Inspired by Southern28Chick's post, I thought I'd share my thrifty, fun and easy idea too! Mom passed four years ago, and my sister and brother and I still feel the loss, especially this time of year, as you can imagine. I came across some of her handwritten recipes along with some I had written down as I learned from watching her. Decided to make a little book of "Mom's Recipes" for each of us. Added a lot of little found items that were kicking around in the bottom of drawers: some coins she brought back from her last trip to Argentina, odd lost buttons she always put in a jar, and the like. On the cover I put a spoon referencing what she would call her kitchen: Las Cinco Cucharas, spanish for The Five Spoons, (we were a family of five). For everyone else on my list (friends and neighbors) I'm knitting scarves. All simple, easy and from the heart!