22 December 2008
Take a piece of butter the size of a walnut...
Take a close look at that photo. What do you see? Recipes, lots and lots of recipes -- 5 generations of recipes. Starting in the lower left corner and circling to the right there is
• my recipe file in the yellow and green book
• my mother's recipe file in the white book
• Auntie's recipe file in the retro yellow box
• and a great-aunt's recipe file in the silver box that includes recipes from my great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother.
"Take a piece of butter the size of a walnut" say some of the older recipes. "Cook to the hard crack stage" say others. One thing I noticed while perusing all these old recipes is that I come from a long, long line of cake makers. O my! the cake recipes I found!
So where is this post going, you may ask? You are looking at the beginnings of a cookbook. I plan to use digital scrapbooking techniques and then print the book out from one of the online book publishers. I spent a lot of time on the computer, this past weekend looking for ideas, embellishments, backgrounds, etc.
The dilemma is I may get fat(ter). Gotta test those recipes you know.