Auntie Peg passed away a couple of years ago. I was lucky enough to become the keeper of a few of her things.
One was her sweets recipe box, apparently she had more than one recipe box...
This little box from the sixties is plum full, as you can see. Most of the recipes are typed (on a real typewriter) on plain ol' index cards.
Some of the recipes sound delish,
some just sound interesting... really Party Size Angel Food Cake? Who knew this existed!
I also have my mom's first copy of Betty Crocker's Cooky Book.
She gave it to me when she got a new, pages till attached copy. You can find the favorites quickly, since they are the pages that are the messiest!
I've amassed a few cookbooks myself over the years. As you can see, I'm partial to the Barefoot Contessa series! On the top shelf, to the far right, is a copy of a cookbook a cousin made when my brother got married 22 years ago. She had everyone in the family submit at least 4 or 5 recipes to be included in the book. It's such a great idea since many of the grandmothers and great-aunts are no longer with us, but we have some of their recipes for us and future generations.
I too have a recipe box, a cute little metal Martha Stewart box. Not so full, but it does hold MY recipes. Many of OUR family's favorites. Maybe one day some thoughtful person will be the keeper of my recipe box.... and wonder what in the world you do with a recipe for Tomato Soup Cake.
The days are getting longer and spring is almost here... I am a happy girl!
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