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I have a collection of many recipe books but my favorite I found at a garage sale that my aunt had published.  She is no longer with us here but I feel that she was smiling down from heaven when
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Old recipe books

posted at 11/19/2010 9:32 AM EST
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I have a collection of many recipe books but my favorite I found at a garage sale that my aunt had published.  She is no longer with us here but I feel that she was smiling down from heaven when I bought her book.

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posted at 11/19/2010 9:39 AM EST
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I have a collection of many recipe books but my favorite I found at a garage sale that my aunt had published.  She is no longer with us here but I feel that she was smiling down from heaven when I bought her book.
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Elsa, that is so very special!  Did you know that your aunt's book would be one item at the garage sale?  You must really treasure that cookbook.

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posted at 11/19/2010 10:12 AM EST
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My favorite is the one I received as a wedding gift......53 years ago!  Those recipes are priceless!

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posted at 11/19/2010 10:57 AM EST
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Isn't it funny how we love and USE the old books?!  A new recipe book is published ever week but we always head for the old ones.
My favorites are 1953 Betty Crocker and 1961 BH&G

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posted at 11/19/2010 12:55 PM EST
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Nancy, those two books sound familiar to me.  I would bet that I have both of them.  A great idea for christmas gifts is to make a book of your favorite recipes.  I did one a couple of years ago on the Kodak site.  I made each dish, took a picture of it and then wrote out the recipe.  It was really fun, and it made meaningful gifts to my daughter, daughter in law, my two nieces and my three grand daughters!!

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posted at 11/19/2010 3:08 PM EST
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I have 2 cookbooks that are special to me.  One is in such a state, the cover I had to "reinforce" with cardboard, the entire thing has tape wrapped around it.  As I go through it I tape pages to the binding and covers so that none get lost. I have looked for a replacement but have yet to find one.  I think even the replacement would not mean as much as my tattered one. 
The wonderful thing about the well loved ones is the book just falls open to what you want to make.
Old cookbooks are like old friends, even though they get ragged and worn looking you can always count on them.

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posted at 11/19/2010 3:48 PM EST
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I read my older cookbooks to get ideas for creative dishes.

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posted at 11/26/2010 2:59 AM EST
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my oldest cookbook was the one my husband got me when we first got married. I still use it and have taught the kids some of the receipes.

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posted at 11/26/2010 5:22 AM EST
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My oldest cookbook goes back to 1937--The American Woman's Cookbook.  It was my Mom's favorite.  The recipes are so basic and enjoyable.  The cover was so disheveled that Mom put contac paper over it.  I never did know what the original cover looked until I found a copy on the Barnes and Noble website of old old books.  I purchased a copy and keep it next to my original.  I still can see my Mom who was born in 1917 cooking Thanks giving dinner with my Dad.  Their home smelled like apple pie and sage dressing.  I wish my home could smell like that every day.  What great memorie!!

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posted at 11/26/2010 7:26 AM EST
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And chances are they are still the best recipes around.

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posted at 11/26/2010 7:32 AM EST
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That is wonderful! I'm sure the recipes are delicious and favorites for the entire family!

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posted at 11/26/2010 7:55 AM EST
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Does anyone like the cookbooks you get that come from a group at church or a other club you belong to.

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posted at 11/26/2010 10:35 AM EST
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I have my mom's old cookbook that I can't part with even though someone gave me a new copy.

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posted at 11/26/2010 11:13 AM EST
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Mary - I used to get a steady stream of cookbooks from orgs. and most of the recipes were a total delight.  I LOVED those little books.

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posted at 11/26/2010 12:42 PM EST
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Kissi have a very old good housekeeping cook book . it was new in 1958 and i have worn it out. i have a newer one but the recipes in the old one are better

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posted at 11/26/2010 2:18 PM EST
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I also have an old Good Housekeeping but it's not THAT old    :-)

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posted at 11/26/2010 4:18 PM EST
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 My favorite cookbook would have to be the Joy of Cooking.That would be the book to give a new bride it has everything in it.Example:how to make a white sauce and so on.I also have several cookbooks from organisations,people who contribute to these usually share their best recipes :)

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posted at 11/26/2010 5:10 PM EST
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  Some of my favorite cookbooks  are the old ones.  I have two from Lazarus Department Store and an old one from Carnation Evaporated Milk.  The Lazarus cheesecake  and Carnation 1-2-3 fudge sauce are great recipes.

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posted at 11/26/2010 5:58 PM EST
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Mary Ann S -- please, would you give us that fudge sauce?

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posted at 11/26/2010 9:04 PM EST
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I lost my dad earlier this year and recently found my mom's old cookbooks in his house.  There is an old better homes and gardens from 1941 and a women's home companion cook book from 1942.  Also lots of my mom's hand-written recipes.  I lost my mom twenty years ago and could never find her cookbooks until recently.  I had several of her hand-written recipes laminated to preserve her handwriting.  Lots of great memories of me and mom cooking.  Both books are pretty beat up with lots of tape, but I cherish them both...

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