Amara’s first recipe book

Grandma Kc wrote this on January 14th, 2011 10 Replies

My sister Sandy and her husband Mark gave Amara the most wonderful gift for Christmas this year! It is a note book for her to collect recipes in. Below is the letter that came inside the present, it explains it so I won’t.

Christmas Letter for Amara from Aunt Sandy and Uncle Mark

Isn’t that just a wonderful gift?

That’s Amara on Christmas Eve admiring all the stickers to put on her recipe book. You can see it on the coffee table next to her.

Amara is looking at all the cool stickers

According to Amara and her Mommy she had a great time figuring out exactly where to put all of the stickers. I wish I had been there to watch.

I love the finished product! You can click the picture to make it bigger so that you can admire her artwork properly.

Amara's Recipe Book covered with stickers

Amara made her Mommy write out her favorite sugar cookie recipe so that she could put it in her recipe book. It is a great gift and so special because her Aunt Sandy and Uncle Mark gave it to her.

Now the funny story. With Amara there is always a funny story.

Jenna made some other cookies recently and Amara says to her “I don’t want to hurt your feelings Mommy but I don’t want that recipe in my new book!” Now that is truly an Amaraism.

How about sharing a recipe with Amara? If you know my email address you can email me or if you just go to the Contact page you can send it to me and I will print it so that Amara can add it to her recipe book. She’d love it!

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10 thoughts on “Amara’s first recipe book

  1. Sandy Siegel

    We’re so glad she likes her book! And her stickers look very nice! What a great job she did with that!!

    Just another little thing about the recipe collection. Over the years I’ve collected recipes from friends and family, sometimes written on fancy recipe cards, or on the back of a napkin or envelope or whatever you happen to have handy. I’ve saved all those hand written notes (they are in a box that Mark labeled, “It’s in here someplace”. 🙂 It’s almost like looking at a photograph – it really takes me back to that exact time when you were with that person laughing and enjoying that time together. I think part of the magic of it is having it in their own handwriting. I love looking at special recipes shared by my grandma’s and my mom. Back then, (boy, I sound like I’m old) we didn’t have computers – we just wrote it all by hand. Now we have printers and all the fun little graphic tricks we can use, it’s so easy (and sometimes neater looking) to print something – I’m guilty of it myself in the letter I wrote to Amara. I did write her recipe in my own scribble though.

    So anyway, the point of all this rambling is to encourage you to try to get a handwritten recipe for the connection to that memorable person that shared with you. You can always reproduce it and print it if you need to, but hang onto those little original treasures. You won’t be sorry.

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    1. Grandma Kc Post author

      I still have recipes that you gave to me! I sometimes have to look at them twice because our writing is so similar but I love having them! Even though you didn’t write the letter you included Amara and I put it in one of the page protectors so that nothing will happen to it. I know she is going to cherish it for many years to come! You’re a wonderful aunt!

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  2. Janet

    How wonderful the gift is. Tell Amara the boys and I will look through some of my recipes and email you a couple she can choose from if she wants to add them to her book. I think it is a wonderful idea to have her collect different recipes from all your friends and family. 🙂

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    1. Grandma Kc Post author

      Janet, She would love getting a recipe from the boys! She loves reading about them so it would be very special to her I know!

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  3. debra

    Reading this while eating lunch and almost choked on my french fry laughing at the amarism…LOL I am not reading your stories and eating at the same time again!

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  4. Joyce

    My favorite people are those who say what they mean and mean what they say! That makes Amara one of my favorites I guess! I am cooking up a recipe idea that the grandkids will try out next Friday…if it works well I will email it to you for Amara’s book – which, by the way is such a wonderful idea!

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  5. Kaye Swain

    What a lovely idea – and such a fun way of passing on both favorite recipes and sweet family memories. Thanks for a lovely idea for our grandchildren just in time for Christmas!

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