Remember that free photo book giveaway that Oprah and Snapfish teamed up for? The timing couldn’t have been better.
I had already decided that I wanted to put together a book of all my Grandma Irene’s recipes to give to my mom for Christmas. I had even started one on another website but quickly jumped ship when that offer came out. I found every recipe that my mom had (Nicole, this how I found your mom’s cookie recipe) and then let my aunt, uncle and cousins in on the surprise so I could quickly collect theirs too. Then, I spent the week working like a madwoman trying to get the cookbook finished.
My mom cried when she opened it, even though she knew it was coming (my uncle Mike accidentally spilled the beans about a week before Christmas). I love the way it turned out too. Plus, since it was free (except for shipping), I was able to give one to all of my other relatives for Christmas too.