There it was, high on the shelf at least 10 feet above me, or so it seemed. That mysterious box containing all sorts of paper recipe cards with magical potions written on them. Some recipe cards were well worn; others were barely used (I could tell because the edges were’t frayed…the favorite recipe cards always had a telltale sign of use: fingerprints, grease stains, a missing corner, or just the yellow color of age.)
That was my Grandma’s magic box — her wooden recipe card box. It was full of her very own recipe creations, and some recipes given to her by old friends. Some recipes in the recipe box also came from magazines and newspapers clipped close to fit neatly inside the recipe box.
To me, Grandma’s recipe box looked a lot like a treasure chest. How insightful it was for a four year old to wonder about the magic within that wooden recipe box. Little did I know that almost 70 years in the future I would be remembering those days in my Grandma’s kitchen where the magic wooden recipe card box lived.
Today, we of The Cookbook People are pleased to offer several types of recipe card boxes that hearken to the days when keeping recipe cards in a special recipe card box was the only way to manage recipes (way before we invented Matilda’s Fantastic Cookbook Software).
Check out these cool pages in The Cookbook People Store to see some wonderful options for your recipe cards and your recipe card box.
20 great Recipe Card designs (NEW!)
Recipe Card Boxes (NEW!)
Whenever I see a wooden recipe card box that looks like a treasure chest, I get a little misty eyed. It was warm and safe in my Grandma’s kitchen, where the magic recipe card box lived. Wouldn’t it be nice to go there again, even if just for the memory?