This is my favorite cookbook. It was made by members of my Mom’s side of the family back in 1997. My Aunt Martha spearheaded the whole thing asking members of the family to send their favorite recipes and she retyped them, made copies, and bound the cookbook together. As you can see from my copy, its gotten a lot of use! In the upper right hand corner is a burn mark where I somehow got it too close to the burner! Just like any cookbook that is loved, it has food stains, spills and tattered pages throughout. I’ve referred to this cookbook tons of times over the years. The first few pages is a story told by my Great Uncle Bill of his favorite food memories as a child. Many are recipes from great Aunts and Uncles who have since passed away. It’s such a great way to preserve family recipes. Following are a few of my favorites:
This is a recipe for my chicken tortilla soup. As you can see by the stains on the page, I’ve made this one a lot!
This recipe was from my Great Aunt Selma. It was never a family reunion unless she made her famous crab dip!
And here is a recipe of a really healthy black bean salsa!
Has your family ever made a cookbook? I’ve always envisioned making my kids a cook book of the recipes I’ve made over the years, to take with them when they are on their own. It’s also a great idea to make a family cookbook to newlyweds just starting out together.
I hope you enjoyed seeing my families cookbook. I will be posting more recipes from it over the next few months