We recently received an email from Nancy Hines who created a cookbook for her mother Jackie. Here’s what she had to say:
“Jackie’s Recipes started out as a thought at Christmas time. My mother, Jackie, is 92 yrs old and for the month of December every time I called her she was making, “Annie’s Fudge”; or “Chex Mix for Patrick”. She spent the month of December making treats for all of the special people in her life! I thought we needed to record such an endearing part of my family’s life. It then became a fun “going down memory lane” experience for my mother as well as her 5 children and 13 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. We all have memories and events associated with food and we tried to capture those memories within her cookbook. Your website was easy to use and the couple times I needed help you were very quick to respond with easy to follow instructions. I am not very tech savvy but found it easy and doable.
When the cookbooks arrived this week we couldn’t have been happier with the quality!! Some of the pictures we included were “vintage” and the clarity and colors way exceeded our expectations! My mother plans to gift her cookbooks and we hope it will spark memories for those special people who will receive one!!
When we started FamilyCookbookProject.com more than 18 years ago, we hoped that people who find it useful, but we love to hear stories like Nancy’s about how their family cookbook changed their lives for the better.
If you have not yet started your own family cookbook, what are you waiting for? Check out FamilyCookbookProject.com and get started today.
Bill Rice is Founder and Co-Publisher of the Great Family Cookbook Project, a website that helps families and individuals collect, preserve and share food memories by creating their own printed personal cookbooks. He is the author of The Wellfleet Oyster Cookbook and the Cape Cod Cocktail Cookbook (Available on Amazon), both created using FamilyCookbookProject.com. He is also editor of the Donovan Family Cookbook, now it’s third printing and is an avid genealogist tracing his family back to the 1600’s.