Christmas was a special time in the kitchen with Nanny. I helped her bake her special date cookies and stir up my favorite Christmas candy, Coconut Balls. The coconut balls took all day to make but they were worth it. No microwaves back then. We melted the chocolate with some paraffin in a double boiler on the stove. Together we rolled the coconut mixture into balls and dipped them in chocolate. When it got too soft it went back into the freezer until it was hard enough to roll again. The end result was a sweet treat you can't buy in any store. It was made even better by the time I shared with my Nanny and the delight I got from helping to create the delicious treat for Christmas. To this day when I enjoy a coconut ball, the memories of my time in the kitchen with Nanny come flooding back.
The special time I spent making Christmas goodies with my Nanny is a precious memory. It makes the recipes special to me. Family recipes to be passed down to new generations. . They are not just recipes, they are memories.
I know every family has their own special recipes that inspire memories they hold dear. Those are the recipes we would like to share!
The Chamber of Commerce would like to put together these special family recipes in their new cookbook. We invite you to share your special recipes to be included in our new cookbook. If you have a story you would like to include we would love to have that also.
Send your name, story and recipe to Cheyenne Chamber of Commerce, P.O. Box 57, Cheyenne OK 73628 or email them to firstname.lastname@example.org. Perhaps your special recipe will create a special memory for someone else!