We started this back in 2000, as a way for all our friends and family to share their favorite recipes. We collected recipes from everyone in November and passed out recipe cards at Christmastime. It has grown over the years and is now online for everyone to view and share with others. Below is the first letter I sent out.
Happy Holidays Everyone!
This is hopefully your first recipe box. If not, let’s make it your favorite. We wanted to try to bring us all closer and to open our eyes to new and different things. Twelve people/couples [now twenty!], all from very different backgrounds and families, are receiving this same type of box. It is our hope that we can bring some of each other’s family into our own.
We have started the box off with some of our favorite recipes. It is only a humble beginning, which can grow into something great not only in the additional recipes, but also in the contact necessitated in our sharing.
Over the course of the year (and years to come), we hope that everyone will submit to us their favorite recipes. They can be from anywhere or anyone, but please submit your favorite foods to start things off well. Don’t feel restrained by standard recipe formats either. If you have comments or anecdotes that you would like to include, all the better.
Hopefully, next Christmas you will receive a much larger stack of recipes. So, enjoy the small amount of recipes in this box and know that in a few years it will be filled with the best of the best from the people you know and love.
I hope you enjoy this and we look forward to getting your recipes in the future! (send paper, handwritten or electronic copies of your recipes.)
Matt & Kristie
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