We know about heirloom vegetables and heirloom grains, and farmers take a great deal of pride in preserving these crops for their historical value. But have you ever considered that you are the keeper of heirloom recipes?
Every family recipe is a seed that contains memories and emotions, and each time we prepare it, we are planting that seed for a new generation to enjoy.
Maintaining your family recipes is a big responsibility, but it’s an easy one to manage. While we all love old handwritten recipe cards and delicate, butter-smudged papers, they are better-kept tucked away somewhere safe where they can be shared as special mementos. The easiest way to access your old family recipes is to keep them digitized – which, conveniently enough, you can do right here on this site.
When you log in to DISH, head on over to My Recipe Box, under the For Members Only navigation. From there, you can add new recipes and store them for safe-keeping.
You can categorize your recipes for easy browsing, but our favorite feature is tagging. Unlike categories, you can add any recipe tag that you want – and then you can select a tag to find exactly what you’re looking for. A simple example is to tag a recipe with “tomato,” and then you can pull up all of your tomato recipes. But for your personal recipes, you can use unique tags that make sense for you.
For example, if you tag holiday favorite recipes as “Christmas,” each year you can pull up all of your recipes at once. Or tag recipes as “Mom” for all of your mother’s iconic dishes, for when you’re feeling nostalgic for her home cooking.
We’re so glad you’re a DISH member, and we hope that some of the recipes we share with you become family favorites for years to come!