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Old Fashioned Family Recipes

Good eating never gets old. Some of the best food we'll have the pleasure of polishing off in our lifetimes originates from old fashioned family recipes passed down through the generations. Share your favorite family recipes with us on this shared recipe board. Post your personal food pictures, old recipe cards and saved newspaper clippings from your mothers, grandmas, aunts and other relatives here. Follow this board to get an invite to post your family recipes here. Let the feast begin!

Here is a very simple recipe for maple icing from my mother’s copy of Out of Vermont Kitchens  compiled by the Trinity Mission and the Women’s Service League 1939. This is a beautiful antique book full of handwritten recipes and sketches from the contributors and a treasure to me. This recipe was  contributed to the book by Dorothy Lois Stead, 1939.

Preserve your Family Recipes. Use a scrapbook binder and divided page protectors to keep your handwritten family recipe cards safe in.

  • cyndi.sewinghappyplace

    added tip - scan these and save a backup somewhere in case the unthinkable happens. My son says, "If it doesn't exist in at least 2 places, it doesn't exist." Most genealogist already think of this for their records, but it is equally important for those recipes written in that special loved one's own handwriting!

Make handwritten family recipe card into ornaments - scan and print, send with a homemade batch or a baking dish/tool.