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Home For The Holidays Making Memories
Home for the Holidays Making Memories
Folks here in Texoma talk about going home for the holidays, but it’s really the traditions of the holidays that create a Texoma home wherever you are. TLF PROPERTIES INC is taking a look at things that make a house a home and how each one can add to your seasonal celebration.
Thanks to easy-to-use online platforms such as google drive, shutter fly and create my cook book, creating a book full of your family’s favorite recipes is simple. . As you gather together this holiday season be sure and ask your family and friends to bring the recipe for that all-time favorite dish with them. If you’re creating a family cookbook this holiday season, here are a few suggestions to get you started.
1. Gather those super special recipes to make the Christmas Memories come alive.
Send the entire gang a request via email (or snail mail, depending on your audience) asking them to give you their all-time favorite a recipe and food-related photo to be included in the book. Let them know if you are focusing on a theme, like holiday cookies, or would like a particular recipe of theirs that you love. Either way make it fun and enjoy getting together.
2. Set deadlines if you want to have the book ready before the special day to gather together
Be sure to let family members know you need their input by a certain date in order to include their contribution. It can’t hurt to send a few email reminders in the weeks leading up to the deadline.Home for the Holidays Whitesboro homes for sale
3. Dig out those old cards like back in the day we used cards to place in the recipe box.
Don’t forsake those old recipe cards just because you’re creating your cookbook digitally. They make fabulous illustrations to give your book a personal flair – the more sauce-splattered, the better.Home for the Holidays Whitesboro homes for sale
4. Not just recipes talk about the good old days….
Food can bring back rich memories beyond a full stomach. Try to include bites of family food tails among the ingredient lists and cooking instructions. You could ask each family member to talk about a favorite food, a memorable meal or a kitchen catastrophe. One of my all-time faves in having roast and homemade noodles ….. Yummy to the tummy for sure. Oh yes thumb print cookies with grandma ooohhh my what a joy that was. So what is your FAV Whitesboro food story….
5. Zoom in – and out bring out the photos
While professional cookbooks feature gorgeous close ups of food, which is fun to look at and try and reproduce…. go beyond ingredients for a project that’s celebrating family. Ask family members for old photos of past family meals as well as old pictures of them to include alongside their recipes. Bring out the old photo books add those to the cook book. Bring back the memories after all that is what it’s all about memories. ….. Whitesboro Memories Home for the Holidays Whitesboro homes for sale
6. Draw in the kids get the kiddos involved
Enlist the little ones in your family to help illustrate the book. They could draw their favorite foods, family members or even scrawl cooking tips in crayon for you to sprinkle throughout the pages. Ask them what their favorite food is and help them get together the ingredients for a time to remember and then add it to the cook book.
The kitchen of your dreams, where you can bring your family’s favorite recipes to life, may also be a wise investment. Thinking about renovating? Your Realtor can clue you in to market trends and tips for improvements that may add to your home’s value.
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