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Recipe Boxes

Do you remember that little plastic or wood box that your grandma or mom would pull out to cook with?  It was a recipe box with all the index cards in it.

When I was a little girl and would visit my grandma, I would sit at the table and just read through all her recipes.  I would then help her (or at least I thought I was) copy the cards that were in really bad shape.  Thinking back I sure she would have rather used her worn and splattered card.  Instead of my messy kid writing recipe card, but she let me because I thought it was fun.

I want to challenge  you all to start a recipe box if you don’t have one.  Think about it what if you couldn’t get on to the internet and find your favorite recipe.  Or what happens when you pass on and your grandchildren try to figure out what your special recipe for this and that where?  When I find a favorite recipe online or in a cook book, I copy it down an index card and put it away.  Now that I am blogging it will be fun to make every recipe in my box so I can take pictures of it, or attempt to get a picture that is half decent.

I will forever treasure recipes in my grandmothers handwriting.  Pass on the memory of a recipe box, I bet you will be surprised how much you use it once it’s done.


About feedingmrpicky

Nothing to do but take care of my family and cook.

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  1. Great post! You’re right, there is nothing like a recipe card handwritten by a loved one or perhaps by a relative that you never met. I recently inherited my mom’s recipe box and will be starting to make and blog about each of her recipes on April 4th. I’m working on digitizing all of my recipes, but I’m also saving the handwritten bits in a special book.

    • Years ago, I used a program to put all my mothers recipes on the computer. Later down the road I realized I wanted my recipe box back, so I have converted everything back. Plus every time I make something new, I try and remember to write it down and keep it in my box. Thanks for visiting, and now that I am blogging am trying to remember to take photos of everything. Blogging is a good excuse to make everything in your recipe box, whether it’s for you or everyone to see.


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