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 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.
These easy dinner rolls are from my grandma’s recipe box. And they are beyond delicious, light, fluffy and able support a great big pat of butter.
Mexican Velveeta Nachos from Grandma’s recipe box. When you just want a quick cheesy snack, convenience meets flavor in this colorful dish.
This recipe for New England Johnny Cake from my grandma’s recipe box was a surprising find. It is like cornbread, but not the sweet version I grew up with.