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About The Recipe Collector

My Story


Welcome to my website!  My name is Sandra Weicht, and I am the Recipe Collector.  I have been collecting recipes for 28 years.  I know it's been 28 years because that is how long I have been married!  I have collected recipes from friends, family, neighbors, cookbooks, magazines, newspapers, and the internet.

When it comes to food there are three things I love.  The first!  I LOVE good food.  The second thing I love is cooking food, especially for friends and family.  The third is - I love collecting recipes.  I have cookbooks, magazines, files of recipe clippings, and recipe boxes filled with my collection.  Yes, collecting recipes is an addiction, but I simply can't help myself!  I decided to do a blog (with the help of my daughter, Anna) so that I can continue to feed my addiction!  Truthfully, I love cooking so much, I thought it would be fun to share that love with you.  I hope that as I go through these recipes, you will be inspired to  try your hand in cooking.  I admit that I am not very creative when it comes to creating my own recipes (although I do have a few), but I am creative in taking a recipe and making it my own.  I adjust recipes in order to fit my own tastes.  

Often times, I take several recipes, and as I have been cooking for a long time, I can usually tell what works, what needs to stay the same, and what I want to change.  For example, I have three different versions of Lemon Puding cake.  I will take what I think will make a good recipe from the three versions and make my own recipe.  If possible, I will let you know where you can find the different recipes I used as inspiration for my own 'ultimate' recipe.  I will not always be able to give where I got some recipes as some of my recipe clippings are from the 80s, and I no longer have the original source.

In conclusion, this is what I do - I research and compare recipes and then come up with what I think will be the ultimate recipe.  Make sense?  I hope so!  I really want my cooking demonstrations to be an inspiration to you.  I hope my recipes will make you want to try your hand at cooking, and maybe you will come to love cooking as much as I do.  Perhaps, you will try your hand at collecting your own recipes.  Even if all I can do, is show you how fun cooking (and eating what you cook) can be I consider it a worthy goal.

The Recipe Collector

Sandra Weicht

Favorite Daily Foods


Avocado Open Faced Sandwich

French Salad

Pasta and olive oil

Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

Yogurt Berry Bowls

About Anna

Hello!  I'm the person that does all the technical aspects of the blog.  I take care of the editing, email, and website.  Sandra is the one to take care of the cooking, recipes, and social media.

I got involved with this adventure when I was trying to decide what to do next after university.  Sandra (who happens to be my mother) asked me if I would be interested in helping her start a blog.  She wasn't sure if she could figure out all the technical aspects of doing one, so she asked if I would be willing to be her partner on this adventure.  I though it was an amazing idea!  So we started to figure out the logistics, and what we would need to do in order to make her idea turn into reality.

I enjoy food and even occasionally cook, but I am by no means an expert.  I think that It is great having someone who has been cooking for so many years plus someone who is a novice.  We have different perspectives then!

I'm excited to be on this adventure with everyone!  Please be patient with me as both of us (Sandra and I) are learning as we go.

Anna Weicht

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