I miss the old. I love the new. But I terribly miss the old. What I mean is it seems in our present day and age cookbooks, recipe boxes, and recipe binders are all in the past for "my generation".
I remember when I got married my mom gave me a cookbook. I loved that cookbook and have cooked many meals out of it. A few years later my grandmother passed to be all her Southern Living Hardback Recipe Books from the 1990's. I use to collect cookbooks. I loved vintage ones as well.
My other grandmother gave me a cookbook that had one of her recipes in it for her "Famous Coconut Pie"! I have an old recipe box that has recipe cards, scraps of paper, and old index cards tucked away.
I love these treasures. But as time went by the good ole pinterest (it is a great resource) and google search can give you billions of recipes with a touch of a finger. This is a wonderful tool. I love it. But slowly I noticed those great good old cookbooks, recipe cards, and etc. were collecting dust.
I taught myself how to cook from those cookbooks. I have this fresh desire to pull them back out.
These days things don't seem as personal as they use to. I want to pass down my recipes to my daughter. I want her to run her fingers across the chocolate smudged page and remember me, her grandmothers, and her great-grandmothers as she fixes her pies.
Do you still use cookbooks? Do you have a recipe box?
Mrs. Chrissy T