Tuesday, February 26, 2013

My Mom's Recipes: Pinterest Challenge

Last week the lovely Katie and Sherry announced the Winter edition of my most favorite link-up, the Pinterest Challenge. This time they bringing in Megan and Michelle to co-host with them. The basic idea is to take something that you have pinned and do it. I love this link-up and I have only missed one (the first one) since they started it. However, there has not been a lot of time for DIY in my house lately. During the week, I have just been too tired to do much when I get home from work, and lately my weekends are spent organizing my mom's estate. But it was my mom's estate that actually inspired my project for this challenge.

My mom was a pretty good cook. I can't actually think of anything I really didn't like that she made. One thing I really regret is not spending more time with her in the kitchen. I wasn't really interested in cooking until I moved out on my own. I lived a little over an hour away, and it was never on the top of my list to make it to her house for a cooking lesson. Of course I would call her up when I had a question, but I really do wish I could go back in time and change my priorities. (I think I just got a little too serious for a Pinterest Challenge post...)

While going through my mom's kitchen I found a few of her index cards with recipes written on them. My mom had once joked with me that you could always tell which recipes were the best ones because they were covered in splatters from cooking. Three of my favorites were the most difficult to read. I knew I wanted to do something with them. 

I love this idea from Spoonflower.
recipes turned into towels
Turning hand written recipes into tea towels
But for right now, this is more my speed:
Framed recipes for the kitchen; very special, particularly if they are handwritten by family members! Will have to get mema to write a few for us
The pin didn't take me to a website. 
I gathered my three favorite recipes, scrapbook paper, frames, paper cutter and double sided tape.

Then I cut the paper, used a small piece of double sided tape to attach the card to the paper and put it in the frame.
Having these in the kitchen is a little way to keep my mom in the kitchen with me.

The three recipes are apple butter, banana nut bread, and her pie crust. I shared her apple butter before. (It's worth the click!) Here is the best banana nut bread recipe ever. (She also has a version with whole wheat flour and honey, but here is the original recipe.)

Mom's Banana Nut Bread
2 1/2 cups flour
1 c sugar
3 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
3 TBS. vegetable oil
3/4 cup milk
1 egg
1 cup chopped nuts
3-4 ripe bananas

Mix all ingredients  scraping the sides often. Pour into greased and floured loaf pan (9x5x3). Bake at 350 for 55-65 minutes.

Do you have any family recipes?


Lauren said...

What a neat idea! I may have to borrow it;-)

Angi said...

Such a great idea!!! I've been toying with the idea of printing up some recipes to frame...

Katie said...

what a great idea! they look great! and i love banana bread!!!

Becky Dougherty said...

That's a great idea! I'm so glad you found a way to have your mom in the kitchen with you! :)

Jen said...

This is such an awesome idea!!! :) I should do that with a few recipes that my Mom gave me...she wrote a few down on pieces of paper. Wonderful way to have her in the kitchen.

SMD @ lifeaccordingtosteph said...

Oh, I really really love this. I'm so glad you did it.