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My daughter had my husband "borrow" a recipe card out of my files, which she scanned. It is a precious recipe written in my mother's own handwriting for our favorite coffee cake. This sour cream coffee cake is a special treat in our family, and at Christmas we all make it with red and green maraschino cherries on top. My grandmother used to make this recipe, too. The original recipe card is very stained and worn. My daughter had an Etsy artist wood-burn the recipe onto a wooden cutting board, using the scan of the original recipe card.
Imagine the possibilities You can take a favorite family recipe and create one of these treasures, too. The recipe could be something that has been passed on for generations, or a favorite recipe from the "old country". It is not only a great Christmas gift, but would make a lovely Mother's Day or wedding shower gift.
I looked on Etsy.com and there are several artists there offering the same service, to reproduce recipe cards on wooden cutting boards. I don't know which one my daughter used, but all of them look similar. If you are a wood-burn artist perhaps you can reproduce this handicraft yourself with a scanned image of a recipe.
I plan on hanging this board on my kitchen wall. It's too precious to use as a cutting board!
Try this to find an artisan to make one for you www.etsy.com
Copyright 2012, Heather Wilkinson Rojo