Family Secret Recipes…on Canvas!
Do you have any favorite family recipes, passed down from generations or something you cooked with your mom or grandma before you were even old enough to reach the kitchen counter? There are a few family favorites that come to mind for me – one being my Grandma Sophie’s simple butter cookies. She’d bake and mail them to me when I was in college and I’d insist she include the festive rainbow sprinkles on top. Also, my mom’s sweet and sour meatball recipe (which I’ve made using soy meatballs, but I can’t give you the sauce recipe – TOP SECRET). Those are the kind of recipes that take me back in time, bring back memories, and tell a story. And I think those memories and stories actually make the food taste better. It’s one of the reasons I love telling a story about the food I share with you on my blog!
I saw a great print on The Kitchn of creatively formatted recipes that would make an attractive kitchen decoration. But I didn’t want any ol’ recipe nailed to my kitchen wall – I wanted something that was personal and had meaning. Fortunately I have a friend who is a great graphic designer (and wedding photographer extraordinaire). Katherine took my Grandma’s butter cookie recipe, which I enhanced with some fun words of baking wisdom, and put it in a similar format for me.
I knew I wanted to have it printed on canvas so I was very excited when the peeps at Easy Canvas offered to have me try their canvas printing service out. It took less than 2 minutes for me to upload my photo, choose my canvas size, and have it printed and shipped to me (well, the shipping took longer than 2 minutes). It was easier than some other canvas services I’ve used, and since I love pics on canvas, it’s the one I’ll be going back to. I was so excited when my canvas arrived! I got an 8×8 print which goes perfectly in one of the little corners of our kitchen.
It means so much to me to have my grandma’s prized butter cookie recipe on my wall. I don’t even dare try to veganize them, since they’re just perfect as is. It’s such a nice way of showcasing one of my favorite recipes.
Do you have any recipe wall art or kitchen decorations? What’s your favorite family recipe?
Disclaimer: I was not paid to promote Easy Canvas or Katherine.