Buchanan County Public Library

Heritage Recipe

Heritage Recipe Pages

This is a wonderful opportunity to share a family recipe, a memory of the person you received the recipe from, and how you enjoyed that dish with your friends or family. Included in your registration bag are two sheet protector pages with cardstock, printed strips, embellishments and cardstock frames. Using these you can create a heritage recipe double page of your own. All you need to add are photographs, a recipe, and a memory. To put it together, use scissors, a gel pen or pencil, a regular glue stick or scrapbooking tape available at Walmart. It will fit in a 3 ring binder and can be the start of a family recipe book.


  1. Gather a 4 by 6 or smaller photograph of the person whose recipe you are using. If you don’t have one, use a photograph of you enjoying the dish with a friend or family member. For example, I have one of my great niece eating Deviled Eggs and one of my dad deep frying a turkey.
  2. Gather the recipe and fit it into/onto one of the 4 by 6 frames included in this kit. You may have to type it or re write it to fit. You might want to discard the included frame and use the original recipe (especially if it is in that person’s handwriting).
  3. Using a gel pen or pencil or other acid free pen, use one frame and write up a memory of the person or of when you shared this dish. The other frame can be used for additional information, the recipe title, or as an additional embellishment.
  4. Now lay out your pages. Pictured below are a couple of possible designs, but please do make this your own project.
  5. Once you are happy with your design, use the glue stick or tape to attach everything together.
  6. After it dries, slide the pages back into the sheet protectors.

We would love for you to share your recipe with the library! If you would be willing, please take a picture and send it to me at sherry@bcplnet.org and we’ll share it on our website and on Facebook!

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    Email: sherry@bcplnet.org

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    Grundy, VA 24614

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