Friday, May 01, 2009

Show & Tell Friday for May 1

Hello, everyone! Sorry to have missed Show & Tell last week. This week I want to share a few of my favorite childhood cookbooks.

This Betty Crocker Cookbook for Boys & Girls was a huge favorite of mine. It's falling apart. I've made many of the recipes over the years.

Here's a view of the inside of the book. This is the book that truly sparked my love for cooking. It was a gift from my parents, and as I look back I marvel that my mother allowed me to mess about in the kitchen as much as she did.

Here is another favorite. Mary Alden was apparently a trademark of the Quaker Oats company. This has a copyright of 1955.

A look inside. This was a favorite recipe, and notice how gorgeously this book is illustrated. The recipes are done in a very graphical style for young cooks.

Another well loved book. This one is a publication of Carnation Company, and is also copyrighted in 1955. I cooked a lot from this one, too.

A view of the inside. This was a favorite page of mine! I made the strawberry pie pictured, numerous times.

This little cookbook was not mine, but I couldn't resist sharing it. It's a little seafood recipe book made by my husband in elementary school!

And that is my simple Show & Tell for today. To see what others have shared for Show & Tell Friday, head on over to There is No Place Like Home.

Happy Show & Tell Friday!


  1. I don't collect cookbooks, but those are really cute and remind me of my childhood! Thanks for sharing.

  2. adorable little fish one!

  3. Anonymous11:37 AM

    Oh my, what a great cookbook collection. I haven't seen many children's cookbooks but now I will be on the look out. Also love the book your hubby made, too cute.

  4. I love these old books, if we didn't have them, I know I wanted them. That fish cookbook is too cute:)

  5. I collect old I fell in love with your post! My favorite was the one your husband made! :)
    Have a wonderful Friday...Julie

  6. They look like you used them :)

    What a great collection!


    Lady M

  7. know what i will be looking for i love them

  8. Such sweet cookbooks and I love the recipe book your husband many in school. Such a wonderful treasure!

  9. Great collection.. I'm glad you have used them.
    Thanks for sharing.

  10. What cute the retro art on the covers.

  11. Thanks, everyone! It is so much fun to see so many friends gathered around my kitchen table to see these little old cookbooks.

    Please stop in anytime! I love company here at my table.

    God bless,


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