Preserve your Family Recipes
Today while looking a book I remembered a project I did for my Mom a couple of years ago…I thought someone might like the idea so I dug up the photos to share. I can’t believe I forgot about this, since it is one of my favorite projects I’ve ever done.
I come from a long line of fabulous cooks. My mom, her mom and her aunt (I’m sure it goes even further back than that.) After my Grandma passed away, my Mom got all of her hand written recipe cards. I was visiting a few years ago and noticed them all stuck in a box. I thought that they should be put somewhere safe. I knew that Mom still wanted to use the recipes.
They are wonderful recipes… for awesome “lost things” like Hot Milk cake or Batter Cake.. all those wonderful treats that our grandmothers used to make us, but have since gotten lost in all of our “new fangled” conveniences at the grocery store.
I put together a scrapbook/recipe book for my Mom. I used all CTMH supplies (you can order from me if you want anything)…. I started with a 12×12 album.
I was ecstatic to realize the recipe cards were 4×6 so I placed them in the divided sheet protectors (you can get 12 4×6 recipe cards in each sheet- or 6 if they are written on both sides). That way they are safe from spills. I also put a protective cover on the scrapbook.
For the cover I printed an old photo of my Mom and her 2 sisters on sticky linen. Then just stuck it to the front of the album.
To keep things simple, I used 1 paper line from CTMH… along with the recipe card kit that matched. (it came with tabs too- how cool!)