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Preserve your family recipes with Dropbox


Published on March 25, 2015

When people think of family traditions, they often think of food. Whether it’s grandma’s chicken noodle soup, dad’s secret barbecue sauce, or newer additions to the recipe box (see: totchos), food lies at the heart of many family gatherings and fond memories. Unfortunately, family recipes aren't always written down or saved in a consistent way, making it harder to track down your family's secret snickerdoodle recipe when you get a sudden craving for it. Enter Dropbox: It’s a simple way to preserve your favorite family recipes. Scan or take photos of all your handwritten recipe cards, notes, and photocopies, and save them to a folder called “Family Recipes.” You’ll have everything in one place and won’t ever have to worry about spilling tomato sauce on your recipe cards again. The best part? Dropbox makes it a cinch to share recipes with the rest of the family. Once you’ve scanned and saved everything to Dropbox (with Dropbox-connected apps like  Scanbot and Scanner Pro), just invite your family members to your “Family Recipes” folder. Not only will they be able to see and use all the recipes you’ve archived, but they can add their own recipes — making it super easy for you and your family to create and preserve a complete archive of your culinary traditions. How do you save and share your family recipes? Tell us in the comments section below!