Throwback Thursday: Betty Crocker’s Cookbook

How many of you had this in your home? 

This is my mom’s Betty Crocker’s cookbook. It seems to be well-loved based on the wear on the pages and the tabs.

The funny thing is that I don’t recall my parents making anything from this book. I think I would remember having “American” meals since we ate Filipino food more often than not.

I’m pretty sure my mom used this for potlucks and tea parties since Filipino food was pretty foreign back in the 80’s. I think it’s cool that my mom threw tea parties. Obviously, kids weren’t allowed at those things — breakable dishes, weird sandwiches (especially from this book), caffiene… not quite kid-friendly. I’m sure I would have remembered it if I was invited to sit and have tea with them or I’m losing my memory, which happens when you’re a mom. All I know is that every few months I had to clean the tarnish off the silver tea pots that were on display in the china cabinet.

Can you just imagine making a cheese ball for a party? Check out this awesomeness—You’d be the hit of the party if you brought one of these:

You can make it for any holiday! I have looked at every page of this book growing up. I do recall making divinity from this book when I was around 10 or 11 years old. It came out horrible. Back then we didn’t have the internet and videos to tell us what we’re doing wrong. And good thing, too. Otherwise, I wouldn’t have “learned by doing.”