Have you ever found some pretty silverware at an antique store and just had to have it? Are you like me and don’t know what to do with the random pieces you’ve collected? I’m sure some of you love to mix silverware, but if you’re like me, you like your silverware to match. A couple years ago I was given my Great-Grandma’s pecan pie recipe and one of her forks. I framed the recipe and hung it on the wall in my kitchen. I later added a recipe from my Grandma’s kitchen and one from my Mom’s kitchen.
I had the hardest time figuring out what to do with the fork. I didn’t want it to sit and collect dust. After thinking about framing it, I decided that I really wanted to be able to use it. Because I didn’t have any other pieces from the set, I wanted to come up with an alternative use. After several weeks of the fork sitting on my kitchen counter, it dawned on me… why not make it into a recipe holder! I have all kinds of recipes from my family and I always lay them on the counter, where they get wet and food falls on them. Even though I believe this gives them character, I decided it might be good to try to keep them a little nicer.
Making it into a recipe holder was easy! All I did was bend the prongs back so that it stood up. Then I twisted the very tip of the prongs to hold a single recipe card. It isn’t big enough to hold a recipe book, but it works well with a recipe card. I use it almost daily and love pulling this little keepsake out. -KLH