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Mar. 30, 2009 7:29 am 
Updated: Apr. 7, 2009 2:31 pm
My oldest daughter is getting married soon so I decided to prepare a personal cookbook for her of my recipes that she likes and some new ones.  She had been calling asking how to make certain dishes so she can make them for her fiance, that is when I decided to write her this cookbook, I know she will treasure it for years to come and it's so much more personal than anything I could buy.  I will put it in a basket with some kitchen tools, gadgets, hand towels ect...  I have always loved cooking but she never had an interest until now so this will be a wonderful surprise.
 
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Teresa 
Mar. 30, 2009 7:42 am
Are you going to hand write it? A hand written recipe book would be really great to past on to future generations.I have a few recipes that are in my Grandmothers handwriting and they mean the world to me.She has been gone now for over 30 years.I laminated them so that they will stay with us a long time.They are in a notebook with other family recipes.I plan on handind it down to my daughter one day.She is almost 21 now but I plan on keeping it till she gets my age(48) at least.
 
Mar. 30, 2009 8:07 am
What a great idea!! Another suggestion would be for you to contact the fiance's mom and ask her what his favourite foods are and for her recipes for them!! Also remember to put in the how to's forChristmas cooking etc that are traditional in your family that you all take for granted, for example my mom always made a sausage stuffing for Christmas and even if she was coming here I asked her to make it. Now I know what went into it but never saw her make it and never got her measurements and now that she has passed away I cannot for the life of me get it right!! Ah well I will keep on trying maybe on day I will repicate it exactly!!
 
Mar. 30, 2009 3:37 pm
I did the same thing for my daughter who's getting married in a few months. Have you looked at www.tastebook.com? The cookbook I made her came out great! I put in family favorites, her favorites, and some new ones I thought she'd enjoy. I uploaded pictures of every recipe too.
 
Mar. 30, 2009 6:36 pm
My sister did that for her daughter, too-she is a wonderful cook & always experimenting-she's much better at it than I am, since she likes cooking & I only do it so I can eat.
 
Apr. 1, 2009 9:46 am
Such a wonderful gift to pass down. I think it's a spectacular idea. My husband and I are doing the same thing for our girls. (Even though they are only 27 months and nine months!) Both my mother and grandmother passed away and I only knew how to make one recipe of each of theirs.
 
Apr. 6, 2009 8:26 am
Yes I am planning on hand writing it, I agree it is more personal. Thanks for the suggestion of contacting her fiance's mom I hadn't thought of that I'm going to do that. I think it's great to start when they are young, what a collection you will have for them. Thanks for the web site suggestion I will check it out. Thank you
 
Apr. 7, 2009 2:31 pm
I don't know why, but this just pulled on my heart strings! A gift like that would mean so much more to me than a big expensive one. Great idea!!
 
 
 
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I'm 46 live in SE Kansas, have 3 children, 2 girls 24 & 18, and one boy 14. I started riding a motorcycle 2 years ago and absolutely love it, just got back (August 2009) from a 3250 mile trip to Yellowstone, Grand tetons, Montana, Utah, Colorado, Sturgis, wow how awsome! Last year a 3100 mile motorcycle trip to Grand Cnayon. In June 2009 My oldest daughter got married, and my 18 yr. old graduated busy summer but so much fun
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I love trying and cooking new things. My favorites are main dish and desserts. I make an Angel fruit trifle that is to die for
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each person in my extended family has some dish they are known for and are required to bring it to holliday dinners, everyone looks forward to each others specialities.
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When my husband and I were dating I made him orange ruffy on the grill with lemon, onion, garlic, salt and pepper & wrapped it in foil, He was so impressed he says now that is why he married me, ha ha so easily impressed.
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The first week I was married our landlord put a new oven in but the temp was off a lot!! I was unaware of this at the time and made cabbage rolls for the first time, they came out charred crisp and black, that night we went out to eat. I can laugh now but at the time trying to impress my husband and then burning supper not a pretty sight.
 
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