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My Betty Crocker Cookbook

Updated on April 28, 2013

My Mom and Betty Crocker Taught Me How to Cook

My mom sort of taught me how to cook, if you count the lessons of a dash of this and little of that as teaching (or cooking), which I do. That's how Mom cooked and it was fine. But her old beat-up Betty Crocker cookbook was where I learned to follow recipes and cook and bake properly.

I'm not a gourmet cook in any sense of the word. And that's what I like about Betty Crocker cookbooks. They have simple recipes for cooking and baking. I've generally heard of all of the ingredients, and the food is good.

This photo shows my first Betty Crocker cookbook and an older Betty Crocker Picture Cook Book like Mom's that I found at a thrift store.

Photo Credit: Peggy Hazelwood

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Box Tops for Education used to be called Betty Crocker Points.
Box Tops for Education used to be called Betty Crocker Points.

Who Remembers Betty Crocker Points?

I do!

When I finished college, I knew I'd need a cookbook. I wanted to stop eating whatever, whenever, standing up. Basically, I wanted to actually cook once in awhile.

So, I saved up enough Betty Crocker points and sent off for Betty Crocker's Cookbook, New and Revised Edition. By the way, the Betty Crocker points program is how I also got my first complete set of Oneida silverware. The Betty Crocker points program was discontinued in 2006. Now Box Tops for Education appear on products where the points used to appear.

It was great. All through high school and college, I'd save up so many Betty Crocker points for a fork or spoon and mail in the little point coupons with an order form and a few weeks later, I'd get a fork or spoon in the mail.

Yes, I'm easily entertained.

Photo Credit: Peggy Hazelwood

Betty Crocker Cookbook - The New Edition of Betty Crocker, 2011

This would be the Betty Crocker cookbook I'd buy today if I were starting out. I chose the newest edition many moons ago because I figured it had the latest nutrition information and newer, updated recipes.

This version of the tried and true Betty Crocker cookbook has been updated for current eating habits and tastes. On Amazon, this cookbook has 4.3 out of 5 stars. Pretty good!

Spiral Bound Betty Crocker Cookbook

The cover of my Betty Crocker cookbook

came off a few years ago.

(It's spiral bound and gave up the ghost

finally after years and years of use.)

The page with the recipe called Brownies

is usually stuck to the facing page

(and that's a good thing).

Kitchen Towels for Easy Clean Up - These look great on the counter next to a Betty Crocker Cookbook

These red and white towels will look great in your kitchen with your Betty Crocker Cookbook.

Betty Crocker Picture Book - The old standard!

This Betty Crocker cook book is a reprint of the original version, like my mom used. I love the cover and the retro graphics inside.

Betty Crocker Cookbooks

make perfect gifts for many occasions:

~ New graduate

~ Bridal shower

~ Weddings

~ Birthdays

Measuring Cup and Measuring Spoon Set - Having More Than One Set is Helpful

Make cooking and baking easier. Get another set of measuring cups and measuring spoons. It's not much fun to have to wash your one and only when you're on a cooking or baking spree.

Red Mixing Bowls

I have these bowls, and they're great! The nonskid bottom is rubber and doesn't move around on the counter or table while mixing and stirring and beating your food into submission.

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Cookbook Holder - Prop Up Betty and Make Cooking and Baking Easier

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This author, Peggy Hazelwood, participates in Amazon, eBay, All Posters, and other affiliate advertising programs. When you click an advertising link on this page and make a purchase, I receive a small percent of the sale. Thank you for reading this far!

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      4 years ago

      So sorry to hear that you no longer due points I have a whole box of them

    • gottaloveit2 profile image


      6 years ago

      I actually bought a Betty Crocker cookbook a few years ago. I'd had one in Home Ec (do they still have Home Ec in schools??) and loved it.

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      6 years ago

      Well, I HAVE a Betty Crocker cookbook that Mom and Dad gave me for Christmas, 1975. I just am not a cook.

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      6 years ago

      My Mom has a Betty Crocker cook book, and I have one she gave me as a gift. They are great recipe books, and I love the pictures. :)

      It would really be cool if you added some recipes that you have used optional ingredients and directions for. I change recipes to taste a lot. :)

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      6 years ago

      I have the original spiral one too. I have dozens and dozens of cook books, but rarely cook any more.

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      6 years ago

      I have the Betty Crocker book on the right in your intro picture. My cover came off as well, but I still have it. I got it for a wedding present 35 years ago. It is my go-to cook book. Funny thing, I think my "brownie" page is stuck too. I used it too much. Great lens. Thanks for sharing!

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      Lorelei Cohen 

      6 years ago from Canada

      I think that most of us have an old Betty Crocker cookbook sitting at the back of our bookcase. She was a household staple.

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      6 years ago

      Scarlett, on your introductory photo you have a Betty Crocker cookbook, the red one with the photos on the cover, what is the name of that one? I was given that one years ago and I loved it. Somehow I lost it a few years ago when we moved, and its frustrated me ever since. And I've never been able to find another copy. Great lens...I love Betty Crocker cook books!

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      6 years ago

      Betty Crocker was my first cookbook, too. I still use the BC zucchini bread recipe, though I do cut back a bit on the amount of sugar it calls for. Such a great reliable cookbook!

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      6 years ago

      no, but I wish I had one now to browse through. I have about 100 cookbooks and I also love borrowing them from the library.

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      6 years ago

      The first cookbook I ever owned was the Betty Crocker cookbook. And I had no idea that Betty Crocker point turned into Box Tops for Education. We faithfully clip all those box tops for our kids' school.

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      Barbara Tremblay Cipak 

      6 years ago from Toronto, Canada

      I actually have a betty crocker recipe box and the blueberry cheesecake recipe is sooooo good (and easy)


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