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Sunday, December 23, 2012

Capturing Memories

One of the best projects I have ever done, was created  a personal family recipe book.

I have SO many cookbooks but I only use a handful of recipes from each one. There was no need for me to keep them all and it became more of a hassle to guess where each recipe was.



I went to Zazzle and searched for kitchen binders. If you have never been to Zazzle you need to go and check them out! If you are looking for a personalized gift... this is where to get it! There are thousands of choices (these are just 2 of them).

After I did that, I purchased white dividers for my cookbook. The areas I created for my binder are breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, parties, edible projects, desserts, and drinks. As you can see I broke it down into when we eat particular foods. This makes it easier for my kids.

Lastly, I typed up the recipes and placed each one into a page protector in the right section of the book. It is an ongoing work in progress but so much fun and so worth the time and effort it took to create. I notated who the recipe came from and any special memories tied to it.

This would make such a fun project for families to work on together over the winter break. Make a copy and purchase an extra binder to give as a gift.


Since I am baking galore for the holidays, I thought I would share my favorite cookie recipes with all of you. Just click on the picture above to get your free copy!!

Capturing kitchen memories is a Zebra Quest for my students. Each month I create a family style Zebra Quest for my students to complete. The November quest was to collect at least 5 recipes from various family members and then try them! Students then brought in a copy to share with the class.

Once all the recipes have been completed, I created a recipe book for my class and sent home a copy of the recipes collected. It was a lot of fun and a great way to involve students and parents. I saved the recipe book and can add to it again next year.

Each recipe includes the student's name, grade, date, and which family member they collected the recipe from. The recipe and a picture are included. Reviews of the dishes are discussed with the family and not included.



In case you missed my St. Patrick's Day Green Pie Tradition. 
This is a great dessert for the holidays as well.



I am always looking for new cookie recipes to add to my personal collection. Please feel free to share your favorite recipe on your blog and leave me a comment with the link OR just leave the recipe in the comments. 

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6 Comments:

At December 23, 2012 at 2:51 PM , Blogger Ms. Chrissy B said...

That is so clever! I really like that. Also, I apologize about your giveaway scarf. I asked my boyfriend to mail it for me and I recently found that it has not been done! AAARRRGGHH! The humiliation!

It's on its way.

Buzzing with Ms. B

 
At December 23, 2012 at 2:53 PM , Blogger Rae said...

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At December 23, 2012 at 2:54 PM , Blogger Rae said...

Thanks for sharing this! It's so simple, yet so functional :) I have thought about doing something similar for my friends and families, but haven't really figured out the best way to do that...until now. I know what I am going to make next year for Christmas!

Happy Holidays!

R

 
At December 23, 2012 at 6:42 PM , Blogger Miss Foote said...

What a fun idea! I need to organize my recipes.

Laurie
Chickadee Jubilee

 
At December 24, 2012 at 11:17 AM , Blogger Jacqui said...

What a fun way to personalize and organize your recipes.

 
At December 26, 2012 at 6:33 PM , Blogger Amy - The Resource(ful) Room said...

I don't know if it's been so awhile since I visited your blog rather than reading it in google reader or if you just updated your look but I love it!!

Amy
The Resource(ful) Room

 

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