Countdown to Christmas....Recipes passed down!

One of my favorite things about Christmas is looking through all the recipes that have been passed down to me from those I love. From great-grandmas down to my mom, from friends that I've known for years. Each recipe conjuring up memories and mouth watering anticipation of enjoying the very recipes I enjoyed as a child and through adulthood.
 Years ago I put together a Holiday Notebook where I keep recipes I regularly make or want to try. I also have kept gift lists, lists of items I want to make with ingredients I have to buy.
 The recipes on the right of the above picture (on the candy cane cards) were written in my moms handwriting. I treasure these recipes. One thing I love is that she'd write the names of who the recipe was passed down from. LOVE IT!!!
 Often when I find recipes, I type them out and put them in these clear page protectors..saves against splatters.
 Many of these recipes are typed out, many are in the handwriting of my mom and grandma. Those are my favorite. Years ago our church put out a cookbook and so many of the recipes have my mother's name next to them. I will always cherish that book and I use the recipes often, as do others who have bought it and they often tell me how much they enjoyed it. The recipe below is from the cookbook I just mentioned.
Do you have special recipes that bring back memories of childhood? Are they handwritten or typed? I'd love to hear what they are...
The above recipe is a ravioli recipe written by my Grandma DiLuciano. I will keep this always. 

I'm looking forward to this week of baking, cooking and reminiscing as well as making new memories. I can't wait to read about everyone's weeks out there in bloggy land.

With Joy UNquenchable,


  1. I don't know how to cook, but I will always treasure the recipes in my mother's, grandmother's, and great-grandmother's handwriting. It comforts me to simply look at them.

    Fortunately, my wife is a terrific cook - she can bring the foods from my childhood back to life with the recipes.


  2. Well your blog is terrific - I enjoy reading various blogs before bedtime. It helps me unwind.


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