The art of cooking and perfecting family recipes is under appreciated these days. Decades ago, families use to cook meals together. Centuries ago, the preparation of the main meal was a daylong event with many family members needed to remember the steps and ingredients.
Today, in a time of fast food and busy lives, family recipes and the ritual of meal preparation have been pushed to the side. Keep the flavors of your family history alive by recording your family recipes for your children, grandchildren and generations beyond to experience.
~ Your Family Recipes ~
Is there a favorite apple pie that your family looks forward to every Fall? A sweet potato pie concoction floating around on Thanksgiving dinner tables? Does Uncle Jim have a tried-and-true barbecue sauce or marinade that everyone looks forward to in the summers? One day, those great chefs might not be around to prepare such satisfying and mysterious palette-pleasers.
Document these family recipes in a “Family Cookbook” and always be able to savor the memories of those special events. Whether on a printed document to distribute as gifts or post to an online family website so everyone can reference.
~ A Family Cookbook ~
Well-known family meal expert Rachel Ray recommends HeritageCookbook.com. The site offers a free trial membership to one relative to input recipes, with the option to extend the site’s access to other relatives. The site will index your family recipes and even allow you to add photographs. The best feature is that many relatives can enter into the same online, collective cookbook at once, so it can be completed quickly. In addition families can order laminated and bound or spiral-ring finished products.
Looking for a more budget friendly option? Microsoft Word allows you to make a do-it-yourself Family Cookbook. Research online to gather ideas on how you want it to layout and then once set, schedule a visit or phone interview with the family cooks so you can record their treasured family recipes. From there, type up the family recipes and distribute copies to everyone!
~ Legacy Videos ~
Give your parent or grandparent the gift of a lifetime by capturing their life story in a Video Memoir.
Here at Family Line Video we produce Legacy Videos, modern-day memoirs that weave a filmed interview together with family photos, documents, maps and other memorabilia. The result is a beautiful “moving portrait” capturing your loved one as they recount their life story, family history and memories – a gift your family will treasure for generations to come.
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~ The Gift of a Lifetime ~
~ Family Recipes ~