When it comes to saving family recipes, most families have no argument about saving the best of the best. But what if Auntie Bess was a terrible cook? Are families morally bound to save even awful recipes that no one really wants? That being said, what about the recipes of a not-so-favorite family member who made everyone uncomfortable with her constant complaints about inadequacies in a not so perfect world? Do you think the curmudgeon’s recipes deserve a place in the family cookbook anyway? Continue reading
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International fusion tastes were evident, especially tastes from India, as were touches of lime added to various fancy food combinations. Also, gluten-free style foods were more prevalent, according to the press materials issued after the show. More than 70 countries and regions reportedly participated in the Fancy Food Show. Continue reading
We have so many beautiful new decorative recipe boxes that I wanted to finish telling about them before we sell out. Among the features we consider prior to bringing a product online and into our website are the same attributes you’ll want to consider when buying a decorative recipe box:
1. Size (a 4 x 6 recipe card box also holds the traditional 3 x 5 recipe cards)
2. Shape (most are rectangular in shape)
3. Quality (is the recipe card box made of wood, tin, or heavy cardboard?)
4. Durability (will the hinges endure, or are they a bit flimsy and bound to break? Continue reading
I really like the newest recipe card boxes we’ve added to our line. The one shown above is called Calabrian Fruit, a brightly colored recipe card box that features some of the fruits harvested in Calabria Italy, especially the bergamot orange, which helps give Earl Grey tea its distinctive flavor.
Some of our other new recipe card boxes are made of beautiful craft woods, and still others feature some great new prints and graphics that are suitable for most everyone’s kitchen.
I’m really excited about our new Recipe Card Tins, though. Continue reading
With Easter baskets soon hopping their way along with the Easter bunny to homes across America, it seems like an appropriate time to remind our readers about Matilda’s Fantastic Cookbook software plus many other items we carry that are perfect for Easter baskets or gifts year around. Continue reading
Springtime is an inspirational time to clean, dust, and renew all the nooks and crannies and other crevices that have been neglected during the winter months. It’s also a good time to weed out those extraneous recipes and notes in the family recipe card box or recipe file box.
Spring cleaning the family recipe card box or recipe file box doesn’t have to be a big chore. It can be done while watching your favorite TV reality show (all you multi-taskers take note), waiting for your hair-color to reach maximum tint, or riding in a car during a lengthy trip. All you really need is a bag for discards, and a small surface for sorting. Continue reading
You don’t have to be Irish to enjoy the fun of St. Paddy’s Day Green Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies. These green-tinted chocolate chip cookies are a favorite old family recipe from my old family cookbook.
I’ve updated the recipe here to include Andes mints, which were first introduced in the 1950s. (Now you can use Crème de Menthe baking chips, which are a bit easier since no chopping is required.) Before that, this old family recipe for St. Paddy’s Day Green Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies called for chopped milk chocolate and peppermint extract, and were written on a recipe card tucked inside a recipe box. Continue reading