I always told myself one day I'd make a collection of recipes to pass down to my children and their children. It's funny how quickly 'one day" sneaks up on you. As a mom, I want to teach my daughter the beauty of handmade. The time, effort, and love that goes into something well-made, well there is just a special soulfulness about it that you can't get in anything else. Especially when it comes to food.
My mom loves to cook and bake and passed down that love to me. She has a small collection of old cookbooks she'd have me pull out when she was looking for the perfect recipe. The pages aged brown and a few splattered with the remnants of ingredients from recipes made over and over again. My husband's grandmother would buy the old church recipe books and write the pages of her favorites on the front cover. My grandmother's famous and secret peanut butter fudge recipe is memorized by all of her grandchildren and one day I hope to stow it away in the creases of my cookbooks for my grandchildren to find.
Gosh, just thinking about all these memories I have in the kitchen and all the ones I get to create with my daughter. I want her to look back on pretty recipe cards that have clearly been in the midst of a baking tangent and think of the times she spent in the kitchen with me.
I've started collecting recipes for homemade ice cream, pineapple floats, candied apples, the best fried chicken you'll ever taste, and sausage gravy that will make even the most northern-raised person feel like they were born in the South. I'm so excited to share these recipes with you, on this blog.
I created a little recipe card freebie so you can join me on this adventure too. All you have to do is download the card and print on both sides. I do hope you'll share your favorite food memory with me!