Marmalade plum pie final

It’s not only photos that bring back great memories – you probably have treasured family recipes that you want to preserve too.

Picasa, or any photo editor, can nicely frame those family recipes so they will look great in your scrapbook.

I used a recipe from The Better Homes and Garden cookbook circa 1984 as an example here. I don’t have the book anymore, but I still have a photocopied marmalade plum pie recipe from it. I used to make this pie every year when I was first married. The combination of plums and marmalade is fabulous.

If I made it these days, I would probably skip the pie crust and double my crumble variation on top of the plums and marmalade. I would try a 1/2 cup of monk fruit sweetener, which has no carbs or calories, instead of sugar.

I typed my recipe text (proofreading carefully!) then pasted in a plum pie photo and was ready to roll. But there was a glitch.

Unfortunately, you can’t make a JPG from a Word doc without installing an app. I didn’t feel like getting into that complication, so I just saved a screen shot in Paint. I cropped it correctly in Picasa, then added a frame. You could also print the page, add any embellishment, then scan it as a JPG.

I Googled to search for a free plum pie image, and used a photo from: More plum pie info there!