Thursday, May 12, 2016

Lily and Val Keepsake Recipe Book

What do you do with your family recipes?

If you're a blogger, you probably post them online. But if you're a normal human, what do you do with them?

My mom had a lot of recipes that she made regularly - oxtails in a zesty tomato sauce, pork shoulder steaks with bell peppers, spaghetti sauce, tomato soup ... lot of them. She made them from memory and adjusted by taste.

As she got older and didn't cook as much, she started forgetting how she made some things. As she got grumpier, she refused to give me any of the recipes. So I had to recreate them from memory.

Moms who want to keep their favorite recipes might want a pretty place to put them. Like the Keepsake Kitchen Diary from Lily and Val.

It would also be nice as a gift for a new bride, with recipes from different family members. Or just a good way to collect personal recipes for personal use. Or a way to collect recipes from friends.

Recipe pages are on the left, and the facing pages are for collecting memories - where you first tasted it, when you first made it, and a list of other times the recipe was made.

There are tabbed pages to separate categories of recipes, and there are pages with useful information, like volume conversions.

But mostly, it's a nice place to write down recipes that you want to keep. Or give away.

Who's it for: Recipe savers.

Pros: It's nice for saving or for giving away.

Cons: No way to add or move pages from one section or another

Wishes: It would be great if extra pages were available to add to the book.

Source: I received this from the manufacturer for the purpose of a review.

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