Saturday, October 1, 2011

A Little Give Away

I just brought my blog up today and noticed that I have 51 followers.  Wow!  Followers, Thank You All.  Now I know that for the “big” bloggers out there, 51 followers is just a “drop in the bucket” so to speak.  However, for this little old grandmother who wasn’t sure any one would want to come and read her blog, it is really exciting.  For those of you whom I am not yet following back, I am coming to follow you this weekend.

In honor of the occasion, I have decided to do a little give away.  Now I don’t have any advertisers or sponsors, so I decided to delve into my extensive cookbook collection and share a cookbook that I have two of.

Long before there was Todd Wilber and his Secret Recipes, there was Gloria Pitzer, The Recipe Detective.  If you would like to read her story, you can go here and here.  Like my collection of Farm Journal Cookbooks, I have a number of her cookbooks.

I am giving away this one.  She wrote two editions of it, one in 1984 and one in 1989.  This is the revised 1989 edition.

Except for some fading along the spine, this book is in very good condition.  Long out of print, this little book is selling for $29.95 by a book seller on Amazon.

Gloria had a unique way of writing her cookbooks with different types of recipe formats all on the same page as shown here.



To win this cookbook, you do not have to follow me on Facebook (I have a page with nothing on it) or Twitter ( I am not there).  All that I ask is that you make a comment on this post and answer this question.  Do you (or your mother/grandmother) have any of the Recipe Detective Cookbooks?

I will keep the give away going until midnight next Friday, October 7.  I will then draw a winner from the comments.  So, if you like old cookbooks or just want “a blast from the past”, please leave a comment.

Have a great weekend.  I will be back tomorrow with Cooking from the Blogs.


  1. Gosh no neither had either of these cookbooks, but I love old cookbooks to read, umm I think I have over 200. Love your blog, I myself have 69 followers and I think they are great !!!

  2. No, I don't. But it would be a perfect addiction to my collection. I love your blog. I been thinking about starting a blog myself.

  3. I love old cookbooks! Never heard of this one though!

    {and you can add me as a follower, although I follow through my google reader}.

  4. I have never heard of her, but I would LOVE to have a copy of her cookbook. :)

  5. I don't have any of her cookbooks and my mom doesn't either. Would love to have one though. Really like old cookbooks!!

  6. I don't have any of these cookbooks and neither does my mom. I have been collecting for a long time though. I love, love cookbooks!

  7. I've never heard of the recipe detective. It sounds intriguing. Some of the old recipes I use are the best.

  8. I wanted you to know I am still loving your site.

    That cookbook is not in any of my family's books but my most treasured cookbooks from my ancestors are 2 cookbooks from 1903 and 05. A cooking club cookbooks printed by Peerless Princess Mills with recipes from my great-great and great grandmother's


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