Thoughts on food

I have been preoccupied recently and have not given you many new recipe posts or even a page from Irene’s home ec class, and for that I apologize. It is a truism that life is what happens when you are busy making plans. We went out to dinner last night to a local Mexican joint. … Continue reading

The Dilettante’s Table

My friend Sarah is known among her friends and family as somewhat of a gourmand. When she was growing up, her mother had a test kitchen for the Amana microwave, and so there has always been a focus on food in her family. Some of my favorite birthday meals have been prepared by her, especially … Continue reading

Happy Blog-iversary, Gram’s!

A little over a year ago I received the gift of my grandmother’s recipe box, which turned itself into this site. March 21st marks the day I launched Gram’s Recipe Box, and shortly thereafter I registered the domain name, making this more than just another vintage recipe blog. I’ve seen other sites pick up on … Continue reading

Just remember you saw it here first

So as I was browsing a certain major news outlet’s website – one that sorta sounds like See Ben Ben – I saw that they are starting up a new food blog. One featuring heirloom recipes. They are even asking their readers to submit a scan of their granny’s apple pie recipe card, the more … Continue reading

Happy Mother’s Day

In honor of Mother’s Day I’d like to post not a recipe today, but a few memories about Gram supplied by my mom (Gramma A), who is Gram’s daughter. When my mother was born in the 30s, the United States was not only in the grips of the Great Depression, but families were still fairly … Continue reading

Recipes inspire memories

Since I started this blog about a month ago, I have been asking my mother a lot of questions about the ingredients, the people who are credited for the recipes, and various family members and relationships. I hope that Mom is enjoying these looks  into the past as much as I am. Since Gram passed … Continue reading

Recipes, the original social networking

When I was working on a new look for this blog, I realized I could add a “tag line,” some kind of catchy description of the blog and what it’s about. As I was thinking about this I tried to put myself into the kitchens of previous generations. They didn’t have computers and the internet … Continue reading