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Preserving A Part of Me With Memoir Writer

I have always wanted to preserve my family’s culinary traditions and as fall approaches and our family Thanksgiving traditions are looming, I started looking for ways I could combine everyone’s favourite holiday recipes into one cookbook. I think it would make a special gift and everyone could take part in sharing their own creations with the rest of the family.

Preserving A Part of Me With Memoir Writer

With a cookbook of memories on my mind, I went looking for different options and different packages to get started. While money was a bit of a concern, I didn’t let that hold me back on finding sites that could give me what I wanted. Time is of the essence although money isn’t so much. I would like to have my cookbook completed before the holidays. Even though there’s no place like home for the holidays, I enjoy travelling when the weather outside is cold and there are beautiful Christmas displays everywhere. I would like my cookbook to be completed before Christmas, so I wanted a company who could give me what I want at my time frame. This year, I have hopes of travelling to see snow because we don’t get snow here. I want to make snow angels and throw snowballs, lol.

Preserving A Part of Me With Memoir Writer

I came across a couple of different places that make cookbooks to preserve our family recipes, but one, in particular, stood out. Writing The Soul uses personal memoirs to create lasting memories in all sorts of different way. They offer 6 different packages but the one that interested me the most is their cookbook of memories. It includes photos, captions, and so much more. It’s exactly what I envisioned when I decided to take on the task of creating my very own cookbook. I’m a tried and true Pioneer Woman wannabe. I love to cook. Creating recipes is so much fun that I consider it a hobby. I’m excited that I’m going to make my dream a reality and if you have any suggestions on what I should include in my cookbook, please leave me a message in the comments section. This is my first cookbook and I want it to be perfect.

Preserving A Part of Me With Memoir Writer

Have you ever created a cookbook of memories?


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  1. liz Cleland

    September 26, 2017 at 11:03 am

    I can’t wait for the Fall time to break out all of the yummy deliciousness. I also want to decorate!

  2. Marielle Altenor

    September 25, 2017 at 8:28 pm

    Last year my hubby and I had an idea to create an ebook with some of our favorite recipes. I like the idea of having a physical book though.

    1. Terri Beavers

      September 26, 2017 at 2:58 am

      I like both ideas, lol. I’ll have to check into an ebook cookbook as well. That way when I’m shopping, I can pull it up to see what ingredients I need.

  3. Gingermommy

    September 25, 2017 at 7:19 pm

    This is such a neat idea! I love it so much, I have never considered doing this!

  4. Cesar Diaz

    September 25, 2017 at 4:41 pm

    This sounds like such a great idea for a memorable and meaningful gift for family members. We have a lot of favorite recipes in our family and it would be great to preserve them in this way.

  5. Ashley Grant

    September 25, 2017 at 9:16 am

    I love the idea of a cookbook of memories. There are so many recipes I wish I had from family members, but then there are stories behind the recipes I also want!

    1. Terri Beavers

      September 25, 2017 at 1:08 pm

      I want to collect everyone’s favorites and make a gift of the book.

  6. Jeanine

    September 25, 2017 at 8:40 am

    Oh a really awesome idea. I would love to do something like this. i know my kids would really appreciate it! What a fun idea.

  7. Karissa @WithOurBest

    September 24, 2017 at 11:55 pm

    How exciting for you! I think it would be so rewarding. I look forward to hearing more about it!

  8. Jaime Nicole

    September 24, 2017 at 7:30 pm

    A cookbook of memories sounds like such a great idea! I love creating recipes with my daughters so this would be perfect for us!

    1. Terri Beavers

      September 24, 2017 at 8:52 pm

      I’ve had my kids in the kitchen with me since they could stand. It’s really fun creating traditions in the kitchen.

  9. Heather

    September 24, 2017 at 6:32 pm

    A friend of mine did this for her Dad as a gift. I think it is such a wonderful idea. Many of our memories/interactions are around the dinner table.

    1. Terri Beavers

      September 24, 2017 at 8:52 pm

      I’m sure her dad must have loved her cookbook. I know my dad would as well as my mom.

  10. Brandy

    September 24, 2017 at 4:28 pm

    This is really interesting, no I have not created a cookbook memoir before but love this idea. So glad you shared something that will help inspire me to create a memoir that I could hand down to my kids when they are older.

    1. Terri Beavers

      September 24, 2017 at 9:00 pm

      Glad you like the idea. I think it’s going to be a fun experience.

  11. Kim

    September 24, 2017 at 8:41 am

    That sounds like a perfect way to capture memories and familial recipes all in one spot. Good luck with your endeavor.

    1. Terri Beavers

      September 24, 2017 at 10:04 pm

      Thank you. I think the family will love it.

  12. Pam Wattenbarger

    September 23, 2017 at 11:08 pm

    I would love to do that for my kids. They ask for different baking recipes so I’d put in lots of desserts. :) Can’t wait to hear how it turns out!

    1. Terri Beavers

      September 24, 2017 at 10:04 pm

      Desserts would be a big hit in mine as well.

  13. Jen@born2impress

    September 23, 2017 at 8:12 pm

    I will love to do something like this, but it looks like I can never find extra time for projects like this…

  14. Louise Bishop

    September 23, 2017 at 6:46 pm

    That sounds like such a sweet idea! I wish I had the time to do this myself!

  15. Bill Sweeney

    September 23, 2017 at 12:45 pm

    I love this idea! I’ve never thought of doing this with my own kids or recipes, but my mom had a super old cookbook that had been in the family for years. I should start doing this.

  16. candy

    September 23, 2017 at 10:44 am

    This is something I have always wanted to accomplish as well. Since I do a food blog makes sense right. Something to hand down to the kids and grandkids. Keep us informed please.

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