Old Hand Written Recipe CardsKitchen Histories It really hit home because I have a wonderful collection of handwritten recipe cards from mid century, almost all from my mother and grandmother. They really are a written history of food through the decades. It is amazing how different we cook in the 21st century. Custard Pie?? Who makes homemade pie besides just a few of us? It is fast becoming a lost art. And there really is an art to making a delicious homemade pie! I remember my grandmother on Sunday mornings, up very early, busy making two or three pies at a time for Sunday dinner.
These old recipe cards are becoming treasures to hold on to and keep. Very soon, if not by now, almost no one actually takes out a card and actually hand writes a recipe. They are bookmarked in our computers or put in a computer file. No personal little side notes to tell us a little tweak we made to the recipe or maybe something we substituted for an ingredient.
My goal before taking the tree down, is to try and make one of the recipes. Sometimes it turns out and sometimes not so much! But it is fun and always brings back memories of family, traditions, and holidays past.
Etsy Blog post I realize I really do have a treasure here to keep. I thought I was the only one who treasured these old family snippets of the past. Maybe you have a few tucked away somewhere in a drawer that would make interesting reading, bring back some warm and fuzzy memories, and possibly a fresh idea for dinner!