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Kids Cook Too

Betty-Crockers-Cookbook-1Betty Crocker’s Cook Book for Boys and Girls

Submitter: We pride ourselves on having an up to date collection.   Unfortunately while trying to find a cookbook for a reluctant reader who loves cooking, I found this atrocity.  Granted it is a reprint from 2003, but there have been no updates since its original publish date of 1957.  Shame on us for still having this book, especially since it has checked out in the last 2 years.

Holly: Why on earth would they reprint a 1957 cookbook in 2003 with the same cover and no updates?  This screams 1957.  I wonder if they include recipes with Spry?




55 Responses to Kids Cook Too

  • Must. Find. Now. Hoping some estate sale in the near future can provide me with this gem. Love vintage cook books. I have a slew of them and some recipes are fun in execution. I agree with AA, looking through some vintage 50s/60s book as a kid made me want to learn all about the era. probably explains why I am such a retro/vintage junkie now.

  • I loved this book as a child growing up in the 60s. I checked it from the school library countless times. I thought I was so sophisticated making the candle salad and that drum cake was my unfulfilled dream.

    I just ordered it off eBay, after reading these comments. I’ll have it next week! Maybe I’ll make that drum cake for Christmas this year.

  • I still have this from when I was a kid in the 70s. It was dated then but I LOVED it. Now I am going to have to go find it wherever it’s hiding in the house. lol

  • I own this book, and I love it!
    The amazing, Day-Glo illustrations are fantastic, but my favorite part are the hilariously sexist comments in the book.
    One of the boy tasters carefully explains that it’s okay for boys to like cooking, since it’s like science that you can eat.
    Another one of the girls talks about baking a cake for when Daddy comes home.
    It’s a total scream! I wouldn’t want them to change a thing for the re-issue. This is a part of history.

  • This was my first cookbook. I don’t know where it is now, but I make Cream Cheese Scrambled Eggs all the time.