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My Recipe Box

Updated on August 22, 2017
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Christine, a wife, mother and homemaker for over 30 years, has an NVQ3 in Childcare & Education & loves cooking, music, health & nutrition.


Get your apron on for some home cooking with this selection of my favorite recipes

Many years ago as I began the adventure of setting up my own home, I was given a recipe book. It was only small, but had many blank pages with different sections. Over the next 32 years I filled these pages with favorite recipes that I had tried and tested, after cutting them out of magazines, off boxes and packets of ingredients or writing them down from family and friends. As you can guess, I loved home cooking and trying new recipes! After a time it became so full that favorite recipes were spilling out into the bag in which it was housed. Many times they were re-stuck and some became too faded to read anymore. Fortunately I knew them mostly off-by-heart by this time. My resolution is to trust myself and cook without them, but somehow this feels like desertion, as if I am being unfaithful to my favorite book. This little book went with me each time we packed up our house and moved, even one time to a different country. Each time it would be lovingly placed at pride of place on a shelf in a handy place to be pulled out and thumbed through time and again for yet another idea for a well-loved dish, whether it was a homemade family meal, a cake or an old family recipe. This book is now falling to pieces and some of them have been shared on my hubs. This hub is my new recipe box- the well-deserved new home for my favorite recipes.

How To Make The Perfect Cup Of Tea

The Essential Recipe Box - Made from beautiful acacia wood

Ironwood Gourmet 28339 Saugatuck Recipe Box, Acacia Wood
Ironwood Gourmet 28339 Saugatuck Recipe Box, Acacia Wood

This will hold your valuable recipe cards, including a slot on the top to display the one you are using.


Savoury Recipes

Ranging from snacks to dinners

Tasty Vegetarian Dishes For You To Try


Fruit Recipes


Delicious Dessert And Cake Recipes


Unusual Recipes

in my recipe box

Impossible Pie

This is a very easy recipe that tastes great too!

Cook Time: 1 hour

Prep Time: about 10 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes

Serves: 4-6

Ingredients For Impossible Pie

  • 4 eggs
  • 1/4 cup margarine or soft butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 cup coconut
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


  1. Place all ingredients in blender at one time and blend until mixed together.
  2. Pour into a buttered 10-inch pie dish and bake in the oven for one hour at 350 degrees.
  3. When done, the crust will be on the bottom, custard in the middle and coconut on top-right where they belong!
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Healthy Cake from my recipe box
Healthy Cake from my recipe box | Source

A Healthy Cake Found In The Bible - New Testament Fruit Cake

All these ingredients can be found in the corresponding Bible verses!


  • 2 1/4 cups 1Kings 4v22 (flour)
  • 4 oz Job 29v6 (butter)
  • 1 cup Jeremiah 6v20 (sugar)
  • 1 cup Nahum 3v12 (figs)
  • 1 cup Numbers 17v8 (almonds)
  • 1 tablespoons 1Samuel 14v25 (honey)
  • 1 cup 1Samuel 30v12 (raisins)
  • 1 pinch Leviticus 2v13 (salt)
  • 3 Jeremiah 17v11 (eggs)
  • 1/4 cup Judges 4v19 (milk)
  • Seasonings 2Chronicles 9v9 (spice)


  1. Beat ingredients together until well mixed. (Proverbs 23v14)
  2. Place in a greased 8-10 inch round cake tin, lined with greaseproof paper.
  3. Bake for 1 hour at 180 or Gas 4.
  4. Turn out and when cold, dust with a little icing sugar to served.

Send This Bible Cake Recipe On A Postcard

The easy way to share with your friends- just add the address and stamp and invite yourself for tea!
The easy way to share with your friends- just add the address and stamp and invite yourself for tea! | Source

So Get Your Apron On And Start Cooking


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    • SusanDeppner profile image

      Susan Deppner 2 years ago from Arkansas USA

      There's nothing better than tried and true, family-favorite recipes!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Looks fantastic ... so good to have a 'link' between the 'well worn / tried and true recipes' and cyberspace ... am sure every recipe is a story in itself! :-)

      Keep cookin and writing! Blessings