A blogging event near and dear!

Last month, Laura of The Spiced Life, held an event called Grandma’s Recipes. Laura decided to host this event because her grandmother (whom she had lost not too long ago) had been on her mind a lot. I immediately knew I would participate in this event because my grandmother is, in a large part, inspiration for my own blog. My grandmother has been gone from my life for a longer period of time, but there isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t think of her. Today, I live only two miles down the road from her home and only two miles away from where I grew up. So, on a daily basis I am flooded with memories of my youth. Gee, I said that like I was really old or something!

I am very excited to announce that after after a few email exchanges with Laura we have decided to make this a monthly event! However, to open the door for more people to participate, we have decided to change the event to Family Recipes: Memories of Family, Food and Fun. This means the recipe can be your own, your mother, your grandmother, your daughter, your aunt (or male counterparts of all these!) feel free to even include your in-laws! I know I intend to drag Kristina (my DIL) into this if I can!

I want to shout out a special thanks to Josie (who is Laura’s sister) of
1 Kitchen, 2 Dogs and a Girl for creating our logo for us!

Here’s how it works:

1. Make a dish that qualifies as described above and write about it.

2. Post it on your blog between now and 12 AM Midnight Saturday May 23 (USA EST)–all submissions must be in English please.

3. Provide a link in your post to this page and this blog.

4. Email me at grumpyshoneybunch AT yahoo DOT com by 12 AM Midnight Saturday May 23 (USA EST) with:

  • the recipe name
  • the URL of the post
  • the URL of your blog
  • your location

5. Please place a copy of the logo on your post if possible.

6. Multiple submissions are welcome, but please only one submission for each type of dish (main dish, appetizer, dessert, etc).

7. New posts only please.

8. Don’t worry about photos–I will grab one from your post.


  1. says

    Great idea! I’ll put a reminder on my blog to cook something.

    My grandmother was also a great influence in my love of food and cooking.

  2. says

    This sounds like a fun blogevent!! I would love to join, but unfortunately we don’t have any familyrecipes. Both my grandmothers were not very adventurous in the kitchen. My mom just to have a booklet in which she wrote down her favourite recipes, but that seems to have been lost during moving from one home to the other…

  3. says

    I’m in!!! I think the logo is too cute to only use on one post tho… have you considered offering it as one we can put on our side bar all the time?
    I’m so excited about this.

  4. says

    Wow, what a great website you have here. It is nice to see actual fresh content for a change. From one webmaster to another, I congratulate you for the effort you must have put in. I will definitely recommend your website to my readers which is highly related to your theme. Keep up the great work on your website!

  5. says

    That’s cool! What to do for recipes though? My mom and her mother never used them….they’re a pinch of these a splash of that! I’ll have to work on it.

    Love the logo!

  6. says

    Love this event, and I will try to work something up for it. I just posted my grandmother’s chocolate bread pudding recipe on Tuesday, but I guess that doesn’t count! But for the future – Do you permit submissions to more than one event? For example, can it be for this event and for Presto Pasta?

  7. says

    A wonderful idea! I have more than a few recipes not only from my own family but my husband’s as well. The trick is for me to get off my duff and actually do it! If this is a monthly event then I should be able to participate some time. Love the logo!

  8. says

    What a TERRIFIC idea and one that I will be following. Family recipes are the best, tried, true, and loved. I like how the recipe choice is open-ended. I think I might join in on this.

  9. says

    What a wonderful, timely event….my aunt gave me a family cookbook for my birthday. Looking forward to playing along!

    It was good to catch up w/ you Shelby. And even better to hear your surgery went OK…how scary it must have been for you!

    That asparagus tart in a previous post looks amazing!

  10. says

    This is such a nice event and a great way to share the stories of such important people in our lives. I think this will be a living history with such great value! Thanks!

  11. says

    Thanks to you and Laura for organizing this event… and you’re welcome for the logo. Who knew I could do that?! It took a fight with my boyfriend over him distracting me while I was trying to edit the picture to get it right, but I think it was worth it 😉

    I already made my recipe for this month’s event and should have it up in the next week.

  12. says

    Funny you should post this event – I have a cookbook that my great grandmother put together with recipes from her life – I will make one of those. This should be fun!!!

  13. says

    This is perfect for me! I have been meaning to try my grandmother’s recipes for ages. She lives with my family so you’d think I’d have gotten around to it! It’s so important to me to get all her recipes now while I can. I’m so excited:D

  14. says

    I know there will be some great posts for this event! I just blogged up my Grandma Trudie’s apple cake recipe and sent you an email about it. Looking forward to the roundup.

  15. says

    I saw this event mentioned on Barbara’s blog, Barbara Bakes, so I thought that I would check it out. It looks like a lot of fun. I’m hoping to join in soon.

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