My brain is my digital storage unit and My recipes are always with me, no matter where I go. I am a walking, talking, human whip it up cookbook and up until recently I was the vest keepsake kitchen diary in my home. I have my recipes with me, in my head, digitally stored, lol and my friends and kids can get them anytime they want them right? Hardly is this true, because if I am on the move, or just in accessible the recipe someone wants to create just has to wait. Think of inaccessible time as a No WiFi Moment (eyeroll) for them. What if I could have a written diary of all my Best kitchen recipes in one place so that my family and friends could get what they needed without having to rely on me and my schedule? Lavishly live recipe recording and memory making out loud as I present the Best Keepsake Kitchen Diary that allows me to scribe my DIY recipes.
I have had plenty of plain paper notebooks where I have attempted to keep track of my recipes. What they did not have is spiral binding and generally they just fall apart and end up being pieces of notepaper for errand running.
There are so many recipes, that have been handed down from generation to generation and those recipes have been tweaked and need to be recorded by only in the Best Keepsake Kitchen Diary
because they are Holy Grail of foods, sacred to me and my family.
The Keepsake Kitchen Diary from Lily & Val offers me a spiral bound edition of endless pages to record ; starters, soups/salads, main courses, side dishes, desserts, miscellaneous.
The recipe is written on one side. The ingredients are recorded and the servings (if you know them, sometimes family recipes are ‘open-ended’. Of course you can select how hard or easy this is to make and then write the directions.
The opposing page is where the memory happens. Here, is where I can communicate when I made it, which person in the house ate it with the most happiness and any notes I have. This is kind of like my ‘Cook’s Notes’ section on my website.
This page lets you know if the recipe was a real stinker for any reason. You might say something like, “when I rolled it, the cheese kept coming out, so keep the cheese tight to one side rather than spread across the dough, so when you roll the cheese stays tight inside.” Of course this is not only insightful information but it is a memory and whoever was helping you prepare that meal or that item will recall what happened.
Along the way you will find Baking Pan Substitutions, Table of Contents, Perfectly placed dividers for food types and a favorite recipe index.
The Best Keepsake Kitchen Diary offers me a moment to reflect on the foods I cook, and a way to communicate them to my future family and all of my friends. In addition, I find the diary a challenge, as we all have our favorite and least favorite repertoire to prepare and I can see what I prepare more of like desserts or soups. I may base my findings in my diary as a case study of self and become a bit more diverse in areas that I have lacked providing well-curated recipes. I plan on using the diary to broaden my cooking palate in order to provide The Best Keepsake Kitchen Diary to my family for their use in years to come as I lavishly celebrate food and recipes out loud.