Hi, I’m Meg, and this blog is called My Grandma’s Recipes.
When my Grandma Sara died in September 2005, I inherited her recipe box. At that time, I promised my relatives that I would compile and share her greatest hits in the form of a cookbook. I even asked them for food-related stories and photos. It was a great idea, and I had the best of intentions.
Well, life intervened, and this project slipped down my to-do list… until 2008. I was talking with my mom, right before Thanksgiving, and it occurred to me that a blog would be a fantastic way to publish recipes as I go, share them with far-flung family, along with stories and photos, AND solicit their input via comments. A collaborative cookbook! And, doing it this way eliminates the pressure I was feeling of having promised some kind of printed, finished product to share with everyone. Now, they can check back and watch its progress (and help me, too).
I have strong food-roots on both sides of the family! Both Grandma Sara, who was my dad’s mom, and Grandma Losch, who was my mom’s mom, were fantastic cooks. For both, preparing food for their family was more than just a job. It was an expression of love. And food is my love-language, too. I intend for this blog to honor their memories and their skills, and to preserve their recipes and their stories for those who follow me.
And while I’m at it, I’ll be sharing some of my own recipes, too. Maybe my kids will want to have them someday.
Accordingly: My Grandma’s Recipes is a recipe blog and a historical work, but it will be flavored by its author. These posts aren’t just about the recipes, they include stories and commentary and more words than photos. And some posts aren’t even recipes as much as they are “here’s how I make this thing that I’ve been making for decades.”
As for me, I’m a decidedly Gen-X suburban mother of three boys. My day job is in Human Resources. I grew up on a farm in south-central Pennsylvania, moved to Washington, DC right after college, and have lived in the DC area since 1990. I currently reside in Montgomery County, Maryland.
COMMENTS: This blog will be all the better for YOUR comments. So, family and friends, if you want to contribute recipes or stories or critiques – whatever – either leave a comment or send it to soupisnotafingerfood [at] gmail [dot] com. Like and/or subscribe to this blog to monitor comments.
Now, let’s get cooking.