Best Recipes from the Backs of Boxes, Bottles, Cans, and Jars

Best Recipes from the Backs of Boxes, Bottles, Cans, and Jars

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A collection of over 400 favorite, time-proven recipes straight from the supermarket shelf. Food companies occasionally remove a well-known recipe from a label, only to be forced by public outcry to put it back. Here is a cookbook filled with all of those wonderful recipes that are printed on the backs of jars, cans, and boxes. All the dishes are fast and easy, with detailed instructions for perfect results every time. 102 line drawings.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780884860631
Publisher: Bristol Park Books, Inc.
Publication date: 09/15/1992
Edition description: REPRINT
Pages: 608
Product dimensions: 5.99(w) x 8.99(h) x 1.58(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction vii

1 Appetizers, Snacks, Noshes and Such 1

2 The Main Dish: Meats, Poultry, Fish and Seafood, Sauces and Meatless Main Courses 51

3 Side Dishes: Vegetables, Potatoes, Beans, Pasta and Such 193

4 All-American Sauces 237

5 Salads and Their Dressings 247

6 Soups to Make the Pot Smile 295

7 Sandwiches 309

8 All Manner of Breads 323

9 The Very Best Pies 377

10 Prize-Winning Cakes 419

11 Fabulous Desserts 479

12 Cookies and Special Sweets 525

Index 567

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Best Recipes from the Backs of Boxes, Bottles, Cans and Jars 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It has recipes I remember enjoying as a kid or seeing on TV. They are easy to read, easy to buy for and simple to prepare. And if you have a can of something in the house and you don't know what you can use it for, this book will help you out.
Groverox More than 1 year ago
This book is exactly what it is advertised as - a collection of those recipes from labels, etc., that you maybe saved at one point but have probably lost or discarded over the years. Lots of fun to look through - you will remember so many! Keep in mind this was originally published a good 30 years ago or so, so there is not a lot of microwaving happening... and there are some products that are not even around anymore. Still, substitutions can be made, and the nostalgia alone made it not only a great bargain, but a wonderful gift.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I don't normally use cookbooks. I end up buying them, trying a few recipes and they are either too time consuming or something my family won't eat. But I caught this one on sale so I thought I would give it a try. So far we have enjoyed every recipe that I have tried out of this cookbook! They have been easy recipes to follow, short prep time with items that are easy to find or that you already have in your pantry!
vancouverdeb on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Kitschy and fun. First published in 1979, this book has Brand Name Recipes from the past, as well as little of the recipes history.So many recipes to chuckle at -Jell-0 Molded Vegatable Relish, Hershey's Red Velvet Cocoa Cake. Such fun!
tweetieCT More than 1 year ago
This book is fun, knowledgeable, and for those who are nostalgic for so many recipes that are forgotten or lost, this book is great. It would make a great gift, and is an easy read. We've enjoyed the recipes thus far, and it brings back some great memories. Not much in illustrations, but it's not necessary. None of the recipes are complex.
NitaMae More than 1 year ago
Lipton Onion Butter!!, God what a country! Heinz, A1, Lea Perins, etc. Some of the "family secret recipes" that people would not share with you and more. Excelent!
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I have alot of recipe books blessed on me by my grandmother and mother. I bought this book years ago. The recipes are easy to follow and good. My husband hasn't complained at any of the recipes I have made out of this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was the first cookbook I bought for myself. Although it is full of quick recieps, they taste like I spent days on them. This is the perfect book for all levels of cooks.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Fabulous, easy comfort food. Try the French Onion Soup - easy and delicious!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Found it, bought it, used it, used it, used it, love it. I am an avid collector of cookbooks. My number one book to collect is the church, the club and so on. Number two are unique cook books like Best Recipes. One of the best reasons to use this book is, one can make a recipe from this book take it to a church pot-luck or a work pitch-in and people think you have spent hours making it. Go for it, step out and cook something really differant tonight. Rita Carpenter, Jeffersonville, IN 47130
Guest More than 1 year ago
this is a great book for looking up things your mom used to make,especially for baby boomers. There are a lot of recipes from the 40's, 50's and 60's.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have used this recipe book for two years and find it very useful. My daughter in Atlanta brought the book to my attention (she is still learning how to cook and bake). One special recipe is 'chicken things' but called Chicken Pockets and is quite wonderful. She and I have served this for ladies luncheons and light dinners and gets raves very time. Even the men like this recipe very much. By the way leave off the sauce (don't need it) and use italian chicken with seasoned crumbs and real butter (but they are just as good with lowfat cream cheese and margarine).
Guest More than 1 year ago
This has to be the best cook book I have ever owned!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book has provided me with the option of making anything from a fast, great tasting dinner to more time intensive meals. Either way, the food tastes gourmet! Most ingrediants I have in my house already! Everyone wants to know where I bought this book.