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« on: June 17, 2004 05:01:12 PM »

The family cookbook
The idea started while two of my aunts were floating on our summer vacation at Lake Shasta last year. They thought “Wouldn’t it be great if we could get together all of our family’s recipes?!?!” So they sent out letters to my big Mormon family telling them to submit all of their favorite recipes. Then I tediously typed up all the recipes (grr…that sucked up my entire summer) and then we had ourselves a family cookbook. The book has 200+ recipes from practically everyone in the family (I have a huge extended family). Recipes range from ‘Potato Cheese Soup’ to ‘Get-A-Guy-Brownies’ to ‘Cranberry Bread’.  All the recipes were typed up, copied, and put in a binder for each family member.  Dividers with a family photo and category heading were added. I think it’s a great way to preserve my family’s history. Although it does guarantee you’ll become a good cook by trying out all the recipes (case in point: me. I can’t cook to save my life)

picture of cover (sorry for fuzziness)

a couple of dividers

my first time posting pics so i hope it works! i'm crossing my fingers  Undecided
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« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2004 11:32:49 PM »

wow! that sounds like a lot of work, and looks pretty awesome. i love homemade family archives, as corny as they can be.

is everything bound in binders?

There's no such thing as too much information, so: All About My Vagina
« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2004 02:28:13 PM »

that's a really neat idea, my family's planning a reunion of sorts this summer, and i think i'll try something similar.

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or you might not see her at all
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cuz she sees you been down so long"
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« Reply #3 on: June 30, 2004 03:03:13 PM »

My husband and I did something like this at around our wedding. at our shower we had everyone bring their favorite picture of us and their favorite recipe and took all the hand written pieces from everyone and pictures and made a book and on one page would be my grandmothers farvorite picture of me and then her meatloaf recipe. Then we made bound books out of  color copies and gave them to our mothers and grandmothers. and kept one for ourselves. Its neat because it has all these photos of the two of us growing up and all these hand wriitten recipes.
« Reply #4 on: June 30, 2004 03:16:47 PM »

wow hillarybillary... that is an AWESOME idea. that is such a great project for a bridal shower.... must alert my bridal-wedding-shower-planning-obsessed-aunt (actually i think it has already passed obsession)! she is always looking for new ideas and this would be a great one.

(completely off topic but... when i was four i used to get up every morning early to watch the news and my family thought it was hilarious that a four year old would watch the news everyday. so one of my uncles wanted to see if i really watched the news attentively so he asked me, "Who is the president of the US?" and I replied quickly "Billary Clinton". My uncle still laughs about that one because hillary was sort of half-president back then...lol. anyways, hillarybillary that's why your name struck me funny)
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« Reply #5 on: June 30, 2004 03:39:43 PM »

i must say i never even tought of the whole bill clinton/hillary clinton thing when picking this name. i am just terrible at picking screen names and so i just picked the first thing that came to mind.   Cheesy
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« Reply #6 on: July 02, 2004 01:14:33 AM »

that is such a neat idea.. i think i'm going to have to try it sometime with my (rather large) family.. we havent had a reunion in quite a while, although they used to be annual.. but the next time we're all together i've gotta remember to bring this up...


« Reply #7 on: September 10, 2004 12:06:54 AM »

speaking of mormon... any cooking ideas for something to send a mormon missionary? it'd be going from cali to puerto rico so it'd have to survive shipping... and sorry for getting this thing off topic...
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