**Originally published in December 2010.**

Last year for Christmas, I received one of the most meaningful gifts from my aunt, a recipe box full of my Grandma’s recipes. (Gramma as we called her.)  Last summer, she passed away and my cousins and I really wanted her recipes as a reminder of her.

Come Christmas day, I opened my present from my aunt and low and behold, it was a nice box full of my Grandma’s hand written recipes!

My aunt had divided the original recipes between me and my cousins, then photocopied the rest so we each had my Grandma’s entire recipe collection in her own handwriting!  (I got her original recipe for pickles!! 🙂 ) I’m not hesitant in the least to say that this would make a great Christmas gift!

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