Creating Cookbooks a Fun Way to Preserve Family History

Everyone has that secret family recipe that has been passed down through generations. It’s always delicious, and all your friends ask for it. Cydney Martin, a home economist at New Mexico State University Cooperative Extension Service encourages people to collect those recipes and create a family heirloom cookbook. “Creating a cookbook is fun,” she said. “You can add family memories and stories, pictures and letters. It can be any theme. It could be what we had for Thanksgiving since 1960.” Not only is this a great way to record our cultural history, but it’s a useful thing to have on a cold day like today!

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