One of the many kitchen collectibles I like to collect is old recipe card files and cook books. I love to look through them and think about the woman who, long ago made these recipes.
I love it when the cook herself writes little notes on the pieces of scrap paper or index cards.
Made for Aunt Rubies birthday party scribbled on the edge of a recipe for a cake brings a smile to my face. Or these cookies were great !
I don't have an index box full of my recipes but I do have a binder. I also write notes to myself on the pages of recipes that I have tried over the years. I hope one day my recipe binder will be on a shelf in one of my children's homes instead of tossed in a donation box at a thrift store.
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I need something like this! A big drawer and not a little tiny one where only one recipe book fits! I am so moving my kitchen around and making some space!
Thanks so much Gayle. I also have a couple of old recipes binders. One day I am going to start making some of the recipes just for fun.
I love your blog. I enjoyed reading this post and learning about how you collect recipe card files. I've never thought of recipe card files as collectibles. I have to admit, I'm going to look at the recipe card files I have in a different light and for that, I thank you. =)
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I also love finding and reading old cook books. My mother in law always find them at estate sales (she owns an antique store).
the Provident Woman
I would love to find a recipe box of someone else's. What a cool thing to go through and learn from.