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Old 04-18-2014, 09:45 AM   #11
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A few years ago, I purchased a binder style recipe book with divided plastic sleeves like a photo album has. It came with blank recipe cards and dividers. I have been "handwriting" recipes that are special to me and/or family members and compiling this book to hand down to my daughter/granddaughters. :(
That's a perfect idea for passing special recipes onto future generations. Too bad my mom didn't do that---- or me. But those were different generations.

Gentle nag here---- please check and see if that binder you bought uses archival materials in it. Maybe you've already thought of that.
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Gentle nag here---- please check and see if that binder you bought uses archival materials in it. Maybe you've already thought of that.

Good question, I am thinking, not Cave. It was inexpensive. I do think it will last a good many years. I have two small scrapbooks that my mother-in-law put together with recipes clipped from newspapers and a few handwritten ones,they are in decent shape for being 50-60 years old, (definitely not archival materials) oh well at least mine will last that long ;)
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Good question, I am thinking, not Cave. It was inexpensive. I do think it will last a good many years. I have two small scrapbooks that my mother-in-law put together with recipes clipped from newspapers and a few handwritten ones,they are in decent shape for being 50-60 years old, (definitely not archival materials) oh well at least mine will last that long ;)
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Old 04-18-2014, 05:44 PM   #14
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When my mother passed away I had the presence of mind to grab her recipe box before anyone else. LOL I'm not talking a little box with index cards in it. It was a big box, similar to a shoe box. She had recipes she had written down, some she had clipped from magazines. I still have that box. I have followed some of the recipes but I still cannot duplicate her cinnamon rolls or her salmon croquettes. Just not the same.
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Old 04-18-2014, 06:52 PM   #15
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A few years ago, I purchased a binder style recipe book with divided plastic sleeves like a photo album has. It came with blank recipe cards and dividers. I have been "handwriting" recipes that are special to me and/or family members and compiling this book to hand down to my daughter/granddaughters. It might not mean much right now, but maybe later when I am gone..... I know how happy I was to to come across a couple of recipe cards in my grandmother's hand, that had been left behind in a drawer after my aunt and uncle had cleaned out her home.
As for ""unusual events" I didn't get to see the "blood moon". Too many clouds here :(
Kayelle, I gave as a wedding gift, one of those binders to a coworker. She fell in love with it. She had some of her grandmothers recipe that were hand written and in bad shape. She wanted to rewrite them and this was the perfect gift for her. She was thrilled to get it.
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Well, the book is here and it's really cute. Beautifully illustrated and it was apparently compiled to generate funds for a scholarship fund in the name of someone in the family who had passed away. What a nice idea. It's very homey, back of the label type recipes and I'm looking forward to trying them out. There is a cheese (cake) pie that is calling my name.

I have three binder now of my own recipes (stolen from here and other food websites) that I either use already or want to try out. There is a baking binder, a normal compilation of main dishes, sides and soups / stews and I've just had to separate out crockpot / pressure cooker recipes. Which is redundant because most recipes can either be adapted to crockpot or pressure cooker.

I assuming I'm not alone here and nobody is looking at me like I need a 12 step
program of some sort.
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Unusual events.

Mmyap, those are the best kind of cookbooks, IMO. There is so much family history associated with many of the recipes. How nice of your MIL to offer it to you! We have a family cookbook that someone in my MIL's family decided to put together many years ago, each extended family member submitted one or more recipes, their full name and where they live(d) is included with the recipes, so it's easy to figure out where they fall in the family. It doesn't matter that some of the recipes are made from packaged food or are repeats of popular or trending recipes from the past, it's just a great piece if family history. Hmmmm......I think we need one for my DH's dad's side, we just had a mini reunion last weekend and there were some yummy foods there! ;). Enjoy your "new to you book".
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I forgot to mention before that I have a most interesting website in my favorites. Those of you interested in vintage recipes will have as much fun browsing there as I do. This gal has done a really remarkable job!

Vintage Recipes | RecipeCurio.com
Fascinating reading.
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