Betty Crocker Cookbook

Betty Crocker Cookbook

by Betty Crocker Editors

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780553136265
Publisher: Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/05/1974

About the Author

With more than 62 million cookbooks sold since 1950, Betty Crocker is the name readers trust for reliable, tasty, easy-to-prepare recipes and great ideas. For over 75 years, Betty Crocker has provided trusted advice to millions of Americans through cookbooks, magazines, radio and television. Today, Betty Crocker is one of the top ten most recognized brand names in the world, with 100onsumer awareness.

Table of Contents

Bonus Section.


Kids’ Sweets ‘n’ Treats.

Adult Halloween Party.

Halloween Family Dinner.

Spooky Kooky Cupcakes.


Classic Thanksgiving.

Thanksgiving For Two.

Take It Easy Thanksgiving.

Trim Thanksgiving.

Scoring A Turkey-Day Touchdown.

A New Take on Thanksgiving.

Keeping the Holidays Lean and Lively.

Hanukkah and Christmas.

Happy Hanukkah.

A Very Retro Christmas.

Christmas Dinner Made Easy.

Christmas Open House.

Caroling Party.

Giftable Christmas Cookies and other Sweets.

New Year’s.

Sit-Down New Year’s Dinner.

Munchies to Keep the Party Going Till Midnight.

Easy Party Platters.

Betty Crocker Cookbook.


1. Getting Started.

2. Appetizers & Beverages.

3. Breads.

4. Cakes & Pies.

5. Casseroles & Slow-Cooker.

6. Cookies & Candies.

7. Desserts.

8. Eggs & Cheese.

9. Fish & Shellfish.

10. Grilling.

11. Meats.

12. Poultry.

13. Rice, Grains, Beans & Pasta.

14. Salads & Salad Dressings.

15. Sauces, Seasonings & Accompaniments.

16. Soups, Sandwiches & Pizza.

17. Vegetables & Fruits.

18. Vegetarian.

19. 20 Minutes or Less.

Helpful Nutrition and Cooking Information.

Metric Conversion Guide.


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Betty Crocker Cookbook 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 27 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Absolutely wonderful. Full of basic heart health information, guidelines and tips. Recipes are easy to use and understand. Love the nutrition and diabetic information for each recipe. A must have for anyone with heart concerns. The only drawback is there are no dividers or tabs for each section of the cookbook. This requires a lot of flipping back and forth in the book.
47Girl More than 1 year ago
Everyone needs a basic cookbook. My only concern with this Betty Crocker Cookbook is that the pages are very thin and seemingly fragile. In the kitchen we need something durable. Also, I noticed it didn't have the same meat charts with descriptions of the parts identifying cuts and how long to cook them. There were charts but I liked the old ones better.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My mother has used the Betty Crocker Cookbook since she moved out on her own 30 years ago. For Christmas last year I bought her the new version (our banana bread was extremely dense-- until we realized the measurements had been rubbed off the page!!) and we LOVE IT! The measurements have been changed from having to use 1/4, 1/3 and 1/2 cups all in one recipe to using one cup size (all 1/4's or all 1/3's) for almost everything, which is great for reducing clean-up! The new vegetarian section is an excellent addition and all of the "oops!" sections are great for figuring out what we've done wrong. Who knew that flat cookies are caused by melting butter instead of softening it?! We didn't! Overall, this is the best cookbook we have ever used and I would recommend it to anyone-- good or bad cook! Love this cookbook!
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I bought this cookbook for my son who is turning 24 and lives on his own...He enjoys good food and also cooking. So after always receiving several calls about how to do this or that when it came to cooking I thought this would make the perfect gift....I still have my Betty Crocker cookbook that I received as a wedding gift over 32 years ago!! It has saved me on many occasion when it came to cooking... It is probably one of the first staples one should have in their kitchen at any age. It's just wonderful and I would recommend it to anyone.....
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Julie-in-Chanhassen More than 1 year ago
I absolutely love that my old fashioned Betty Crocker book has been updated into a healthier mode.
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You just can't go wrong with Betty Crocker -- this updated cookbook is filled with interestng recipes (from standards like meatloaf and lasagna to a few more exotic dishes). There are also pages and pages of illustrations of vegetables, herbs, etc. This is a great cookbook for a beginning cook, because of the food safety and cooking info in the beginning -- but it's also a handy reference guide for more experienced cooks. One feature that I particularly love are the little "how-to" sections scattered throughout the book: each section has three pictures showing what your project should look like and what it *shouldn't* look like (such as underdone, perfect, and pebbly scrambled eggs). The binder format is perfect for cooking, as you can either lay the book down or stand it up on the counter. My only quibble with this book is that the pages are a little thin and have a tendency to tear off of the binder rings. However, with standard usage it's not a problem! I highly recommend this cookbook! It's truly a cookbook for all seasons of life.
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Woodsbabe More than 1 year ago
I was given a copy of the Betty Crocker cookbook when I was married 30 years ago. It was a staple in my Repertoire of cookbooks. I used it when I didn't know how to cook a new vegetable or bread, when I wanted to make a simple or special dessert, or find a yummy appetizer for a party. I knew how to cook, but this expanded my horizons. My book was pretty threadbare, I cook much simpler than I used to, and I wanted to get more microwave information, so I figured it was time to upgrade. I looked at several cookbooks, thinking it might be time for another brand. I came full circle back to this one. I trust the recipes, although one of my favorites was eliminated, "Cherry Berries on a Cloud". It takes some time to make, so the editors may have felt no one wanted to make it anymore. (wrong--but you can't have everything) I just went through my old book and transferred my favorites that had not been included. I had the best of both worlds. This cookbook is my standby in my collection of dozens of cookbooks.
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sandy40r More than 1 year ago
This is a basic "how to cook" book, as well as a great recipe book! After 30 years, my Betty Crocker cookbook is well worn and stained with all sorts of spatters, but remains the most referred to cookbook I own. Having 3 daughters, I spent many hours in the kitchen with my girls, who loved to "help" me! As each of them moved out on their own, I purchased them two basic essentials: a home tool box, and a Betty Crocker Cookbook! I feel assured that they will be able to look up any type of food, learn how to choose wisely in the grocery store, and the various methods of preparation. Measurements tables are handy for increasing and decresing recipes. Spice recommendations add "zest" to any meal! And of course, everything from rack of lamb to "mom's" apple pie is spelled out so that even the novice cook can succeed in the kitchen! I don't get many calls about how to cook a roast, but as a Mom, I get called a lot about other issues...if only I had a book to refer to for all the answers! All of my girls have praised the book and learned a lot more than I could teach them! This book has given them the tools to experiment with new foods and made cooking fun! Thank you Betty!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As a professional home economist, I have used this as both a reference and a text book. The directions are clear and the illustrations are beautiful. I give this quite often as a gift for graduations and weddings. I also purchased Betty Crockers Cookbook for Girls & Boys. It is a reproduction of the 1959 edition. This was my first cookbook and perhaps it set me off to a career. It also show how cooking has evolved and Betty has kept up with the time.
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We are very pleased in my home. Incredible book. Very informative and helpful.
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I love this cookbook. I had an older version for many years and got this new one with the new Vegetarian and Fast Meals sections. Even being Vegan I am able to flip through this cookbook and make most anything and it's great. Many of my favorite family meals are adapted from this cookbook. It is the one that is grabbed the most when it comes time to make a meal or a dessert and such.