It is no secret that I am not exactly the Wolfgang Puck of the greater Salt Lake area, but I am not bad either. I really enjoy trying new things and experimenting with recipes. My favorite recipe website is allrecipes. It is fabulous.
My favorite wedding gift was from my mom’s best friend, Denise. She has been just like an aunt to me my entire life. When I got married, I recieved the cutest idea ever. She gave me a picnic basket with cider and cheese, a picnic blanket and a recipe box. I thought that it was a cute idea when I opened the gift but, was thrilled when I actually opened the recipe box.
Inside the box was about 50 of Denise’s favorite recipes, copied onto cute recipe cards and laminated. Now, this family is full of AMAZING chefs. Yes, I do mean full on chefs. So, I knew that any recipe that was in this box would be absolutely amazing. The gift at that time skyrocketed onto the top ten list of greatest gifts of all times.
Since then, anytime that I find a recipe that I love, I copy it down and it goes into the box. I have recieps from all sorts of friends and family. I have everything from shrimp scampi and lime margarita chicken fajitas to homemade ice cream and my grandmother’s tamale pie. I absolutely love that I can go to that box, close my eyes, pull out any recipe and know that it will be great! If I find a recipe in a cookbook or online that I love, I copy it down and put it in the box. Even though I know that I could find it sometime later on.
Anyway, pointless but, I wanted to share.