Recipe Box Roulette

Recipe boxes are little time capsules. They give us a glimpse of daily life, friendships, family traditions, personalities, and the hopes and dreams of their curators. They’re filled with stories. Some tell of indulgence others of struggles. There are recipes for celebrations and recipes to help console sorrows. I tip my hat to the creators of these culinary works of art and am honored to share their stories here each week as I pull a recipe from my recipe box collection. Join me on Instagram and play along.

Swedish Nuts

Swedish Nuts

Enrobed in a sugary meringue coating, this candied nut recipe, known as Swedish Nuts is a delightful treat to serve for holidays or any special occasion.

Scotch Shortbread

Scotch Shortbread

Light, crispy, and buttery this 3 ingredient shortbread cookie recipe would please even Mary, Queen of Scots.

Easy Fruit Cake Recipe

Easy Fruit Cake Recipe

Fruit cake wasn’t always the butt of Christmas jokes. At one time serving fruit cake exhibited net worth and social status as well as engendering generosity and connection.

Thelma’s Cinnamon Rolls

Thelma’s Cinnamon Rolls

Thelma’s recipe for easy cinnamon rolls with melted butter brushed on top creates a sweet treat whose origins include tall tales and cultural adaptions.

Lois’ Baked Cheese Sandwiches

Lois’ Baked Cheese Sandwiches

Lois’ Baked Cheese Sandwiches recipe is an easy breakfast casserole recipe that comes together quickly and results in a puffy, cheesy slice of goodness.

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