I've been meaning to get some family recipes together for some time now, but I keep forgetting to transcribe them into my own cookbook whenever I go home. Well, tomorrow is my day off, and I fully intend to write down my favorite recipes in my sunflower-decorated cookbook.

My mother and I were looking through my great-grandmother's book the last time I went home and found her original sugar cookie recipe written in her handwriting. My family has many recipes that we pass down from generation to generation, and every now and then we have someone who makes a creation of their own. I plan to continue the tradition and, hopefully, add a few ideas of my own to the mix.

What is your favorite family cooking tradition?