Last week's featured cookbook, Foods From Famous Kitchens, really struck a chord with almost everyone. So I thought I'd confess that I, too, had collected 487 scraps of paper, index cards and whatnot. But, as Larry guessed, mine were not loose in a drawer. They were carefully filed in a little grey box.
But then came this:
Looks like an ordinary cookbook, right? Look at it on my shelf.
I found this gem at McCrory's for about $3, some 10 to 15 years ago, before they closed. (Does anyone else miss those cheap variety stores, where they had odd things for absurdly low prices?) It came with section dividers,
and pages to write recipes on (these pages, by the way, are a thin cardboard, and will never wear out).
I took some of my scraps of paper and recipe cards and simply glued them to pieces of paper which I then punched.
This book also came with sleeves akin to photo album pages, to hold more complex things, like newspaper pages.
Remember when companies used to send out sample recipe cards, in hopes of convincing us to subscribe to their service, whatever it might have been? Yep, I punched those, too. I couldn't throw out such nice items!
And I've even punched some of those recipe booklets that come with pans and appliances, like this one for my Pampered Chef springform pan.
All of my girls like Mom's Recipe Box, so I wonder who will try to pilfer it first!
This post is carrying on Louise's tradition of Cookbook Wednesday, which is on hiatus for February.
If anyone else is posting about a cookbook, and would like me to mention yours, just leave me a comment and I'll add a link to you below. It's not as good as Louise's Linky Tool, but I'll try to carry on her delightful tradition for as long as she needs a break!
Edited to add:
Poppy's Pressure Cooker Cookbook
Nellie's Mary Starr Cookbook