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Preserving food, recipes

Working on her sixth hand-written cookbook, Glenna Hudgins, as she turns the pages, speaks of her family with love and pride, and explains how this project started. "I have given a cookbook to five of my grandchildren when each was to be married; now I’m working on the sixth with one more to go. We have seven grandchildren. They’ll have to pass these books along to their children as I’m only doing seven.

"I think family is very important and I believe one of the best ways for our grandchildren to learn about and get to know their ancestors, on both sides, is to have this cookbook where the credit is given to each family member from whom the recipe originated. Our grandchildren never knew our grandmothers. This way they will get to know them through their recipes. Everyone has asked me why I hadn’t typed the recipes, but that was not my purpose. I wanted them to have it in my own handwriting." Besides the family recipes that had been handed down, plus a few s...

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