Here is something I'd like to do (in that perfect world where I actually complete projects): create a family cookbook of special recipes. The birthday cake recipe that Mother made and the date roll she used to make each Christmas. My grandmother's pound cake recipe and her marvelous tea cakes -- neither of which were ever written down, and so, lost many years ago. Lists of those dishes or meals that were loved by various members of the family, and the ones they hated.
I'm not much of a cook (not like Rian, who is always making mouth-watering stuff), but there are recipes that were standard when our girls were small that I'd like to include because of the memories associated with them.
My mother-in-law was a wonderful cook and cooked for an army every time. One of the recipes she made that I loved was a white fruitcake that differed from that "other" fruitcake in every way. That cake was always a Christmas event for me, although she never made anything that wasn't delicious. Her cooking was country cooking, not gourmet, and had me staggering from the table after every meal with her.
My husband is a great cook, but his recipes aren't written down either. Still, I might could persuade him to try to record some of them.
The idea of a cookbook like this is to include not just the recipes, but the personal details. I've seen examples that I've fallen in love with over the years, cookbooks that are completely individual to the family itself. This link gives some ideas on the subject, not that I will ever devote the time and energy to create one.
Have any of you done this?