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.

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

Nita’s Rhubarb Pie

Nita’s Rhubarb Pie is luxurious and rustic all at the same time. The earthy, tangy rhubarb is a perfect counterpoint to the smooth, creamy custard.

Elsie’s Carrot Cake

This easy carrot cake recipe isn’t fussy or pretentious. Sweet, shredded carrots suspended in a spiced cake studded with nuts. That’s it.

Carole’s Rhubarb Cake

Rhubarb is the quintessential harbinger of Spring and Carole’s Rhubarb Upside Down Cake is the perfect culinary celebration of the season.

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