Aug 11, 2008

I Love Cookbook's

Growing up I watched as my mom cut and glued various recipes into a spiral notebook for a cookbook that she said she was making me. Honestly, I never really cared to much for cooking or anything that had to do with the kitchen so I thought it was a rather silly idea. As I grew I forgot about her book. After my husband and I got married and I soon found myself in love with cooking my mom presented me with the cookbook that she made me.

I can not begin to tell you all how much I love my cookbook. It is so very special to me with all the hard work she put into it, it has amazing recipes in it and she also wrote notes through out it and even pasted cards that I made her when I was a little girl.

I do not have a daughter yet but I have already started making her a cookbook so that one day I can share with her what my mom has shared with me.

(wow, look how thick this baby is)

(Fergie shows you how to make the perfect cup of tea)

I am also a huge cookbook collector and I love anything antique so my mom buys me old cookbooks when she comes across them. Just look at this one!

(look she just had to write on it and tell me it was older then her, lol)

9 fabulous comments:

Tom Aarons said...

What a lovely blog. And you have some delicious looking photos!

Kitchen Flavours said...

Moms are always like that. Really an interesting collection.

Jenny said...

I'm with you. I have a collection that I don't think I'll ever part with. Some is from my grandmother, they are so vintage I just love them. Great post!!

Noor said...

Thanks so much everyone! I am glad you enjoyed it.

Reeni said...

What a labor of love; and a real treasure; very sweet!

Christie @ fig & cherry said...

That is such a fantastic idea! I am definitely going to put together a cookbook like that for my future daughter... it may have to be digital though with the way the world is going ;)

Mommy's Kitchen said...

Noor, we never really appreciate the cooking our mothers tried to teach us growing up. That is until we are grown up. I still have all the recipes my mother foreced me to write down as she cooked she told me one day you will be glad you have them. Oh well i thought. I grew up and simply fell in love with cooking and i am thankful i have those recipes. She is older now and her memory is very bad and her writing as well so she cant remember all the great food we ate so i am glad i have them.

I have one daughter and i have made her a recipe book of all our family favorites. I told her one day it will be hers and she can make these wonderful meals for her family. She is 8 and so excited she tells everyone that the book will be hers one day. here is a link to a picture of the book. I made it in a big binder and use pocket protectors for each recipe.

you might have to copy and paste the link.

Umm Hibaat said...

Assalaamu Alaykum Noor,

This is such a lovely idea! A wonderful keepsake!

Noor said...

Thanks you all I love this cookbook its my prized possession.