But one of my favorite things about this shower was that everyone was asked to bring a recipe card with a favorite recipe from their home, as well as an ingredient from that recipe. This helped stock our pantry (ironically, I got 4 or 5 cans of water chestnuts which my mom said was more than she'd ever used in 27 years of marriage!) and also gave me a wealth of recipes to choose from, given to me by people who were a real, sweet part of my life.
I keep those recipes in a special Longaberger recipe box, and go through them every once in awhile. I have been on a butterscotch morsel kick lately and pulled out a recipe for Butterscotch Haystacks the other day, a recipe that was written on a card from a woman named JoAnn that I admired very much growing up. She jokingly said on the card that it was from her "vast repetoire" of recipes (she wasn't too interested in cooking - she didn't need to be, she could do pretty much everything else unbelievably well!) and said it was a nice dessert in the fall or around Thanksgiving time since the finished product resembled haystacks.