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Better Homes and Gardens New Cook Book, 1965 Edition Ring-bound – 1965

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Product Details

  • Ring-bound: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Meredith Publishing (1965)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B000P1RKT8
  • Product Dimensions: 9.8 x 8.3 x 1.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.8 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,260,610 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Grandma Books VINE VOICE on September 22, 2010
Format: Spiral-bound
Although some information is outdated, over all, this is a good cookbook for beginners, and very comprehensive.

It is the familiar Red and white checked three ring binder, indexed with tabbed dividers, inside cover has information like oven chart translation of older terms such as 'hot oven' or 'slow oven,' as well as thermometer readings for meat, candy temperatures, substitutions, measurement equivalents, can sizes, how many crackers it takes to make a cup of fine crumbs, how much dry macaroni makes 2 1/4 cups cooked macaroni, and so forth.

Color photographs and information for beginning cooks throughout (how to choose vegetables or cuts of meat, how to clean them, etc). There are directions for canning and freezing as well as preparing for ready to serve meals.

There is also a section on table settings formal and informal, with photographs, directions for folding napkins, menus for entertaining, and a page or two on stain removal.

I've chosen three vegetables to look up in this cookbook to give you some idea of the sorts of information and recipes you will find here:

Asparagus: Wash; scrub gently with vegetable brush. If sandy, scrape off the scales. Break stalks- they will snap where tender part starts. Cut up, cook covered in a small amount of boiling salted water 8-10 minutes.

Serving suggestions:

with Hollandaise or Bearnaise Sauce (helpful recipes for these included); garnish with hard cooked egg slices. Toss with toasted almonds or croutons. Heat Italian dressing and pour over. Stir fry.

Recipes: a casserole with butter, flour, milk, seasoning, cracker crumbs, hard boiled eggs;

Parsnips: Wash thoroughly; pare or scrape. Slice crosswise or lengthwise, as desired.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Linda Claassen on December 6, 2009
Format: Spiral-bound Verified Purchase
This cookbook is the basic every young wife should have...I had one when I was a newlywed, but I'd long since used it to oblivion. Newer versions didn't have some of my favorite recipes, so I was delighted to find a lightly used copy from a reliable dealer. For people who like to cook on a daily basis, nothing beats Better Homes and Gardens. It has a little bit of everything from canning to dessert.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By torie77 on March 19, 2010
Format: Spiral-bound Verified Purchase
I owned this years and years ago in the 80's, and I own a newer one now. But bought this one for my daughter, because she just moved out on her own, and this was a beloved cookbook in our home when she was 11 on, she remembers the recipes she loved to help me with. In her 20's now it is loved. It contains some great recipes the newer ones didn't. So speaking from experience you can not do wrong with this one.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By C. Alvarez on December 16, 2008
Format: Ring-bound
I bought this cookbook as a gift for my Mother in law, because hers fell apart...all was as described- WONDERFUL Cookbook...old school.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By M. Kearns on June 18, 2011
Format: Ring-bound Verified Purchase
My son wants MY book like this from 1965 (when we got married) but I won't give it up till I'm gone (LOL). Anyway, I tried another and it was the same year but didn't have the recipes he wants and wasn't the same as mine. This one has City Chicken, my coffee cake, baked beans and various other recipes I use regularly. It was in very good condition, with slightly browned pages. No problem - MINE is duct taped!!! I should keep this one but I like my old worn out. My son is a happy camper too.
Buy was good to work with. Moral of the story - make sure if you're getting this that you're getting the recipes you're looking for and if it's not the right one you can return it, as I did the first one.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By JoyElaine on October 25, 2011
Format: Spiral-bound Verified Purchase
I got this cook book over 20 years ago with Green Stamps that I collected while in High School. I used the book so much that it became very stained. My husband believing he was doing me a favor bought me the Newer "Better Homes and Gardens Cook Book," but I was very disappointed in the book because many of my favorite recipes had been removed or changed.

Recently I found the cook book I originally had -- this book! "Better Homes and Gardens New Cook Book." It is a used book, but it is in very good condition. I have already used it many times since receiving it in the mail. I'm so anxious to try out all of my old favorite recipes.

I received my book quickly and in very good condition. I am extremely happy with my purchase and would recommend Amazon's services to anyone wanting to purchase books at reasonable costs.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By KathyC on July 4, 2012
Format: Ring-bound Verified Purchase
I ordered the cookbook to replace my original edition. My original edition was falling apart from so much use over the past 40+ years. I am delighted I was able to get another copy in such good shape. It was definitely used by someone, but not much, so the pages are in great shape as is the cookbook overall. All in all, I am delighted with my purchase, though the price was a bit steep. It's too bad BH & G doesn't reprint this cookbook since it has so many good recipes that I use over and over. Yes, I have more current editions of the BH&G cookbook, but they are nothing compared to this 1965 edition.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By J. Anderson on June 20, 2013
Format: Spiral-bound Verified Purchase
This is a 1968 edition. I bought it because my original copy was beginning to come apart. I like it because, while I like eating healthy, sometimes I want the flavors that require real butter, real fat, and other treats. I grew up on the types of meals this cookbook helps make and always loved them. In fact I bought two copies so my kids can each have one someday.
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