It’s Friday! I love Friday’s for sooo many reasons, but today I love Friday because it’s the day I get to share this great recipe box with you. I really like this box for it’s fantastic mid century design and the fact that I happen to have the matching tea kettle!
This box is jammed pack with lots and lots of cookie recipes. Many of these fantastically retro recipes are clipped from Better Homes and Gardens magazine, some from June 1948.
There are no clues as to the name of the owner of the box,
the only card with a name on it is a handwritten recipe for White Cake from an
Edith Hanson. This woman definitely was a smoker though… that I can tell. She
was apparently a smoker who lived in South Dakota and read The Argus Leader Newspaper, out of Sioux Falls
A few other recipes that caught my eye were Appetizer Ham Logs, PartyTime Sandwich Loaf (which is composed of Egg Salad, Crab Meat, Ham Salad and Blue Cheese) and a typed recipe for Cinnamon Rolls that ends with “Then eat-eat-eat-eat-eat-with gobs of butter.” Can do!
It was a bit of a challenge trying to pick a recipe to share with you so I went for something I’ve never made (no, not the tuna loaf) but a random sweet sauce to put on well… whatever you want!
Hot Butter Sauce
1/2 cup butter
1/8 tsp cinnamon
Dash of Salt
3/4 cup honey
1/2 cup whipping cream
1 tsp grated orange peel
“Combine butter, cinnamon and salt in saucepan; heat until butter melts. Blend in honey. Stir in cream and orange peel. Serve warm over ice cream or fresh fruit.”
This had an unexpected richness and surprising flavor. Perfect for the holidays. It would make an amazing pancake topping! Once it cooled I also used it as a spread for an English muffin and had a very happy morning due to it.