These are my “new” Betty Crocker cookbooks, circa @1960ish.
What a great find! I love vintage home-making “stuff”. Right now, they are sitting atop my baker’s rack, but I am hoping to find some nicer way to display them. I just love how they look.
There’s a picture of a lady in the front cover. Is that Betty herself? Curiosity got the better of me, so I googled “who was Betty Crocker”.
Turns out she’s not even a real person.
Which suits me just fine. I don’t want to know the real face behind the dish pictured below, known simply as Bologna Biscuit Bake.
I’m curious to know if the average 1960’s housewife really served this at dinner parties. I’d venture to bet that if she did, she didn’t have too many dinner guests after that.
There were other oddities that I found in the Dinner in a Dish book. The cake mix one was not too bad, actually. I might actually use some of the recipes I found.
I will not, however, be making anything involving a tuna mold anytime soon. Apparently tuna was a popular staple in the ’60’s.
Don’t get me wrong. I like a good tuna sandwich every now and then, but combine it with anything gelatinous and I’ve got a serious problem.
Anyway, I’ve decided my new hobby is collecting vintage cookbooks. Not only do they look cool, but they make for a good laugh if you get bored.