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My great grandma lived just a few miles from Nolan and me when we lived in Minneapolis. I was able to visit her a lot; we’d go to the 50’s Grill, play Rummikub or put together a puzzle. She was independent, funny and very observant. She lived in North Minneapolis so the things she observed were, let’s just say, interesting. She was silly; we loved to push Rummikub tiles into each others at the beginning of a game so you’d lose your count and have to start over again. She passed away in January of 2010 at the age of 93; it was sad to lose her but I’m sure she is having a blast in heaven with all those that passed before her.

 

 

After my Great Grandma passed I got a couple of her cookbooks, so when I saw this idea on Pinterest, (here are some other variations), I knew I wanted to create something similar.

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My Great Grandma had lots of recipes cut out from newspapers and boxes but the coolest old thing I found was a booklet of “Mother’s Favorite Recipes” by the Seventh Grade Boys at Jordan Jr. H.S. from January 1961.

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She also kept other random news article clippings, like this one about the Minnesota Twins after they won the World Series in 1987.

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There were handwritten notes too. I’m going to have to try these “Best Toffee Cookies” that she made back in 1986.

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And  I’m not going to try these sugar cookies she marked “No Good!”

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My Great Grandma made traditional kramkake and thee BEST molasses cookies so I was thrilled to find both of those recipes in the book.

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Check out the triple smiley face sticker application and refined ingredients (2 1/3 cups flour).

I had a some Ikea Ribba frames that haven’t found a home since we moved in. I like how they are sort of shadow frames. I cut a piece of brown scrapbook paper to size and then arranged the two recipes and a ‘Family’ sticker on it. I made sure to keep all three smiley face intact and of course the note about the amount of flour.

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I was too anxious to see it framed so I didn’t let the glue behind ‘family’ dry. How cool is this!?! I want to put it somewhere in the kitchen but I’m not sure where yet. After I had the recipes picked out this project took less than 10 minutes and is super sentimental.

Supplies:

  • Recipes (preferably handwritten from your Grandma or a Great Grandma)
  • Frame
  • Scrapbook paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Pen (to mark off size of frame)

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