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--Thomas Jefferson

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

It's Rednesday! My First Betty Crocker Cookbook!

I'm linking up with It's A Very Cherry World today. 

When I thought about what wonderful red I was going to post about today I immediately remembered my cookbook that I had whipped out a few days earlier.

When I was young my Mom bought me this cookbook.

Inside it says: Revised Edition, Seventh Printing 1978. 
That's probably around the time I got it, because I remember staring at the pages and drooling over the ice cream sundae and the peanut butter cupcakes.
I think maybe she was trying to encourage me to cook, but it didn't happen. I didn't have the desire the whole time I was growing up. So needless to say all I did was dream about the contents on the pages. 

Here is a couple of pages inside the book.
I love the pictures!

In the back it had some great tips on table setting and table manners.

Fast forward years later.....

When I got married my mom bought me this one.
I think she was trying to tell me something. What do you think? LOL!
This one has actually gotten used A LOT! It was my very first cookbook as an adult so it was my go to book for recipes.
I still use it from time to time and it has the spills and stains on the pages to prove it.

If you have some red in your life that you'd like to share, head on over to It's a Very Cherry World and link up!




  1. Great post! It's nice to remember the special moments in life.

  2. So Mom finally got thru to you! LOL! I love those well loved cookbooks. Would have loved to have had you participate a few weeks ago in Vintage Love Saturday as the theme a few weeks ago was vintage cookbooks.

  3. Oh, wow! Love your cookbooks! Definitely well loved with stains showing that you used it. :)

  4. Love all cook books - so many great memories they contain too!

    Happy Rednesday!

    Lola & Nora:)
    btw Vacation Over? Great Memories to share?!

  5. I have many fond memories of my mother's Betty Crocker Cookbook. Unfortunately I did not inherit her ability to cook. But I am very thankful for my sweet husband who is a great cook!

  6. I had the same cookbook, but the kid on the cover was different. I'll have to look up the year-mine is probably a little older than yours. I used to love mine and still have it. Happy Reds!

  7. No wonder you are such a fabulous cook! That is soo neat :) My mom had those cookbooks and I can remember her using them all the time! hmmmm, wonder why she didn't pass them on to me ??? Guess that is why I married a man who CAN cook!! LOL

    Love your RED days

  8. I love cookbooks!! Don't use them a whole lot any more but I have tons!! Love that Junior one, too cute!!

    Have a fabulous day!!

  9. OmGosh we have that cook book. My oldest loves to cook. I still have my first cook book from when I was a little girl. My best friend and I made shortbread cookies every week from that cook book. LOL

  10. Thanks so much for sharing your cookbooks with us - I've never seen the Junior Cookbook before. The illustrations are charming! (I still have my BC from the 70's, it's very soiled from use and the covers were lost to a Siberian Husky puppy many years ago.)

    Happy Rednesday,

  11. These are wonderful cook books. I have one for the big folks that I received when I married. They have so many good ideas included.

  12. That Junior cookbook is so adorable my friend!! It's nice to have old things like that with special memories.

    Big hey-good-lookin'-whatcha-got-cookin'-(I-can-only-say-that-'cause-I'm-your-friend) size HUGS to you!!! Have a FABULOUS day! Love ya! :)

  13. That's so cool! I have my grandmas Betty Crocker cookbook and its so old it's not even red! It was published in 1961! I love seeing what my grandma wrote in her recipes!

  14. I love your Jr. Cookbook! We have the same new cookbook too! What a small kitchen....er...world!

  15. How fun is that! Brea has a fun cookbook that has some spills and "thrills" on it as well!
    Mine not so much, except for the banana bread page : )


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