During RootsTech, FamilySearch announced FamilySearch Recipes. A portion of their website dedicated to preserving favorite family recipes. What a fabulous idea!
Most of us have special recipes in our families, even if they are from the current generation. In my family, I have a few favorite recipes that come from my Grandma. There aren’t many, but the few I have are treasures. I have several of my own recipes that my family LOVES. I can’t get back the family recipes that have been lost to time, but I can be sure to preserve my own recipes for my children and the generations that will follow.
My oldest son is currently serving as a Missionary for our church. His 19th birthday is coming up. Missionaries don’t really need much. They move very frequently and live out of 2 large suitcases and 1 one carry-on suitcase. He doesn’t need more “stuff” for his birthday. But he could probably use a little dose of home.
So, for his birthday I created him this very detailed recipe of his favorite pasta:
And because I know he will most likely lose track of his laminated recipe cards at some point in his life, I also uploaded it to FamilySearch Recipes.
I included the background of this recipe:
In 2007 I had a cardiac ablation. Afterwards I developed a blood clot in my neck. It was very painful and I lost mobility in my neck and shoulders. I was stuck resting for a few weeks. During that time our next door neighbors were doing some remodeling in their kitchen. My sweet neighbor, and very good friend – Brooke, cooked dinner in our kitchen for both of our families for many days. One day she tried a new pasta recipe. I LOVED it. I kept meaning to ask her for the recipe. I never remembered to ask. We moved away and I still thought about that yummy pasta on occasion. I decided to try to recreate it. After many revisions, this was the end result. It has become a family favorite. It is fast and easy to make, light and delicious. My oldest son especially loves this pasta dish. For his 19th birthday – his first birthday as a missionary – I created this detailed recipe for him to follow.
Not only do I love this pasta because it is delicious, but I love it because it reminds me of my very dear friend and her loving service to me and my family. As a bonus, Brooke’s husband is my husband’s 3rd cousin. A fact we discovered several months after we became neighbors. 🙂
I look forward to preserving additional recipes on FamilySearch Recipes. Especially the few that come from my Grandma. She made the best orange rolls! That one needs to be preserved for sure.
Do you have any family recipes you want to preserve?
14 thoughts on “FamilySearch Recipes”
I adore this idea, Amberly. With a daughter off to college soon, I think I will start on a project like this. I hadn’t thought of using the new FamilySearch feature for current family recipes, but it makes total sense.
Thank you Melissa. It think it’s really easy to forget to use our genealogy tools to document our own lives in a more lasting way – FamilySearch Recipes is a great reminder to do just that. Good luck sending your daughter off! It’s a big change. 🙂
What a fabulous idea Amberly. I really believe that teaching our children to cook good food is a very precious gift.
Thank you Su. Ryan has made this with my help a few times but never on his own so I hope I gave him enough details to do it well on his own. 🙂
I’m sure you did. I really love the format of the recipe. How did you do that?
I created it in Illustrator. 😉
This sounds delicious! Love how you set out all of the details! 🙂
Thank you Linda! I was extra detailed because he is so young and it seems like it’s always the extra details that make the difference in how it turns out. 🙂
And some of us who are not so young benefit tremendously from the extra details! LOL! 😉
So true! 🙂
I learned something new from this post. I’d never previously heard of Family Search Recipes. It sounds wonderful. The Lemon Pine Nut Pasta sounds yummy.
Thank you Sheryl! FamilySearch Recipes is brand new. 🙂
Delicious!!! I have made a similar lemon pasta from Our Best Bites. Yours looks yummy! Such a fun way to keep your son connected to home while he’s gone.
Thank you Nicole! He was excited. 🙂