11 March 2011

Introducing Family Tree-Eats!

Back in August, Eva and I had the idea to make a family recipe book.  We thought it would be wonderful to have all of Nonna's recipes together in one bound volume as well as the rest of the families tried-and-true recipes.  The recipes could be accompanied by stories and pictures; a true representation of our entire family.  Eva would be coming home for the holidays and we thought it would be a perfect time to put the book together.

The idea was there and excitement was in the air.  Eva put out a 'call for submissions' and we anxiously waited for the recipes to start rolling in.  We got a few recipes here and there, and lots of questions.  Whoever we talked to seemed excited about the book, and loved the idea.  Uncle Steve suggested the name "Schifferli Family Tree-eats" and Eva and I really liked the sound of it.  Everything was falling into place.

When Eva came home, we talked about getting together to make some of the recipes and take pictures.  With the hustle and bustle of the season we really didn't have the time to devote to such an undertaking.  I didn't realize how difficult it would be to put the whole thing together.  With the days ticking away before Eva had to leave, I came up with the idea for a recipe blog. 

With the blog format, we can work on the recipes at our leisure, and our family can submit recipes as they come across them.  Eventually, we can use the blog to create the book we originally intended.  It took us some time to create the blog, but Family Tree-Eats is now online with Eva doing the first post yesterday.  I also want to give a special "thank you" to Aunt Sue for letting me use the magnolia tree picture she took in 1971.  It is exactly what I was looking for!

I am so excited about Family Tree-Eats!  I hope it someday becomes your first stop for traditional, tried-and-true family recipes!



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