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9 Ways to Share Your Most Cherished Family Recipes

Your family's best-loved recipes can be displayed on more than a faded index card. Here's what to do!

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Happy granddaughter looking at her grandma while cookingPhotographee.eu/Shutterstock

Celebrate your family’s favorite recipes by turning them into a forever keepsake. Your options are as endless as your imagination! You can easily tailor it to the tastes of the recipient, delighting them with a gift that they’ll treasure almost as much as the recipe itself.

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Personalized wood recipe boxvia amazon.com

Recipe Box

Fill with your family’s best recipes, saving the piece de resistance for the cover of this wooden recipe box ($50). The box comes with six wooden recipe dividers and can be ordered for either 4×6 or 5×7 recipe cards.

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For added inspo, sprinkle in a few recipes that will be new to your family, straight from ours!

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Custom cutting boardvia amazon.com

Cutting Board

One can never have too many cutting boards—high quality ones, especially. This engraved bamboo board ($25) can also serve double duty, whether they use it to help prep the recipe it bears, or turn it into a gorgeous appetizer platter.

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Personalized Recipe Kitchen Trivetvia TaylorJuneGifts/etsy.com

Trivet

For your shorter recipes (no more than 12 lines), this wood framed trivet ($37) can beautifully capture a beloved family dish. Made from a 6×6 tile base, the trivet is as practical as it is pretty—keeping your countertop safe and serving as a heartfelt keepsake.

Purchase here.

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Custom recipe bookvia amazon.com

Cookbook

You can also preserve recipes in your own handwriting, with a book like this 70-page kraft paper notebook ($20). For a one of a kind treasure, worthy of being passed down for generations, ask siblings to jot down their favorite family recipes—and memories, too.

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Personalized apronvia TaylorJuneGifts/etsy.com

Apron

Celebrate everyone’s hands-down favorite recipe with this apron to hang in the kitchen ($35). It can be customized with a generously-sized digital rendering of the recipe in its original handwritten form. You can easily add personal touches like a whisk, or swap out colors to make the apron pop.

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Custom Tea Towelsvia amazon.com

Tea Towels

Whether displayed as decor or used as a hardworking kitchen essential, these tea towels ($20) are another way to thoughtfully capture a special recipe. You can even draw inspiration from Joanna Gaines a la Magnolia Seed + Supply, and display a group of them as wall art!

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Personalized Casserole Baking Dish 2 Litervia amazon.com

Casserole Dish

You can also preserve one of your family’s most treasured recipes by having the name of it etched into the bottom of an ever-practical Pyrex, like one of these from Teals Prairie & Co. (from $39). The hardest part will be deciding which recipe to use!

Purchase here.

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Framed Kitchen Artvia michaels.com

Framed Kitchen Art

Tell the story behind a dish with a three-photo framed wall hanging ($23); anchor the original recipe card between photographs of the cooks who made—and love—that cherished recipe.

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How many of your family’s favorites made our all-time best list?

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personalized tea towelvia amazon.com

Kitchen Towel

Made from ultra-absorbent flour sack cloth, these kitchen towels ($15) can blend utilitarian practicality with nostalgic reverence. For a gift that’s as tongue-in-cheek as it is thoughtful, pair a classic photo of the cook with their quintessential catchphrase and one of their most requested recipes.

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Rebecca Walden
Rebecca C. Walden is a freelance writer with Deep South roots - an Alabama native now living in north Texas. Her writing has appeared in Reader's Digest, the Huffington Post, Southern Living, and many other regional publications, focusing on everything from health and wellness to parenting, family, and women's interests. Walden also provides freelance writing to corporate clients in finance, government, healthcare, and higher education. Check out her latest work @rebeccacwalden.com.
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