Recipe Cards

Recipe Cards, something that’s found in kitchens all across the world. A little piece of paper that holds so much more than just a step by step process to create a yummy dish.

These little notes are like a ticket to the past, a simple letter from your ancestors. Every fold, every wrinkle, every stain on this card has a story to tell. Have you ever wondered what a recipe card would say if it could talk? Would it remind you to grease your pan just right? Would it say be sure you sift flour?

Heck, maybe it would even tell you funny stories about what not to do when creating this dish, like don’t over do it with flour, it can turn a kitchen into a winter wonderland in seconds if you’re not careful!

As I look through all these recipe cards, the one that means the most to me would have to be Grannie Sue’s Biscuits. I remember early mornings sitting on the counter beside granny watching her work her magic with the dough.

There wasn’t a recipe card in sight but she knew just how much of a little of this and little of that it took to make the perfect buttermilk biscuits! She’d plop the biscuits into the pan slide them in the oven and a few minutes later she’d be yelling let’s eat.

As we gathered around the kitchen table covered with eggs, grits, bacon, sausage gravy, and of course hot buttermilk biscuits. We all waited as granny always sat the biscuits on the table last, then she’d reach into the cabinet and pull out a jar of Tupelo Honey. Grandpa would be smiling and say don’t forget to save room for some honey kids!

If this recipe card could talk I know it would say pairs best with Tupelo Honey. You could always find honey at grannies house, no matter what meal was being served I can promise you that biscuits and Tupelo Honey were on the table.


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