From the Family Cookbook

Last updated on February 12th, 2020 at 02:21 pm

From the Family Cookbook

“It’s all very well to say resist temptation but it’s ever so much easier to resist it if you can’t get the key.”

– L.M. Montgomery (Anne of Green Gables)

I like to cook and bake. I really do. However, I like to make simple recipes. Ones that I am familiar with and that I can cook without too much thought. Recipes that come straight from the family cookbooks.

If a recipe calls for too many unusual ingredients or items that I am unfamiliar with, then I do not want to bother with cooking. Sometimes imagining the clean up afterward can stop me before I even start.

My husband, on the other hand, is a great cook. He likes to try out unusual and interesting foods. The more intense the recipe, the more he enjoys making it.

However, I have a feeling that there are more people like me than like him in the world. People who have worked all day (either at a job site or at home) and want a simple meal plan. Something that they can make without putting too much thought into the process.

The recipes that I will be sharing from the family cookbooks will be those kinds of recipes. Many of the family recipes have been passed down through at least three generations. These have been handwritten or typed into the books when family members have shared them with me.

I love cooking from the family cookbooks because it gives me a sense of connection with other members of my family. May you enjoy them as much as we have!

From the Family Cookbooks:

The Best Cookies in the World

Chorizo and Eggs

Pumpkin Pie

Auntie Elsie’s Pumpkin Cake

Two Easy-To-Make Crust Recipes

Mom’s Apple Pie

Fruit Salad

No-Bake Cookies

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