I’ve been feeling very nostalgic this month since creating the Granny’s Pantry kit.
I treasure the memories of my granny’s simple country cooking… made with fresh home grown products and everything made from scratch. I’m sure all of her children and grandchildren agree that her Christmas pudding, which we called ‘Plum Duff’, was the absolute family favourite.
It was a HUGE fruit pudding that boiled for hours outside in a wood fired copper that my pop kept stoked all day.
My granny’s recipe for her ‘plum duff’ is one that I’ll always treasure and will be proudly passed on to my own children.
With this in mind, I decided to create a family recipe book keepsake to hand down to both of my girls.
I’ve used the February Granny’s Pantry kit for the Handmade Club to make this project.
While the cooking styles and ingredients vary for each generation, the family recipe book is a wonderful snapshot of the past 100 years and the perfect place to preserve our precious family recipes for future generations.
The recipe book contains sections for three generations…. starting with my granny, then my mum and one for my own special recipes.
I’m using the backs of page one and two as a place to journal our family story, but plan to do that after I have shared it.
Each divider has a pocket on the back that can hold either recipe cards or memorabilia; perhaps a photo, a handwritten recipe, or a story.
The recipe cards have room to write on both the front and back and I’ve used them in two ways, either popped in a pocket or secured with the binder rings.
I created the pages in photoshop and had them printed on beautiful silk paper.
There’s not a lot of collage on the pages, because I’d like the recipe book to be a lasting keepsake and paper embellishments can become brittle over time.
How to Download
I’ve added the print file for this project to the Granny’s Kit download folder today, as a bonus PDF printable for club members.
If you are a club member, you are welcome to use this file if you’d like to make your own recipe book keepsake.
With the addition of photos and stories, this book will become an irreplaceable heirloom to treasure.
It’s really a one-of-a-kind family cookbook and I hope future generations will also add their recipes that they are renowned for.
Don’t you agree that a family cookbook is a wonderful way to preserve precious recipes for the next generation?
I think this could make a lovely gift for a bride’s kitchen tea…. or a child leaving home for the first time.
The Granny’s Pantry kit will be available to download until 14th March and can be purchased up until 12th March.
If you’d like more information on the Handmade Club, please click HERE.
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Thanks so much for the extras, Kerryanne!
I’m working on a small recipe booklet for my Mom. She loves your designs too.
She is 87 and doesn’t “need” another recipe book, but she will love looking at the lovely designs.
Mine is strawberry themed and I’m adding old family photos (copied) into it for embellishment, all strawberry themed too. Her parents had a large strawberry farm in the 1940’s when she was growing up.
Deborah Berry says
Oh Kerryanne, what a lovely and very special keepsake❣️❣️❣️ I love it❤️ I also have such beautiful and precious memories of my grandmother who also cooked on a wood cook stove, had a huge garden and canned all of her vegetables and fruits…YUM??? I love hearing your stories of your Granny and mum???? Take Care Kerryanne ???Smiles, Deborah ???
Dank je vriendelijk voor het delen van het mooie geweldige receptenboekje!
Er zijn zoveel lekkere recepten die mij aan mijn oma doen denken, en die ik ook al eens durf te proberen bereiden.
Het lukt soms wel, maar zoals mijn oma het maakte lukt mij niet !!
Maar bij haar stond het dan ook op zijn gemak te pruttelen op haar vuur, en dat hebben wij niet meer die mooie kachels om op te koken spijtig genoeg!!!
Mvg gina ?????
What a lovely recipe book! I have it on my list to make one.