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 waaaay 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).
Meanwhile, I’ve been cooking along, perfecting some of the traditional recipes handed down from both of my grandmothers, and sharing them with my own family. And it occurs to me that 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. And, for both, preparing food for their family was more than just something in their “job description.” It was an expression of love. 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.
Accordingly: My Grandma’s Recipes is a recipe blog and a historical work, but it will be flavored by its author. A bit about me, then? I am a 40-something mother of three boys, married since 1993 to the most patient, wonderful guy in the world. I grew up on a farm in south-central Pennsylvania, moved to Washington, DC right after college, and have lived here since 1990. We currently reside in the Maryland suburbs of DC. For more about me, check out the main page of Soup Is Not A Finger Food (or read the about me page over there).
COMMENTS: Bring ’em! In fact, 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. The first time you comment, it will be held for moderation, but thereafter, they will post instantly. I will usually reply to your comment within each post, so be sure to subscribe to the blog and/or to the individual post. Sometimes, I will reply by email, so keep an eye out for that, too. I’m kinda random that way.
Now – are you hungry? Have you eaten? Wow, you look pretty hungry. Here, sit down, let’s get busy. I must have some food here somewhere…