Betty Crocker's Picture Book 5 Ring Binder 1950's McGraw-Hill Book Company Not Complete But Full of Handwritten, Newspaper Recipes

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Welcome to a delightful culinary adventure with Betty Crocker's Picture Cook Book, a 1950's. This isn't just any cookbook; it's a nostalgic journey back to the roots of American cooking. Every page is a delicious discovery, bringing the warmth of traditional recipes into your kitchen.


  • Title: Betty Crocker's Picture Cook Book
  • Publication Date: 1950, Fifth Printing
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Book Company
  • Format: Hardcover, 5-Ring Binder
  • Pages: 462 (exact count not guaranteed)
  • Dimensions: 10x8x2 inches
  • Bonus: many handwritten newspaper clippings and pamphlets of recipes found in the cookbook are left for your enjoyment.
  • Condition: This was a used family cookbook, and some pages have stains and torn edges from use. Pages are missing, loose and stainedAll recipes are legible. Scroll in and view the photos for clarity.

Five Key Elements:

  1. Iconic Recipes: Revel in classic recipes that have graced American tables for decades, each carrying the essence of a bygone era.
  2. A Trusted Companion: From a humble contest entry to becoming a kitchen staple, Betty Crocker has been a symbol of trust and quality in American homes.
  3. A Glimpse into History: This cookbook is a tangible piece of culinary history, reflecting the evolution of American home cooking and tastes since the 1950s.
  4. Shared Culinary Joy: Ideal for collectors and cooking enthusiasts alike, this cookbook bridges generations, uniting those who cherish the art of home cooking.
  5. Handwritten Recipes: Discover bonus handwritten recipes within its pages, each a little secret from the past waiting to be uncovered.

Whether you're recreating beloved classics or simply admiring its historical significance, this cookbook is your ticket to exploring America's rich culinary past.


This well-loved cookbook has been a part of many family meals and shows its journey through stains and scribbles on missing or loose pages. While its pages may tell stories of past kitchens, all recipes remain legible and ready to inspire new culinary adventures. For a closer look at its character, please view the photos.

Culinary Exploration:

Embrace the challenge with '12 Books, 12 Months: Change Your Life with The 12 Reading Challenge!' Start with Betty Crocker's Picture Cook Book and let each recipe lead you on a delicious journey through time. Are you ready to cook up new memories?

Closing Thoughts:

This Betty Crocker's Picture Cook Book is more than a cookbook—it's a cherished piece of Americana, a connection to the culinary hearts of past generations. Its pages, marked by the love and joy of family meals, offer not just recipes but stories.

By bringing this cookbook into your home, you're not just adding to your collection; you're keeping alive the legacy of home-cooked meals and the warmth they bring. Are you ready to add this slice of history to your kitchen library and be part of its ongoing story? 

Our Process

We source from local estate sales in the Great Lakes Bay Region, only purchasing the highest quality books.

After photos are shot, the book is immediately placed in a clear self-sealed bag, stored in a climate-controlled room for protection until you purchase.

When shipping, your book is double-bagged using kraft bubble mailer's for protection.

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