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Thursday, May 11, 2017

An Old Favorite... Better Homes and Garden Cookbook...


I'm sure I'm not the only one with a love for cookbooks.  I've got a bazillion of them.  I had to give some away a few years ago because I read out of room!!!  Anyone else "been there, done that"? 

This cookbook, Better Homes and Gardens, is one that will always remain on my shelf.  It's got so many "old faithfuls" that I trust again and again.  Their pancake recipe is WONDERFUL!!!!!  Oh!! And their Chocolate Crinkle cookies are DY-NO-MITE!!!  OH!!! I could go on and on, but I do love this cookbook.

I pulled it out yesterday as I needed a basic yellow cake recipe for Caroline's birthday cake.  Very easy and turned out just like a yellow cake should- simple and delicious!! (Well, except Caroline, being her girly girl self, insisted we add sprinkles to the batter!!)

I was curious about this cookbook, so I googled the history of it.  I had NO idea it started in 1930!!  No wonder the cover of this one says "New!"  Go to their website post and read all about it!  Here's a sneak peak...


Throughout the years, the cookbook adapted to the times while remaining true to its original mission of providing cooks with a trustworthy cooking resource. The formula has worked. The Better Homes and Gardens New Cook Book -- with its distinctive red-and-white plaid cover -- is one of the world's most recognized books. In 1930, when that full-page ad claimed that there had never before been a cookbook like this one, it might have seemed quite the boast. But 34 million copies later, it's almost an understatement.

1 comment:

Ashley @ Sweetpea Lifestyle said...

I love these cookbooks. I have a small collection of different prints -- one from my grandmother, who wrote over all her favorite recipes. Another from a dear friend, who added 'post its' all over the book; and one of my own, that is the current printing. Thanks for sharing with #HomeMattersParty!

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