I have many more vintage cookbooks than the ones I showed you yesterday. I am always fascinated by the recipes and the graphics. I almost bought another copy of this first book when I was buying last weeks haul. But at the last minute I remembered: "Hey, I already have this, with a dust jacket." Of course it is the staple of every vintage loving single working girl's kitchen. "Cooking for One" This book is helpful for making smaller proportions of basic recipes but it does have some odd quirks.
Because all single girls love to have variations on Aspic for dinner. We don't eat Cherrio's out of the box with a side of marshmallow Peeps, no sir. We like a cold gelatin with protein.
The idea of soup with a sandwich or salad or some variation thereof is not news, but thanks for playing Elinor.
The Betty Crocker Cooky book is one of my personal favorites. It was the cornerstone of our baking when I was growing up. Somehow we ended up with two copies. I took this one and Mom has the hardback version.
For the life of us we cannot figure out the coffee/chocolate drop cookie recipe that my Grandmother used to bake. Mom and I have slowly realized over the years that my Grandmother made variations on printed recipes and kept those improvements in her head.
This was always one of my favorite pictures as a kid. Now I shudder at the thought of all that food coloring.
I picked this one up at the Goodwill a few years ago figuring it was going to be similar to the Betty Crocker.