So way back in 1986 I had a bridal shower. At the shower, my cousin Charlott gave me this cook book….It’s a Betty Crocker New and Revised Edition with Microwave Recipes. (aren’t you so glad they gave up on microwave recipes??)
Anyway..that book has been a staple of the Kramer family….baking powder biscuits have been made and made and made using this recipe.
But look…it’s falling apart.
Here was my first pizza crust recipe. Note the writing. One day one of our kids were cooking and didn’t understand cooking abbreviations. So I wrote T- Tablespoon, t – teaspoon and c- cup.
As an early wife, I loved all the recipes and tried MANY out on Hubby. He was so good and ate most everything.
I learned to stretch a family food budget using these been recipes.
I livened things up with the desserts….
and found a recipe we still love for Oatmeal Cookies. It’s wonderful and has been used so often when we’re out of white sugar and need a treat.
I even went beyond my mom’s baking ability and tried meringues.
I have so loved this book. It’s one of the only things I have left that was a wedding/shower present.
Well a couple days ago Hubby came home with this….He was at an auction and found me a “new” one.
Part of me is sad that the lady who owned it never discovered all the great recipes…the other part of me it thrilled as mine is in such terrible shape.
Yep…I’ll be making pancakes, French toast and waffles from this book for MANY more years to come.
I can’t thank Betty Crocker, my cousin Charlott and Hubby for furthering along my cooking. It’s been a great 32 years!!