I love trying old recipes from boxes and books found in thrift stores or yard sales or anywhere. There’s something about using a recipe that’s been well loved by someone before me. I know you can find all sorts of recipes online but there’s something about the scrawled words and little notes. The more worn and splattered a recipe card or book page, the more likely I am to try it. Someone used that recipe more than once so it’s got to be good, right?
Recently I purchased a small orange wooden recipe box full of old handwritten and typewritten recipes.
New Year’s Resolutions are not for me but I do plan to experiment with old recipes more often this year. I think I’ll skip the tongue sandwiches though…sorry.
Cakes and breads and casseroles, oh my! I’ll be sharing some of those tries here on the blog along with the recipes.
In this box alone there are a few I would like to try and the cabinet is full of old church cookbooks and cookbooks from women’s groups from all over the nation. I’ll be pulling those out as well.
Golden Layer Cake, Molasses Cookies, Caramel Frosting, Butterscotch Nut Cake. I sense a sweet theme here.
What’s up with the question mark?
I’m sure my family will appreciate being taste testers.
Where have you gotten some of your favorite recipes?