No matter what your ethnic background, you probably have many family recipes or special ways of cooking that you just do without thinking. Have you ever baked your mom's favorite cookies, the ones that remind you of your childhood? The smells in the kitchen, the taste in your mouth, and the fond memories of love and warmth will accompany the recipes that you write down for your children and succeeding generations, or perhaps share with other special people in your life. Writing the recipes down is one sure way to pass them on for others to enjoy. You can also give the recipe as a gift to go along with the tradition that it is associated with the baked goods.