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.
This recipe for Bride’s Biscuits is actually more like an apple cinnamon roll recipe than a biscuit. But whatever they’re called, they are sweet, appley, bites of deliciousness.
This ginger snap cookie recipe is a heritage recipe handed down by my grandma’s aunt. The cookies are crispy and sweet and have the perfect amount of spice.
The warm, rich spices in this English pudding Recipe – or cake here in the States – are contrasted with a bright lemony pudding sauce.
This lime jello salad recipe, studded with pineapple and pecans, is a fabulous example of the gelatin salads so popular from the ’30s to the ’60.
This lemon jello salad recipe with pineapple and cream cheese is one of the many Jell-O-based salads that graced the tables of the 50s and 60s.
There’s as much debate about cornbread as about religion and politics. I say embrace the versatility of this quick bread and celebrate all its forms.