Our daughter Jen resurrected some of her Grandmothers old recipes. The ones written in her Grandmothers hand. She made a scrapbook for herself, and gave a copy to her Father. Since then we commissioned another copy that was given to Far Guys sister.
When we cleaned out Far Guys Moms apartment recipes were found in drawers and tucked in books..I put them in a plastic bag..I knew they would be worth reading someday. One day Jen asked if she could take them home with her, and a recipe scrapbook was born. Jen was very close to her Grandmother, the recipe book was cathartic way to move on and forward through the grief that she felt after her Grandmas death.
The little bits of paper that these recipes are written on and the comments we make as we perfect a recipe are important. Historical in their own way.
I have a friend who started a new blog recently..she is sharing her Grandmothers recipes. Gram’s Recipe Box is a treasure trove of old recipes..I enjoy reading recipes..not so much the cooking part..but the reading part:)