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My favourite holiday meal

Today we're talking our fave Holiday Meal....which for me translates into a couple of things, but the overly factor is that, in order for it to be deemed my favourite, it must involve family.

Anytime I think of Christmas or any big family gathering, I can taste the meals that my Grandmothers so diligently prepared.  Every Christmas I try to re-create one of those recipes so I can bring back the tastes to match the wonderful memories that they instilled.

One of my current projects is scanning/recreating this cookbook that belonged to my late Grandma Diehl. It's full of her penmanship and smudges and stains and will be, I'm sure, a prized possession in the kitchens of the big family she loved so much.  
Here are a couple pictures of some of my favourite Grandma Diehl Christmas recipes.

My Grandma Park also made us all a binder one Christmas that has all her favourite recipes.  Here are a couple things that she always makes for Christmas, that I must make this year!

The marshmallow balls are the ultimate treat for me and I'm pretty sure my Dad has ate them all, so I'm going to have to make a double batch!

Tonight is Dan's Cmas party....I like having a new dress/outfit for this party as it's the only time that I really get dressed up.
Here are some past looks (I thought I had more...I guess I don't) :
Our first year- 2003

Last year 2013
                         Metallic Chevron Dress | Hudson's Bay
 This year I went back and forth between these two dresses.....come back Monday to see what I picked and how it looked!
Have a great weekend!


  1. I love the hand written recipes you have from your grandmothers. My mom has my Grandma Mary's cookbook, which I know she never uses - I'm going to ask her to bring it to me when she visits this Christmas. I'm sure there's some good stuff in there. Have fun at the holiday party - love your pictures! Can't wait to see which dress you picked :)!

    1. My Grandma's cookbook is one of my most treasured possessions!

  2. I keep all my holiday recipes in one binder...with my shopping list so I don't have to recreate it every year. I also love the hand written recipes you shared. I have several that are barely legible anymore, and they are some of my most cherished possessions in the world! Thanks for sharing. I can't wait to see what dress you wore to your Christmas party.

    1. Brilliant idea keeping the shopping lists!!!

  3. I love the handwritten recipes, too! How special to have. Can't wait to see what dress you picked.

    Lisa @ Daily Style Finds

    1. I think it was a Lisa-approved outfit.

  4. What a wonderful keepsake you have! Your picture from look like KIDS!!!! I'm looking forward to seeing this year's dress!

    Sheila @ Sheila's Potpourri

    1. I forgot my husband used to have hair...that does make us look so young, doesn't it??!!

  5. omg I love the handwritten recipes! Feel free to send nanimo bars my way :)

    1. NO way, I will eat ALL of them first.

  6. Oh, those recipes! I have one handwritten recipe from my late grandparents that I cherish so much. Enjoyed the pics, too! Jen :)

    1. I have a couple recipes framed in my kitchen from my grandmas' hands. I very cherished!


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