Savor the Season - The Importance of Passing Down Family Recipes

By Karla Jones Seidita, Home Economist

For as long as I can remember, mothers and grandmothers have passed down family recipes to their daughters and granddaughters.  It wasn't just our at house.  It was every house.

The recipes represented each family's heritage and expressed a way of life the family embraced.

Sometimes the fathers and sons get involved but most often it is the women who are the keepers of tradition and family history.

Some recipes celebrate the family's ethnic heritage.  
Some recipes are added to the family collection as friends become part of their extended family.   
And still other recipes, for no particular reason other than everyone likes them, just become part of the family's holiday tradition.

Who we are and where we've come from is never more obvious than at the holidays.

Pass down those treasured family recipes to the next generation and celebrate your family heritage.  


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