In Response to Re: In my oven.........:
My husband LOVES chocolate crinkle cookies that only his youngest sister makes at Christmas for him-a family recipe that only she's perfected. I've seen/tried many versions over the years but none compare to hers. She doesn't share recipes & last two years cookies aren't good-like she's rushing to make which turns out a bad cookie...either over kneaded, burnt, too small, whatever. A shame
Posted by Jeannine G
Could you possibly ask her for the recipe so you can make the cookies for his birthday or for your anniversary? Maybe making them at another time of year when she is not so rushed might help the consistency of the cookies. And if you ask to help make them that might be the birthday or anniversary gift for that year.
As I have mentioned here before my parents died while I was pretty young. I have no family recipes that I can go to. I would love to make my Dad's Beef Barley soup, spaghetti sauce or his cold slaw. My Mom made a coffee cake that was amazing and I still have not a clue how to make the dressing I stuffed myself with at Thanksgiving and Christmas.
So I can not stress enough how important it is to write down family recipes and keep them alive for the next generation.