Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Vintage Thingie Thursday - Vintage Betty Crocker's Cook Book

Today is Vintage Thingie Thursday over at Suzanne's Colorado Lady Blog. Don't forget to go visit her too!

I thought I would show you something I keep displayed in my Kitchen. This is a Vintage Betty Crocker's Cook Book. My Mom gave it to me. She told me she bought it in 1946. The cover is starting to separate a little because of its age, but the recipes in it are wonderful!

Let's open it, and see some of the wonderful stuff inside!

This cookbook is over 63 years old! Just the thought that my sweet Mom used this book when she was a newlywed just learning how to cook just makes me smile! The cookie recipes in this book are so great that I still use some of them today!

32 comments:

CC said...

Ooo, I love your cookbook. I have one as well..but alas, mine is a reprint of the original. I like it..I really do, but I had so much rather have the real original. Especially if it was my mothers, it would be so much more special. Happy VTT..have a great day.

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

Anne.. such a precious cookbook.. I am searching for one just like yours.. i just love the red cover and the recipes are so easy to make and delicious!

happy VTT

Roslyn Atwood said...

Old cook books are SO interesting- I have my Mum's personal cookbook handwritten from the early days of her marriage.Don't know if I can cook from it though!
Roslyn

Susan said...

I featured my mum's old cookbook at Christmas time. What a treasure you have in memories as well as the book. This is the oldest Betty Crocker I've seen.

Smilingsal said...

Nothing beats BC recipes!

mannequin said...

Oh that is divine. I have a similar one but it's torn to shreds and not in a binder so actually....I have one that is nothing like yours!
That is wonderful that you now have one of your moms first.

Happy cookin'!

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

What a great collector's item you have there. It's almost as old as me...lol...I know you have to treasure it and take care of it.
I find the older recipes are the best, cause they used the real thing to make a cookie with not all of this immation stuff.

bj said...

I love your vintage cookbook. Since it was your mom's, it is extra special..

Teresa said...

That is a beautiful book, and such a treasure to have from your Mom.

Love the new banner, too.

Miri said...

Oh lucky lucky you! I just love Betty Crocker cookbooks-the best cookies, pies and cakes! and would love to have a vintage one.:)

Its a real treasure that it was your Mom's.

Judanna said...

Anne... I also love vintage, it is so calming. You have a great blog.
I really enjoyed my tour of your wonderful plants.

ClassyChassy said...

That cook book looks well loved! How neat!

gin said...

Very nice. Those cookbooks are ever so popular today as they were in their first year. I know several people who have them as well!! A nice treasure from your mom.

CarolynQuilts said...

How wonderful that you have your mom's old cookbook and really nice that you still use it.

sally said...

My mom has a B.C cookbook. It makes awesome food. So I bought one at Cosco when I was first married. I made some cookies out of it and they turned out horrible! I of course thought I did something wrong. Then they had my cookbook on the news and said it was flawed. I felt much better about myself.

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

Omgosh, I love your cookbook! My mom had one too but I've no idea what happened to it after she passed :0(.
Just looking at the time worn pages must make you smile... sigh*
Oh! Love the new banner!

Coloradolady said...

I love this cookbook. I left you a comment, but I can not see it, so I am redoing my comment.

I am going to be on the lookout for one of these, I love the cover especially. I have a Betty Crocker too, but I guess it is the remake of the original.
~Suzanne

Kelly said...

I love and have wanted this cookbook for a long time. Just recently, they published a remake but that is not the same thing and yours is extra special! I would smile too! ~Kelly

unDeniably Domestic

jeanne said...

Anne, I love your cookbook and the vintage cook books are so fun to use. I have one from the 30's but is not nearly as nice as yours. I love the illustrations. It is a treasure from your mom.

Hugs...Jeanne

cindee said...

When I got married 27 years ago I bought a Betty Crocker cook book. I use it all the time. My favorites are the yeast rolls and the apple crisp! My book is not as old as yours but I bet some of the recipes are the same(-: That is really special that you are able to have your moms(-:

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

Ann, what a treasure your Mother's cookbook is! Sweet Marie cooking for her handsome honey in the
1940's!

Hugs,
Maryjane

P.S. I love your new banner! Sweet & cheerful! xo

Bea said...

I'm a nut over vintage cookbooks. Those from family are even more special.

nikkicrumpet said...

It's pretty and practical! Of course for me it would just be decoration...because cooking scares me.

mub said...

I've been looking to get my grubby little hands on one of these! I love that you got your mom's, that makes it even better.

Chaos Cottage said...

Oh, what a great cookbook. I have the reproduction. I love old cookbooks.

Pam

marybt said...

I have one of those - a much much newer version - that I refer to quite often. It's full of helpful cooking tips taht I guess you're just expected to know automatically.

Dawn said...

I love your cookbook. I have one similar to that and have it displayed above my kitchen cabinets. They are backed with beadboard also, but mine is blue!

T Lee said...

mmmmm...cookies. Old recipes are great..if you know all the tricks and code words, etc! I used to try to make candy from an old Betty Cracker cookbook when I was about 10 or 12...I failed! LOL Thanks for sharing.

Charlotte said...

Wow how great to have this cookbook. I have a Betty Crocker cookbook that I bought right after we got married in 1958. It's pretty old but not as old as yours.
Charlotte

marianedwardsdreamweaver said...

what a fabulous book!!..i love the front cover and it displays verry nicely on your shelf :)

arootdigger2 said...

At least you have a cover. I learned from the jr. and graduated to that one of my mothers. I was abe to find one for myself of new version. and found one a few years ago for daughter. You know 'how to do meat and stuff' is always good to see.
thanks for the memory. call you memory maker....

imjacobsmom said...

Anne, I have this cookbook, too. My Mom received it as a newlywed as well. I get a lot of my recipes from it also. Thanks for sharing! ~ Robyn

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