Heirloom Cookies

I have the best in-laws in the world. Truly. They have all but robbed me of any great joke or column possibilities, mainly through being so decent and NICE. Still, THAT comes in handy too sometimes. Witness my sister-in-law, Kim (the original "Kim Seabolt" who wisely married and changed her last name once she realized I was going to be mucking about with it) as she bravely teaches Wondergirl how to make a beloved family recipe: orange cookies. Aunt Kim arrived, ingredients in tow (and a brand new food processor for Kassie to boot!) and walked her through the steps involved to make "Grandma Ollie's Orange Drops." A 65+ year old recipe. Aunt Kim also included a framed version of the recipe (love!) and a brand new cookbook just for Kassie - with the heirloom family recipes written in, and many blank pages just begging to be filled.
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10 comments:

Sandra said...

thanks for sharing your priceless memories with us. this post and the photos will be there many many years from now to flip people back in time and remember the fun. beautiful book and framed recipe.

Heather Schofield said...

So is this a family secret or one of those family recipes you can share? I can't quite blow the picture up large enough to read the recipe. They look tasty!

SheShe said...

This is so great! When I got married, I copied down all of my mom's recipes, and was given the ones from my dad's side of the family by one of my aunts as a wedding gift. These old recipes are priceless!

A.J. said...

I love old family recipes. My mom has her mom and her granmother's recipe boxes. She copies some of my favorites into a book for me since the boxes won't be mine for years to come. What a great memory Aunt Kim created for Kassie! She will surely pass the recipe on someday and create a memory for a new generation.

texwisgirl said...

looks like great fun. :)

The Wife of a Dairyman said...

It's wonderful that you have hold of some old family recipes that can now be carried on from generation to generation:) The cookies look delicious also!

Furry Bottoms said...

I love that, the cookbook with old family recipes in them! I have always wanted to make one, but some people in my *ahem* family refuse to share recipes!

SandyCarlson said...

Wonderful! I am glad you have good in-laws. Having endured belligerent tyrants in the past, I can say I am very happy for you. The joy of these photos makes my night.

Leontien said...

oh my your daughter is a lovely gal!!!

Thanks
Leontien

Leontien said...

oh never mind IT YOUR SISTER IN LAW!!!

running out now with a face like a lobster because commenting BEFORE reading is NEVER good!

haha
Leontien