A YUMMY FIND AT THE THRIFT STORE!

Whenever I go antiquing or through a thrift store, I'm on the lookout for old recipe boxes.  Not just any old recipe box, but old recipe boxes full of old recipes.  Well, I hit the jackpot today!  I found this box stuffed full and it only cost me a quarter!
The recipes I love to find are the ones from WWII or before - you know the kind that called for 5 cents of hamburger, were all hand written and made from scratch. It's really fun to find them chicken scratched onto old note pad pad that has an address so it gives you an idea where they originated.

While today's appear old, they are probably more from the 50's.  Some recipes that I will try soon are Swiss Steak, Forgotten Cookies, Jambalaya, Cherry Pie filling, Peanut Blossoms and Cherry Crunch Desserts.
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5 comments:

Martha (MM) said...

Very cool! I rarely go into thrift stores, I really need to stop more often and be on the lookout for such wonderful items!

~3 Sides of Crazy~ said...

They are usually a bit more expensive, but usually worth the price in hidden recipes and you can scan through first, so all it takes is me spying 2-3 recipes and I'm sold. I have 4 recipes I'm making this week from that box alone.

drgngirl said...

What an awesome find!

~3 Sides of Crazy~ said...

I was sooooooooooooo excited by it! I already made one recipe tonight that I'll be posting soon for a potato casserole. I realized after I made it that it is one my grams used to make.

Sweet and Savory said...

That must be such fun, a treasure chest of new recipes. Also, you get a bit of history.