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Anyone have a 1978 or 1986 edition of the Betty Crocker Cookbook?

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#1 jeffknop

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Posted 14 August 2010 - 11:52 PM

does anyone have the 1978 or the 1986 edition of the Betty Crocker Cookbook? if so, can you check the book and see if on one of its pages there is a picture of the "go" space from monopoly? i'm trying to find out which cookbook this was, i remember it from my childhood. post if u know what i'm talking about, thanks.

#2 Kim Shook

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Posted 15 August 2010 - 02:35 PM

Looked all through 1978 and no 'Go'! Hope someone else can find it for you, I know how that kind of thing can drive you crazy!

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Posted 15 August 2010 - 04:27 PM

Do you remember anything more about it other than the photo of the "Go" from Monopoly? Like any of the dishes/recipes? The cover?

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Posted 15 August 2010 - 05:15 PM

I've got a 1986 edition, and there's nothing in it like Go or any other Monopoly piece.
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#5 jeffknop

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Posted 15 August 2010 - 08:45 PM

thanks a lot kim and moopheus, i appreciate it a lot.

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Posted 15 August 2010 - 11:01 PM

There is nothing in the 1972 version either...

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Posted 16 August 2010 - 07:41 AM

I suggest you start browsing used book stores in your area. Locally, they have a lot of cookbooks from that era. Good luck!

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Posted 16 August 2010 - 01:18 PM

I kind of wonder if maybe it's the Better Homes & Gardens from that era. Seems to me they had a lot of illustrations.

Although if they were using a photo of a Monopoly Game, they'd have to credit it in some manner, I'd think. I can't help but wonder what was the connection.

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Posted 16 August 2010 - 01:19 PM

Abebooks, a consortium of used book sellers, lists Betty Crocker's Cookbook for Boys and Girls, dated 1978.
http://www.abebooks.com/

Googlebooks has a pic of the cover, here. Look familiar?
http://books.google....ved=0CDcQ6AEwAA

If you want to do a further search on Abebooks, I suggest you first search for "Betty Crocker Cookbook." When the results pop up, do a second search within the results for whatever year (or other keywords) that might help.

For any book that you think might be IT, you can query the vendor about the "Go" Monopoly pic before you buy the book. Many of the vendors are small sellers & they will answer questions prior to a sale.

Edited by djyee100, 16 August 2010 - 01:25 PM.


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Posted 16 August 2010 - 01:55 PM

do you have the home and garden book that you're talking about, and if so, can you please look in it and see if they have a monopoly board pic in one of the pages? and yes, i know the betty crocker cookbook for boys and girls has a picture of the go board on its cover, so maybe that's it, but as i remember this book had a pic in the body of the book.

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Posted 16 August 2010 - 02:35 PM

and i just checked the "betty crocker's cookbook for boys and girls" in the library, that's not the one i'm looking for, despite the fact that it has the go space from monopoly on its cover. the cookbook i'm looking for had a picture of the go space from monopoly on one of the pages in the book in the body of the book itself. someone please help, thanks.

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Posted 16 August 2010 - 02:51 PM

I kind of wonder if maybe it's the Better Homes & Gardens from that era. Seems to me they had a lot of illustrations.

Although if they were using a photo of a Monopoly Game, they'd have to credit it in some manner, I'd think. I can't help but wonder what was the connection.


jaymes, if they had to credit it some manner, would that make the cookbook in which it was in easier to find? i'm just asking because i'm trying to find the cookbook in was in, thanks.

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Posted 16 August 2010 - 03:18 PM

OK, my curiosity's getting the better of me here. Are you looking for this cookbook because you remember a particular recipe from it? Or is it just one of those things that haunts you in the wee hours of the morning, and you've decided to get to the bottom of it? Settling a bet? Inquiring minds want to know, you know.

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Posted 16 August 2010 - 05:42 PM

OK, my curiosity's getting the better of me here. Are you looking for this cookbook because you remember a particular recipe from it? Or is it just one of those things that haunts you in the wee hours of the morning, and you've decided to get to the bottom of it? Settling a bet? Inquiring minds want to know, you know.


it is a cookbook that i remember reading from in my early childhood and it has extreme nostalgic value to me. i scoured the house for it but could not find it, not knowing the name of the cookbook makes it that much harder to find. i was looking in my basement for a few hours before i found a spider in one of the boxes of books, and i had to quit because i'm afraid of spiders, so i can't look in the basement anymore for it.

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Posted 17 August 2010 - 06:49 AM

maybe email the owners of this bookstore http://www.rabelaisbooks.com/index.php

they are extremely knowledgable and may know what book your looking for.

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Posted 17 August 2010 - 12:09 PM

maybe email the owners of this bookstore http://www.rabelaisbooks.com/index.php

they are extremely knowledgable and may know what book your looking for.


thanks. i emailed them, don't know if they'll know what i'm talking about though.

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Posted 17 August 2010 - 12:36 PM


OK, my curiosity's getting the better of me here. Are you looking for this cookbook because you remember a particular recipe from it? Or is it just one of those things that haunts you in the wee hours of the morning, and you've decided to get to the bottom of it? Settling a bet? Inquiring minds want to know, you know.


it is a cookbook that i remember reading from in my early childhood and it has extreme nostalgic value to me. i scoured the house for it but could not find it, not knowing the name of the cookbook makes it that much harder to find. i was looking in my basement for a few hours before i found a spider in one of the boxes of books, and i had to quit because i'm afraid of spiders, so i can't look in the basement anymore for it.


If you have boxes of books in your basement, and there's a chance that cookbook is in one of them, I suggest that perhaps you round up a few friends that are not afraid of spiders and ask them to help you.

Tell them you'll provide the drinks and refreshments, and a special bonus to anybody that finds that particular book.

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Posted 17 August 2010 - 01:05 PM

Here is a link to a vintage cookbook seller....

http://search.rubyla...e=1&ss=cookbook

If you see any familiar covers they will answer questions. I recently found the cookbook I was searching for at grandmas...YaY


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Posted 18 August 2010 - 11:43 AM

if anyone has any betty crocker cookbooks from the 80's or 70's, please look through them and see if there is a picture of the go square from monopoly in any of its pages, (not the cover though). thanks.

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Posted 18 August 2010 - 12:06 PM

I kind of wonder if maybe it's the Better Homes & Gardens from that era. Seems to me they had a lot of illustrations.

Although if they were using a photo of a Monopoly Game, they'd have to credit it in some manner, I'd think. I can't help but wonder what was the connection.


General Mills owned both Parker Brothers (which made Monopoly) and Betty Crocker, so that's the connection.

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Posted 18 August 2010 - 04:58 PM

and i think one of the recipes in this book involved taking green food coloring and putting it on coconut shavings on some kind of weird hamburger.

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Posted 18 August 2010 - 05:34 PM

Definitely sounds like a kid cookbook - the green coconut as a nest or hair....

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Posted 18 August 2010 - 08:33 PM

You might want to contact the people who hold the copyright for the game, Milton Bradly, I believe. Find a trivia loving person there, and ask them. The company would have had to license the use of that image. HTH!
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Posted 19 August 2010 - 06:18 AM

and i think one of the recipes in this book involved taking green food coloring and putting it on coconut shavings on some kind of weird hamburger.


Here is just such a recipe from Betty Crocker. No mention of which book it originally appeared in, but sounds like you're on the right track.

Betty Crocker Hamburger Cookies

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Posted 19 August 2010 - 01:12 PM

There is nothing in the 1972 version either...


thank you very much carolyn for checking.

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Posted 19 August 2010 - 01:14 PM


and i think one of the recipes in this book involved taking green food coloring and putting it on coconut shavings on some kind of weird hamburger.


Here is just such a recipe from Betty Crocker. No mention of which book it originally appeared in, but sounds like you're on the right track.

Betty Crocker Hamburger Cookies


thanks james, that looks familiar to me, i'll do more research on it.

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Posted 19 August 2010 - 06:25 PM

if anyone knows from what betty crocker cookbook those hamburger cookies are from, please post.

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Posted 26 August 2010 - 04:45 PM

On a whim I looked at Betty Crocker's Cookbook For Boys & Girls, 1975 edition, at the public library. There's a pic of the Monopoly playing board, with the Go space, on page 115. Your public library must have a different edition.

Other info about the 1975 edition: On the cover is a pic of kids eating squares of chocolate cake. Published by Golden Press, NY, NY; printed by Western Publishing Company, Racine, Wisconsin; Library of Congress Catalog Card Number 74-23006.

Your public library may be able to find this book on interlibrary loan. Or you could try buying it on Abebooks.

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Posted 26 August 2010 - 05:51 PM

Following djyee110's lead - a search brings up this edition which has a go piece on the cover.

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Posted 27 August 2010 - 05:59 AM

this site has a few versions available

http://www.alibris.c...or Boys & Girls



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