If you are looking for a totally free, delicious homemade gift this year – how about going through the family recipes.
A CNN blog has a four step to–do list of how to preserve the recipes that matter most to your family.
First — go through old recipe boxes and copy what's inside. It may mean scanning old newspaper clippings or hand–written recipes.
Next — share the recipes with other people in your family. Put them in a blog or website, or make a printable PDF you can share digitally.
Also -- record someone cooking. Turn on your cell phone or video camera and ask the master chef to make the recipe themselves.
Finally — the blog author suggests making the recipe yourself. Ask for a cooking session from the expert and learn how to recreate what you love.