Cookbooks

Hosted by Jackie Garvin
Group active since Tue, Feb 01, 2011

We all have them. A lot of us collect them. Some of us use them religiously. Some of us can't find them when we need them. But, where would we be without cookbooks? I am a lover of cookbooks and I read them like novels. I especially like to read stories about the recipes and the authors. So....let's start a discussion about cookbooks. What are your favorites? What interests you and makes you purchase a cookbook? Do you like cookbooks from celebrity chefs or home cooks the best? How many of you have written a cookbook? How many of you want to write a cookbook? Let's start a cookbook book club! Cookbook book club....trying saying that!


MEMBER'S FAVORITES: BETTY FURNESS WESTINGHOUSE, THE GIFT OF SOUTHERN COOKING, BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS NEW COOK BOOK, SOUTHERN LIVING, FARM JOURNAL BREAD, P. BUCKLEY MOSS, FOUR INGREDIENTS, 1001 CUPCAKES, LAND OF LAKES, PURITY FLOUR, SOUTHERN COOKING (S.R. DULL), 1914 ARKANSAS EXTENSION SERVICE CANNING BOOK, BETTY CROCKER COOKIE BOOK, PILLSBURY COOK BOOK (1914), MY BOSTON COOKING SCHOOL BOOK (FANNIE MERRIT FARMER - 1938), BETTY CROCKER'S PICTURE COOKBOOK, THE JOY OF COOKING, SO EASY TO PRESERVE,

Jan Wilson
Aug 14, 2012

newbee

Yes there r others like me...I collect recipes and cookbooks .Maybe my kids will make a cookbook one day lol.I love finding recipes for my friends an family and i think this is my kind of group.So if i can help u out just let me know,will b happy to help.It`s what i call fun.....Have a great day yall.

Nelda Carnley
May 20, 2011

cookbook

Just went to the mailbox and a cookbook I had ordered off ebay came in. It is a 1940's cookbook called, 500 Snacks. It looks like it may have some great recipes in it, can't wait to have time to sit down and read it.

Craig Clark
Feb 8, 2011

Cookbook For Charity

Just a question? I used to work for a company in Madison, WI that manufactured medical eqpt. We were a global company with many people working in the main office as well as people in the field providing service instalation among many other things. We had a group in our local office that focaused on fund raising, I suggested one time putting togather a cookbook of recipes from the people that work for our company, with the proceeds going to help the local food pantry. To my supprize the company launched it Globaly and hundreds of recipes poured in. We raised almost $10,000.00 dollars on a $10.00 cookbook. Just a thought, but would people be interested in doing something like that here? The Biggest Looser Show has a Pound for Pound challange were they donate to the food banks all over the place, maybe we could help the less fortunite have a decent meal on the table? Just a thought. Let me know what you think? I know printing the books is easy and not too expencive. Not sure about distrabution but the details aren't important unless people are interested.


Stephanie Dodd
Feb 8, 2011

Cookbooks

YEA! I know I will love this group.

Are we going to exchange cookbooks once we determine what kind everyone enjoys using? I would love to swap some.

I enjoy the tried and true cookbooks purchased from church bazaars, fundraisers, garage sales, estate sales, etc. as they are my favorite.

Carla Anderson
Feb 5, 2011

Love my cookbooks.

Hello everyone. It is good to know I am not the only one that collects cook books. I had to start cooking for my family when I was 13. So that was the start to it all. I love to cook and love to try new recipes. I am always looking for new cookbooks or recipes to try.

Craig Clark
Feb 5, 2011

New Member & Cook Book Collecter

Hello all. I just joined Just a Pinch, & I've joined several groups. I've been collecting Cookbooks for severl years now, but my collection is small compaired to my sisters, she has book cases full I have about 20, my first on is the one that used to be my mothers Betty Crocker published in the early 50's, It is the book I learned to make my first recipe from and still make to this date. Choc. Chip Cookies. She tought me when I was 5 yrs. old how to make these cookies and my love of cooking began. I make those cookies from memory now and still love to look at that old book, my mother made notes in the margins and dbl'd recipes to accomidate our large family. She has been gone 15 yrs now, but her memory lives on in those pages and the several cookbooks she hand wrote that my sister & I still have. I look forward to sharing some of those recipes with all of you.

c g
Feb 5, 2011

6 ingredients or less by carlean johnson

found this book in an consignment shop. $4 i have seen other cookbooks that have had 6 or less but this one is nicer. there is a apple recipe that i want to try and then i will post it. has a unique sauce. anyway, these recipes will save time and money so i can bake more. its a win win situation. i get so excited over a new cookbook. its full of papers to hightlight the must do list.
oh, i am also making a binder with just jap recipes. it will much easier to find. so when i print i can remember all the ones i want to make.

Jackie Garvin
Feb 5, 2011

"So Easy to Preserve"

With spring around the corner (really it is), now's a good time to be thinking about preserving your bountiful harvest - or someone else's bountiful harvest that you are lucky enough to get. The Cooperative Extension/The University of Georgia @Athens have produced a comprehensive food preservation book that included canning, freezing and drying. I was introduced to this publication at canning classes that I took through my local Cooperative Extension office and I highly recommend this book.

For ordering information, go to www.soeasytopreserve.com