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Old 10-14-2010, 02:17 PM   #21
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I've received a few from my Mom -
Betty Crocker’s Cooky Book (1977)
Amish Country Cookbook, vol 1 – Das Dutchman Essenhaus (1979)
and I think I brought home some more last time I was there, but can't remember which ones. newer ones. She didn't have many cookbooks. I do have her handwritten book and all of the cutouts that she put in a photo album.

and one from my husband's Grandma - Woman’s Home Companion Cookbook (1943) - held together with a rubber band. :)
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Old 10-14-2010, 11:34 PM   #22
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I've received a few from my Mom -
Betty Crocker’s Cooky Book (1977)
Amish Country Cookbook, vol 1 – Das Dutchman Essenhaus (1979)
and I think I brought home some more last time I was there, but can't remember which ones. newer ones. She didn't have many cookbooks. I do have her handwritten book and all of the cutouts that she put in a photo album.

and one from my husband's Grandma - Woman’s Home Companion Cookbook (1943) - held together with a rubber band. :)

What a blast from the past. My husband and I ate our wedding dinner at Das Dutchman Essenhaus 14 years ago. I bought a cookbook there called Salads and Dressings. I only bought it because it had their recipe for slaw dressing in it. I still use it today.
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Old 10-15-2010, 12:10 AM   #23
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when my uncle passed away a few years ago, i was asked to clean out his apartment in brooklyn. i donated all of the furniture and other belongings to charity, but i made sure to keep an old wok, cast iron frying pan, and my (also passed) aunt's hand written personal cookbook/notebook.

i thought it was going to contain all of these rare scottish recipes passed down through the ages, but i had to chuckle at how many clippings from old magazines and other recipes that she'd collected that started with "1 pkg instant mix", "add a can of mushroom soup", or "1 box jello brand gelatin" as their ingredients.

i then realized that she was a busy nurse in the 50's and was living the post war american dream with my uncle, all ready in an instant. just add water, lol.
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Old 10-15-2010, 07:59 AM   #24
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1001 ways to please a husband: The Bride's Cookbook 1958
Cutco cook book 1961
The Art of Making Italian Deserts 1955
I use these daily; most pages are falling apart, spines crumbled and edges shredded. The 'please a husband' one has 'large sizes' for entertaining.
I use that one the most. Yes, it's been most effective for making my marriage happy!
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Old 10-15-2010, 11:21 AM   #25
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What a blast from the past. My husband and I ate our wedding dinner at Das Dutchman Essenhaus 14 years ago. I bought a cookbook there called Salads and Dressings. I only bought it because it had their recipe for slaw dressing in it. I still use it today.
I'll have to see if it's in my cookbooks... in addition to vol 1, they've also put out vol 2, 3, and 4, which I have thanks to ebay. Since I had taken Mom's copy, I got my sister a copy of vol 1. vol 1 has a great Marshmallow Brownie recipe. seems like there were quite a few recipes we used when I was in high school...
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1001 ways to please a husband: The Bride's Cookbook 1958
Cutco cook book 1961
The Art of Making Italian Deserts 1955
I use these daily; most pages are falling apart, spines crumbled and edges shredded. The 'please a husband' one has 'large sizes' for entertaining.
I use that one the most. Yes, it's been most effective for making my marriage happy!
Oh I just love that you mentioned 1001 Ways to Please a Husband. I have never seen one and was curious since I have heard it mentioned before. This inspires me to look for one. Thank you for posting!! Cindy
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I've received a few from my Mom -
Betty Crocker’s Cooky Book (1977)
Amish Country Cookbook, vol 1 – Das Dutchman Essenhaus (1979)
and I think I brought home some more last time I was there, but can't remember which ones. newer ones. She didn't have many cookbooks. I do have her handwritten book and all of the cutouts that she put in a photo album.

and one from my husband's Grandma - Woman’s Home Companion Cookbook (1943) - held together with a rubber band. :)
You're making me feel like an old lady. I have cookbooks from the 70s that I bought new.

The only cookbook I have from my mother she bought for me. Mesterkokkens Store Kogebog - that's Danish for "The master chef's big cookbook". It's big and heavy and she brought it in her luggage on a trip to Montreal from Copenhagen.
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Old 10-22-2010, 12:44 PM   #28
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taxlady - I think my Mom bought them new then also... I don't really remember her using cookbooks when I was growing up. She was a farmer's daughter and wife. She does have some that she cut out of (I'm assuming) a church cookbook - wish I could find that as a complete cookbook. No idea of the title. Probably where she grew up or where they first lived when they were married. So, somewhere around Zeeland or Hudsonville, Michigan.
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Old 10-22-2010, 02:54 PM   #29
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Kathy, If you ever find the name of the cookbook let me know. I live in the Grand Rapids area and go to lots of yard sales. I see these kind of cookbooks often and if I come across it I'll send it to you.
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Old 10-22-2010, 03:00 PM   #30
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My Mom never used a cookbook. She cooked from memory.

Dad was a chef who worked for a firm that ran in-plant cafeterias. He would spend days in different kitchens ensuring everything was running well.

As a kid I was tasked with typing up recipes for his cookbook after dinner. He'd dictate and I'd type. He kept all the recipes in a black 5x7 three ring binder. It's gone. I assume his boss got the cookbook. I wish I had it.
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