4 Generations

4 Generations
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What is Antique Recipes all about? Think of all the old recipes your grandmother used to save. Where did they come from and whatever happened to them? If you still have them, they are considered to be Antique Recipes.

When my grandmother passed away, we found that she had hundreds and hundreds of recipes, not just the ones that were clipped, but those original antique recipes which were hand-written into notebooks and saved from her youth. She may have been a compulsive recipe clipper. My great aunt lived next door to her, and she was also a compulsive recipe clipper. These are now antique recipes.

A few years ago, when we reorganized my mother’s kitchen, I discovered the queen of all compulsive recipe clippers!¬†All the other stacks pale in comparison.

      There are

file drawers

      full of antique recipes

 

      There are

binders

      full of antique recipes

 

      There are

shelves

      full of antique recipes

 

      There are

spiral notebooks

    full or antique recipes.

Everywhere I looked, there were more antique recipes hiding. GULP

Added to that is my own compulsion for recipe clipping. When I got married, my mother gave me a dozen legal-sized folders, pre-labeled with different categories of recipes. She must have believed that compulsive recipe clipping is in the genes!!!

Even before that, I was clipping recipes: I interviewed family members to get old family original antique recipes; I clipped recipes from newspaper contests and bake-offs; I saved recipes from wedding showers and club meetings; I even kept all my original recipes from home-ec class in high school. So, maybe it is in the genes.

It seems that the cycle continues because one day I noticed that my children were bringing home their yummy recipes from school.

Pretty soon, my recipe folders became full. With a family to raise, I really didn’t have time to organize them so I started throwing clipped recipes into a box. Pretty soon the box became full. I promised myself that someday I would get them organized, but it was a long time coming and it took a computer and scanner to make it happen.

AntiqueRecipes.net has gone through several revisions to get where it is today. The initial number of antique recipes online was around 3,000. We are currently in the process of upgrading the number to 8,000 to 9,000 recipes. Once these are happily installed, we will begin digging into our other mountains of recipe clippings. I currently have more than 40,000 individual antique recipes stored from ancestors and others.

If there was such an organization as RECIPES ANON, I might go to a meeting and introduce myself like this:

Hello! I am a compulsive recipe clipper. I come from a long line of compulsive recipe clippers.

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