Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Potato Salad


 
Everyone who makes potato salad has their own take on the dish, and I don’t think any of them turn out quite the same. I’m usually pretty adventurous when trying other potato salad recipes; the only versions I don’t like are the sweet ones. This one from the old recipe box is simple and to the point. I posted my version on my other blog, The Buck List, which you can check out here if interested.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Baked Apples and Cranberries


 
This simple recipe sounds pretty good. If you don’t like cranberries you could try another fruit to stuff the apples with, or take it in a different direction and stuff them with caramel or chocolate. 

Friday, April 18, 2014

Cabbage Salad


 
Surprise! Another salad recipe! I looked at the ingredients of the first ten or so cabbage salad recipes I found on the Internet and none of them included pineapple, marshmallows or whipped cream. I’m getting the idea that salads used to be more loose and carefree before they became so rigidly healthy.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Orange Salad


 
It seems with each passing “salad” recipe we come across the ingredients become ever more random. You can almost imagine whipped cream being substituted with peanut butter, or cottage cheese, and nobody would care. Include white grapes? Why not green olives stuffed with pimento? Banana cubes, you say? Let’s try sauerkraut instead!

Monday, April 14, 2014

Two Salads


 
The cranberry salad gives instructions for preparing it with either whole or chopped berries. As for the apple salad if you have ever boiled them you know how hard it would be to accomplish this recipe without destroying the cored apples. Also, I have come to understand that if a recipe from this era has salad in the title you can almost bet there will be cottage cheese involved.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Hollywood Salad


 
This salad looks like it was invented by just grabbing whatever could be found in the refrigerator and tossing it all together in a salad bowl, like a Cobb salad. If you don’t like a particular ingredient just substitute it for one you do like.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Two Recipes


 
This is a little blurry because the glue used to affix the recipes to the card has come loose in places, making them wavy. The tuna recipe sounds good served as recommended, but might make for a tasty sandwich spread as well. As for another tapioca recipe, I’m thinking either the owner of this recipe box was obsessed with tapioca or it was really, really popular in the 1950’s and ‘60’s!