Janet here: We started Life Told in Recipes because we love cooking and we love serving the people we love good food. (It was also an excuse to talk on the phone every day.)
But the idea behind the blog was also to get other people talking about food and remembering their happiest moments sharing food with the people they love. With that in mind, we want to let you know about the Family Cookbook Project. Basically it's an online company that helps you organize all those family recipes into a printable product that you can then share with everyone in your family. They've got templates and timelines and suggestions for how to corral your family into this project. Yes, there's a fee, but it's reasonable, especially since what you have at the end is a piece of family history that will last forever.
I got interested in our family food history after my mother died and I discovered all the notes she had written in her cookbooks. They were an abbreviated diary of her life and while wonderful to have, I was left feeling incomplete. Why hadn't we talked about these recipes while she was alive?
The Family Cookbook Project is one way to make sure that doesn't happen in your family. Check it out. You won't be sorry.