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Mark Angelo Askew is the author of "Fimark's Family Reunion Planner Guide Workbook and Keepsake" and the founder and director of the Family Reunion Planning Group that established November as Annual Family Reunion Planning Month.

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Autumn Family Recipes Part 1

It's the season for pickling. Warm things up on a cold day while canning pickled squash, zucchini, eggplant and cucumbers. Canning is no longer a lost art do says my mom. My sister Karen can prove that with this spicey line up sweet pickled delight. There's a tall jar waiting for me next time I visit dad and mom quaint estate.

Pickling: It's becoming a practical and popular pastime for large and small families who like to snack on healthy homemade wholesome goodness. Now there's a mouthful. Say that three times real fast. pickling from scratch is perhaps one of the healthiest, least expensive and most fulfilling ways to provide nutritional value to any family meal. Find some great pickling recipes right here in the recipe bin.

Baking: The irresistible aroma of home cooking and canning make the kitchen table a more inviting place for kids to linger and make conversation. Families will quickly learn the joy of sitting down and savoring a tasty recipe. That said, why not make it a point to whip up what you know they'll like. Careful though, you're bound to draw a neighbor or two to your front door.

Nothing is more heart warming then taking the time to enjoy family crafts, cooking, story time and eating mouth watering treats all at the same time. It's what good memories are made of.

This weeks focus is on recording traditional family recipes. The objective is to open a dialogue with family members across several generations and discover a lost art in meal planning, preparation and serving from the garden to the market, from the dish to the table. Many of our readers have the 132 page Family Reunion Planner Guide and Keepsake book. If so you may be surprised to know that it contains a Family Recipe compiler section. Each page contains important entries to help you keep a detailed record of  age old family recipes.

Family Recipe Compiler  from Fimark's Family Reunion Planner

Record the date, origin, history, contributing family member, ingredients, preparation, cooking and serving details.  There's enough page write out the history of each meals conception.

In addition to the family recipe compiler there are other useful keepsake features in the reunion planning guide ideal for this contemplative memory gathering time of year. For example the event guide also contains a personal journal so you can record your reunion event planning experience. A family tree worksheet is also included alongside and family heirloom documentation worksheet.

Learn more about Fimark's Family Reunion Planner Guide  and Keepsake book at here.

Visit our Family reunion recipes on, a regular part of our family reunion planning presentation so stop by regularly and see what's cooking.  So what's on the menu? Recipes of the Autumn harvest. These recipes are easy to make and most of all absolutely tasty. Each is contributed by our family reunion planners, chefs and great cooking aficionados. Enjoy some of the best recipes ever discovered.

Next week... The amazing things you can create with pumpkin.

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