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Your Life: Cooking up ways to honor departed

Charlotte Lankard: A love of cooking and a favorite recipe become a remembrance for a beloved friend.
BY CHARLOTTE LANKARD Published: July 16, 2012

Tina told me, “Who knew a life could be celebrated by so many at the same time with the same recipe. I think, by accident, I have created just the way I want to be remembered one day when I go to the kitchen in the sky!”

Tina grew up cooking with her mother and grandmother and has passed down her love of cooking to her daughter. The cookbook she is making for her daughter not only includes recipes, but stories of the people they came from as well as photographs.

For a copy of Carolyn's Cracker Torte recipe, send me an email.

I appreciate people who have a passion for cooking, like my friend Matthew Joplin, head of the Food For Thought Learning Institute in Norman. He recently demonstrated recipes for delicious snack options for summer fun and health at the Norman Library.

Matthew's staff gives cooking lessons — a great summer project for visiting grandchildren or a gift for newlyweds.

Charlotte Lankard is a licensed marriage and family therapist in private practice. Email her at