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Tuesday, October 01, 2013

Memories In An Old Box


I have an old recipe box I've been stuffing recipes into for years. The recipes have come from family, friends and magazine clippings: all the places recipes come from. Every time I go through that old box memories are conjured up in my mind that bring me back as far as my childhood. I can see a group of teenagers eagerly awaiting for Barb's cheesecake to be made so we could demolish it before it even set.  I can smell Mom's cherry pound cake baking a few days before Christmas.  I hear my friend Pat telling me about the Chocolate Cream Cake she used to make for her husband.  Almost every recipe brings me a special memory.

Just a little history on that old box.  Years ago when I was in junior high school my best friend Dawn and I decided we each needed to buy a recipe box for our growing collection of recipes we were accumulating.  I don't recall much about where we bought our boxes but I remember buying extra index cards because I had great plans for that box.  As you can see from the photos, it's well worn and  definitely from the 1960s.



As I bake and cook through this old box of memories I'll post the results so my family and friends can  share some of my memories.


Mom's Cherry Cake recipe in her own handwriting.

You can see my mother's signature at the bottom of the card.

6 comments:

  1. Love the subtitle... Love on a fork...

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    1. Thanks Vicki. You're the first one to comment on my blog.

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  2. What memories!! They were such good times - I miss them sometimes.

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    1. You know every time I use that box I think of you.

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  3. I still have a recipe in your writing for Crepe Suzettes! I remember our Saturday night cookouts at your house after church - especially cherry cheesecake. That is still my favourite cheesecake recipe. Ohhh, the memories!

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    1. I have the cheescake recipe in Barb's handwriting and that is the next post I'll be doing. I actually started writing it Thursday afternoon. The post should be up on Monday. Can't believe we both thought of it on the same day

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