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Old 12-21-2004, 01:23 PM   #1
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Panic Attack...Almost

Last night I thought I had lost my notebook with all my handwritten secret recipes! I was in such a panic, myself and DH were looking all over the apartment for it. I tried to stay calm and methodically look everywhere. He was in a panic too, cuz he knows that if I can't find my notes, he's not getting anymore of the dishes that were listed in there. :-)

So this led me to think, should I be keeping these recipes and secrets somewhere else? What happens if this were ever to happen again? And I permanently loose the book?

How do you keep track of family recipes? Would love some ideas...thx!

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Old 12-21-2004, 01:36 PM   #2
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Obviously you have a computer, so how about on disk? I keep many of mine that way - they are easy to email someone, print out, modify, and cut & paste. I also have them all organized in different categories and headings in the computer so they are easy to find. I have had no major losses to date!
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Old 12-21-2004, 01:45 PM   #3
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I keep mine on the computer, but with my favorite ones I print out and put in a huge 3 ring notebook with dividers. It's hard to lose this 4" notebook. It always stays on top of the frige.
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Old 12-21-2004, 01:48 PM   #4
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I keep mine in a number of places. I have them on my computer. I also have them in my palm pilot. Some of you may remember that I lost all the info on my palm pilot not too long ago though. Some recipes I only had there (had not taken the time to transfer them to the computer) so those are lost forever. I also have a three ring binder that has most of my tried and true favorites. Last but, not least I have them on a CD backup. Finally I do not have any recipes that I keep secret. I get a lot of job in sharing a recipe that someone liked enough to ask for, so if it is one that I have shared, I can alway ask the friend I gave it to for a copy.
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Old 12-21-2004, 03:59 PM   #5
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I think I will backup my info on computer and disk. I tend to like to refer to my hand written copy. This usually jogs my memory of what was told to me, or experiences I had in past attempts to make something.

Ok, so I guess I only have one "secret" recipe that I guard. It's my mom's recipe for bao dough. I've often thought I could patent it and make millions...heheh or ten bucks.
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Ok, so I guess I only have one "secret" recipe that I guard.
Commit that one to memory
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htc, you should jot that "secret recipe" down and put it in, like the Family Bible....it would be terrible to lose such a piece of family history...

Take it from me, when "Auntie" passed on in the early '70's, there was no one that had the reicpe or learning for her unreplaceable scones...

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