Sharing Recipes - Old and New
Wednesday 7th of September 2011 08:00 AM
By Kim L. Fritzemeier
KFRM Central Kansas Reporter
Farm Wife along the Stafford/Reno County Line
Back when I was a kid, we saved recipes by carefully copying them onto recipe cards. I still have some of the recipes I transcribed by hand as a 10-year-old 4-Her. They are stuck in a now-rusted tin box, but I still pull them out from time to time.
There is still value in hand-written recipes. Jill was getting a little nervous during the unpacking process in Topeka when we hadn't uncovered her Jill and Eric's Family and Friends Cookbooks that I'd made for a bridal shower gift. Most of those recipes were handwritten by family and friends and included in two binders. We found them this past weekend during more unpacking chores.
I still love browsing through cookbooks and leafing through old recipe cards, but the internet has added a new dimension to how we share recipes these days. I may find a recipe on a fellow food lover's blog. A couple of my young Facebook friends often post what's for supper or dessert in their Facebook status.
That's where both Jill and I saw the recipe for Picnic Pasta Salad. Jill's cousin Paige posted a link on Facebook last week. When Randy & I were at Topeka this Sunday, it was on the menu at Jill's. I did my part by chopping up the vegetables and Jill did the rest.
No matter how we share recipes these days - whether by recipe card, phone call, email, blog or Facebook - the sharing continues. And that's a good thing.
Jill served the pasta salad with paninis we each assembled ourselves and then put on the George Foreman grill. Yum! It's great to be a dinner guest!