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Did you know you can search your ReciFoto recipes online, too?

We thank you for being part of the ReciFoto community. We always emphasize the ease and convenience of the app. But, did you know you add and search your ReciFoto recipes online, too? Anyone can search without being logged in. However, to access your recipe collection or add new recipes, you log in with the same email or username and password on the website as you do with the app.

Have fun searching!

Thanksgiving and the Madeleine Questionnaire

Congratulations, if you are reading this, you have successfully made it through another Thanksgiving! Dishes at our table were a combination of the traditional and contemporary. Since we had a small gathering this year, and only half were carnivores, I made a butterflied turkey breast rather than a whole bird. I cut it into two pieces, marinating one half with a sweet chili sauce and the other half with a sesame dressing. And, to free up oven space, I grilled them!

What was at your table? Did one of the dishes bring back a surge of memories like Proust’s Madeleine?

If so, I invite you to take The Madeleine Questionnaire. I hope that it brings back a flood of good memories for you, including the tastes and smells of your past.As the stories are told to us through The Madeleine Questionnaire, we’ll share them with you. Even if you don’t answer any of the questions in writing, maybe you’ll have a few moments where your memories are jogged and you get to recover a taste, a smell, or even a feeling that is from and of your past.


Now that you are thinking about those old memories, grab that recipe card box you inherited. Look through those recipes and see what memories they evoke. If you still have some time left over, add a few to ReciFoto!

Is there something you eat now that evokes your childhood?

A couple of months ago, we started The Madeleine Questionnaire, in which you are prompted to recollect some of your eating and cooking memories. Many responses have been submitted, and you can still do it by clicking HERE. Let’s have a look at some of the answers to our question: Is there something you eat now that evokes your childhood? Is there anything on this list that resonates with you?

As you can see, there are a lot of different foods that trigger our respondents’ childhood memories! Did any of the dishes listed above bring back remembrances for you?  If so, take a few minutes and answer The Madeleine Questionnaire by clicking HERE.

I’m not going to play favorites with people’s memories and cherry pick a few recipes from ReciFoto. Since most of the respondents are ReciFoto users, I invite you instead use the ReciFoto app or to go to and search for the recipes that intrigue you, or evoke your memories.

I will, however, share my mom’s jelly cookies recipe. She is still making them at age 86, and they never fail to please, or bring back my childhood memories.