD.  Sent out 200 SAE a got back 120.  Had to steal her little address book to copy everyones address.  She went crazy for a week looking for it.  LOL!!!  I hid it in her office later for her to find.  Her father was the first letter in the album.

Also, there was something on the internet where a math teacher had students write down everyone's name and what was special about them.  She copied each letter and what each person said about them and who they were.  One young man was killed serving his country. At a dinner after his funeral his parents asked her if she was the math teacher he often talk about.  The father showed her what his son had carried around in his wallet weathered and folded.  Fellow classmates reply they also had their letters some on them and others tucked away. 

Very nice idea for someone to treasure.

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« Reply #4 on: July 01, 2008 01:47:36 PM »

this is amazing, such a great idea.  Grin

« Reply #5 on: July 01, 2008 04:32:33 PM »

What a great idea! I as well grew up with german and swiss food it's soo good.

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« Reply #6 on: July 01, 2008 05:39:58 PM »

This is so sweet! I love that your mother is your hero.  Smiley

« Reply #7 on: July 01, 2008 06:02:20 PM »

Thank you, everyone, for all your kind words.
It was fun to make with my mom and I love the idea of having her recipes with me wherever I go and being able to pass it down to my children. Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: July 01, 2008 09:23:49 PM »

I want to do this SO bad... what a sweet entry, and it looks lovely!

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« Reply #9 on: July 02, 2008 05:44:34 AM »

That's wonderful.  So thoughtful and meaningful.  Great job. 

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