I’m currently reading a book and the main character talks about her mother’s family recipes. Her mother died when she (the main character) was 13 but before then she wrote out their family recipes in a book which she gave her daughter. I thought what a great idea!
I’ve toyed with a similar idea. When my nephew was married, I thought about making up a book with some of my mom’s recipes in it for his wife. I’ve considered doing that for my niece. Then I had a revelation … those recipes wouldn’t mean a thing to those young people because they never ate them.
My sister and I ate them when we were growing up. But she didn’t fix them for her children. I don’t have children. So when I’m gone, my mother’s recipes will be gone too. It’s sad to think that no one else will treasure those particular family recipes.