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DSD's Christmas gift - need quotes/sayings 'bout grandmas

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by gritsar, Dec 4, 2009.

  1. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    While I was napping today I came up with what I think is a good idea for DSD#1's gift.

    All but two people on her paternal mamaw's side of the family are deceased. Her mamaw passed away in 2005.
    When DH and I married, his aunt sent me a large collection of recipes (via email) from their side of the family.

    Rather than buy DSD a published cookbook, I've decided to print out these recipes and compile them in a book, maybe a scrapbook, interspaced with pics of her mamaw. I'm thinking of titling it something like 'My Mamaw's Recipes' or "Recipes from Mamaw's Family".

    Does this sound like a good idea? What else can I do to make this book extra special?
    Last edited: Dec 5, 2009

  2. Iowa Roo Mom

    Iowa Roo Mom Resistance Is Futile

    Apr 30, 2009
    Keokuk County
    I think it sounds like a wonderful idea... [​IMG] Very sweet of you. I don't know what you could do to make it any more special, I think adding the pics would make it perfect. Good luck...
  3. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Crowing Premium Member

    May 7, 2007
    Forks, Virginia
    Look at My publisher and you can have a perfect bound and printed book with recipes and photos. They are really nice. I have done one or two in the past.
  4. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

    May 19, 2008
    Western MA
    Awesome idea... [​IMG]
  5. Dinkadoo

    Dinkadoo Songster

    May 1, 2009
    South Carolina
    Oh such a wonderful gift. A gift from the heart. I learned all my mama's recipes cooking with her, nothing was ever written down. I did write down her cornbread recipe though. A few months ago I cooked her cornbread and my daughter was so excited that I had her granny's recipe. My mother-in-law was a wonderful cook but alas took her recipes to her grave. So sad, a part of her would have lived on in those recipes. I still yearn for her mac & cheese.
  6. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    So, DH is gathering the pics of his mom to include in the cookbook.
    I need sweet quotes or sayings about grandmas/mamaws to include in the book.
    TIA [​IMG]

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