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Great frugal idea for upcoming Holidays!!!!!

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This is what my sister did for us last year

R is for Recipes. Last fall, my sister asked every one in our family
for their favorite recipe. She used her computer to type all the
recipes and inserted family pictures of whoever sent it in. They even
cooked up some of the recipes and added photos of the food. The kids
drew some extra pictures and she scanned them in. The family recipe
book is so cute. She gave everyone a copy, including the babies so
they would have their own for later. We'll keep it forever.

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Old 08-26-2008, 08:57 PM

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What a great idea! My Mom would LOVE something like this.
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That is a awesome idea. Having a cajun family we have lots of wonderful cooks. I will have to do that.

Thanks for sharing the idea.
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Thanks for sharing, I'm working on a cookbook to give each of my kids when they move out. I'm trying to personalize each one such as...You loved this dish when you were 10 or your little sisters liked when you helped them make this for Thanksgiving in 2007 etc. I hadn't thought about adding pictures....
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How Cute!

My sister did this a few years ago she gathered all of our Grannie's favorite recipes and made a cookbook in her honor.
She took photos of Grannie and wrote a short synopsis about her:
example- Where She grew up, Her parent's names, Names of her Siblings, her favorite things to do as a child, etc.

Grannie passed away just 3 weeks ago.
We are all so thankful that my Sister had the "Foresight" to make this recipe book . . .
now we will always have Grannie's favorite recipes to share with our grandchildren.
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I used to teach Recipe Scrapbook classes at the local scrapbook store, and encouraged people to make their own pages with their own recipes also, or to switch out my recipes for their own. One lady who came to my classes gave a completed recipe scrapbook of their fave recipes to her son when he went off to college. He called her one day from the grocery store. He was going to make one of her recipes, and said, "I can't find green onions. Is it okay to just use 6 white or yellow onions instead?" She cracked up. "Green onions are the 'stick' onions!!!" she told him. Can you imagine how that casserole would've tasted?!? Blech!!!
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That is a great idea for people who have large families. (like me, ) Thanks!
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Very cute idea. I have some recipes written in my grandmothers handwriting and my mom's handwriting ( both no longer living) that I would love to make into a recipe book for my granddaughter. Thanks for the great suggestion.

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I just emailed all my family members and asked for favorite reciepes, favorite pictures and fond family memories!! I gave them a deadline of the end of sept, I know if I dont start gathering now this will never get done!!! this is going to be a fun project I think
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My aunt did this for us about 10 years ago, I still have it. I really enjoy looking back at it b/c she put in some of our favorite quotes from our grandparents and one of the stories my cousin wrote about going to my grandmas. Some of our favorite family recipes are in there too which I always like to refer to.

We should probably do another one of these as its such a fun thing to do and great to have to refer to!!!
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My mom's side of the family did this when I was little. Each of the orginal 4 brother/sister (my grandmothers generation) and all of their grown adult children submitted a recipe and a picture of their family at that time. Then someone typed it all up and inserted the pictures, my mom uses the recipe book all the time.

There is talks that someone is hoping to redo the cookbook for the next family reunion (in about 3 years) since my generation is all grown up and we are into the great grandchildren stage of the game.
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This is such a neat idea! I wish I was creative enough to do something like this. Knowing me I would start it now and it would be finished until 2 christmas's from now.
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This is such a cool idea, I'll keep it in mind to make it for when my kids are older. Does anyone know where to buy those blank hardcover books that you can write in? The store I used to buy them from no longer exists and that would be perfect for this. Thanks!
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How are you folks doing the binding? What size is the format?
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This is a great idea! I've actually been asked quite often lately to share some of my recipes with random people - I think I might try this out for holiday gifting this year!
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I've been wanting to do this, especially since I'm vegetarian and would love to keep track of recipes. I think I'm going to try making it this year.
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Love it. I think I am going to have to give it a go. Thanks!!
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