When I was a kid back in the avocado green, harvest gold and pumpkin orange-colored 70s, my mom, like most moms on the block, had a green Betty Crocker Recipe Card Library box on the shelf. I used to love perusing the contents of that box, dreaming about the delicious foods pictured on the handy cards.
I honest don’t remember my mom actually making any of the recipes on the cards, but the box was a ubiquitous part of my childhood–along with the oversized spoon and fork on the wall and the dishwasher on wheels, it was a part of my childhood culinary experiences.
Recently, I came across a box at the local Salvation Army and I had to buy it. I brought it home and it lived on the shelf with my cookbooks for a while before it was relegated to the closet during a redecorating phase. I came across the box last night and wanted to share a few highlights.
This was a card I remember from my youth. I desperately wanted a party with one of these treats, especially that ladybug cake. I believe the overachieving birthday parties of today can be traced directly back to this recipe card.
Saved the best for last. All kidding aside, my grandmother made these cookies every year for Christmas and I thought the recipe was lost. These deep-fried treats were one of the best parts of my childhood, and I’m thrilled to have found a diamond in this collection.