American cooks have trusted this face for almost a century. Betty has changed her look many times over the years, but her recipes are always dependable and uncomplicated. Many cookbook collectors and avid cooks have numerous Betty Crocker books with broken bindings held together with tape, and splatters from food all over the pages. Betty Crocker cookbooks are among the most loved and used in the country.
Back in 1921, General Mills was just a small milling business in Minnesota. Even though they were a small company, they started receiving mail requesting recipes as well as cooking and baking advice. General Mills created “Betty Crocker” to do this job. Although Betty was of course not a real person, many thought she was. Betty even received marriage proposals! But there is a spirit of Betty Crocker, and it’s alive in her cookbooks and recipes.
This fun cookbook was created for a contest, asking fans of Betty Crocker to write an essay explaining how they embodied Betty Crocker’s joy of cooking in their lives. Thousands of entries were received and a final seventy-five were chosen to be a part of this book. You will be able to read their inspirational stories of sharing the love of food and family, along with over 250 of Betty’s favorite recipes from over the years.
To enter the giveaway (Continental USA only), just leave me a comment about your favorite Betty Crocker cookbook or a favorite Betty recipe. The winner will be randomly chosen using random. org. Enter starting right now and up to 11:59 pm CST on Saturday, September 13, 2014. I will notify the winner by email and the name will also be announced at the following Monday’s new giveaway blog.
Congratulations to last week’s winner of the Curtis Stone cookbook and tote bag, Mary Louise!
I received a Betty Crocker Cookbook in 1970 that I still use all the time. I think my #1 favorite in it is the Chicken Pot Pie on page 307. I use it so often I wrote the name and page number in the front of the cookbook. The recipes are simple to hard and the ingredients are all easily found.
I have my grandmother’s Betty Crocker cookbook with several favorite recipes marked throughout it; pages torn, yellowed and splattered. All a good sign of someone who enjoyed cooking. I still pull out the cookbook for many recipes from soups to waffles.
I have an old Betty Crocker cookbook that has tattered and torn pages. Would love to own this Betty Crocker cookbook. Thank you for the chance to have this.
My favorite betty crocker cookbooks are the ones they had in the eighties that were in binders.
Though I haven’t made one in a LONG time, I used to love the Betty Crocker impossible pie variations.
I learned to cook using my mom’s Betty Crocker cookbook. The first cookbook I received when I got married was an updated version of the BC cookbook. I’ve yet to find a recipe that my family doesn’t like.
Ours is falling apart cuz we used it so much
The Betty Crocker Cookbook was my Newlywed Bible of Cooking in the 70s when I first married 09/13/1975. Loved seeing the illustrations of what it should look like 🙂 <3 . Aside from the best and easiest to follow recipes, with a name like Betty….how could I go wrong? BTW I am still using that same BC cookbook that I received at my wedding shower 39 years later; our Anniversary is this Saturday. We're still in love and he has been very forgiving of my cooking mistakes and very supportive of my successes!