Mama and her sisters got together every December to make fruitcakes. I was able to help them and enjoyed these times with these amazing women. I'm related to very strong women and am proud to have had many wonderful memories with them. My Mama and her sisters got together monthly and when I was old enough to join in I was delighted. My daughter joined in when she came "of age."
|The Sisters-Left to Right --Aunt Ritsie, Mama, Aunt Jeannie, Aunt Lou Lou|
When I married and started a home of my own, I wanted to venture out with my cooking and baking. I began collecting recipes from friends. Also this is when I began buying cookbooks. My little kitchen can hold only a few cookbooks, so they have moved around our home to a bookcase downstairs. I cannot part with them.
This box holds a treasure of recipes from friends and family.
We all do what we love and one of my loves is being in my kitchen. I'm always learning and love trying new recipes.
Do you have old cookbooks? Many of mine have stains and are not exactly in pristine condition. I think it just gives them character. I have become more judicious about buying more as there is no room. Most of my favorite recipe cards are not because of the recipe but for the handwriting of friends and family. Seeing my Mama's handwriting is like a hug from her. ♥