Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Recipe Box

I recently decided to organize my recipe collection. I was using a 3-ring binder to hold favorite recipes and magazine cuttings. It worked fine but I didn't really like the way it looked. Yes, looks do matter {sorry}. I had this cute antique recipe box already so I decided to put it to good use. I went through my binder and re-wrote all the recipes I wanted to keep on index cards and filed them in here - the rest of the clippings were thrown away.

The system is working well. I am only filing recipes that I've actually tried and liked or are family recipes.

Speaking of good recipes I made an easy snack/dessert recently to share at my weekly bible study. They are chocolate covered fruit kabobs. Here is how I did it.

You will need:
Fresh strawberries - washed and dried
Mashmallows & Bananas
A large bar of Hershey's Special Dark chocolate
Some wooden skewers. I had some very long ones used for grilling so I just cut them in half.
Cut the stems from the strawberries & cut the bananas into small pieces. {I made this dish about an hour before we were eating it so I didn't worry about the bananas turning brown. If you are worried about that you can soak the pieces in a lemon juice/water bath to keep the pieces from browning.}

Make the kabobs by placing a marshmallow, strawberry, banana & another marshmallow on the stick. {Really you can use any fruit combo that you choose.}
Once the sticks are put together I melted the bar of chocolate in the microwave for about 1 minute or so. Use a fork to drizzle the melted chocolate over the kabobs.
I let the chocolate harden {you can speed this up by putting the kabobs in the freezer for a few minutes} then flipped them over and did the other side.
They turned out very cute - and super easy.
Place finished kabobs on a serving plate.
I think I may make these for my daughter's birthday treats to take to school.

These would be delicious with pineapple, strawberry and pound cake with chocolate drizzle or with apple chunks, pound cake & caramel drizzle for fall.
The possibilities are endless!

Hope you like them.

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  1. The kabobs looks sooo good!
    I need to tackle my recipes too!
    Have a great day. :)

  2. They look really good,I too keep my recipes this way,I just stick the card on the kitchen cupboard when I am making some thing...easy to follow.

  3. Love the cute wooden recipe box! xo Heather


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