I find baking very relaxing, so from time to time, I cook for no reason. This week is one of those random baking weeks.
I needed to kill some time before taking my mother to her surprise birthday party, so I thought I'd pull out a few of my favorite old recipes.
This is my Granny's old recipe book, and it is one of my favorite books to cook from.
The recipes from the Betty Crocker cookbook just make me happy. I love the graphics and the way the recipes are presented. However, I do have my own special book that I keep all my favorite recipes in.
I have been adding to this for over a decade. Each recipe in this book has a story. Some of them are family favorites such as the seven minute frosting my Granny always made for every family holiday. Some are things people made for me on special occasions like the Italian feast my cousin Bettina made for me as a going away dinner before I left for college. I took the notion to put together my own book from my Granny, who had a photo album filled with recipes, magazine and news clippings, pictures, and drawings from us.
Here are some pictures of the finished products:
This is a whole wheat banana, apple, raisin muffin.
Here are the best chocolate chip cookies in the world. This is a great dunking cookie as they have enough bite to withstand the moisture.
For those of you who cook, what are your favorite recipes? Where did you find them? Do any of them have family stories?