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Here is a cookbook filled with all of those wonderful recipes that you meant to clip and save from that jar, can or box--America's best-loved favorites from the test kitchens of the finest food manufacturers. These popular recipes are fast and easy, with detailed instructions for perfect results every time. 6" x 9".
Hardcover, 608 pages
Published March 1st 1992 by Galahad Books (first published January 1st 1979)
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Debby
Aug 10, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Reading and collectin recipes has been a hobby of mine for many years. This cookbook is one of my all-time favorites. I have given this cookbook as a bridal shower gift several times and it gets passed around the room so everyone can look throuhg it. Anyone who likes to cook shoul own a copy of this cookbook.
Gina
May 30, 2017 rated it really liked it
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The basics: Best Recipes is a huge collection of recipes featured on the packaging of a wide variety of food products. And I do mean huge with 608 pages, multiple recipes per page, and no photographs to take up space. Over the last 3 months, I've tried recipes from every section - well organized by course, i.e. main dish, dessert, etc. - but haven't come close to trying every one. While most of the recipes are presented as is with no additional information or instructions, a few have a small exp ...more
David Webb
Aug 24, 2013 rated it really liked it
Just before my grandmother passed away a few years ago she gave me a box full of her cookbooks---she & I shared a love of cookbooks, and she knew I collected them. This book was among them. I love it----there are some terrific little gems in here! It's not haute cuisine by any stretch, but there are some usable recipes that are easy to make and tasty. A sentimental favorite for me.
Stephanie
Apr 06, 2013 rated it it was ok
I was so disappointed in this book. I have another name brand cookbook that is so amazing that I ordered this one. The one I own that made me want another one was named The Great American Name Brand Cookbook and is so much far and away better than this tiny little book that has only very few recipes that would even be used in someone's home. What a waste!

My recommendation, pass it by!
Teresa Kuhns
Jun 13, 2014 rated it it was ok

This cookbook is not really worth buying. You can find many of these recipes online. There are a number of recipes that can be located in other cookbooks. Save your money. Look online or borrow from a library!
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Sunday
May 30, 2007 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: nostalgic foodies
Shelves: cook-books
This book contains all the tried and true recipes listed on bottles, cans, and jars. Preparing and enjoying them is a bit nostalgic!
Chris
May 23, 2011 rated it really liked it
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If you want to sell more of your product, you'll make sure the recipes on the package are fabulous and play up your product to its best advantage, right? Right! One of my go-to cookbooks.
Lynda
Jun 08, 2009 rated it really liked it
This is a great cookbook.
Laura
Oct 23, 2009 rated it really liked it
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Really like this one. There are some great classic appetizer recipies here as well as some really good main dish ideas.
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