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1944 Pillsbury’s Diamond Anniversary Recipes Cookbook
Pictured for sale is this World War II era 1944 "Pillsbury’s Diamond Anniversary Recipes Cookbook". The paragraph below is printed on the second inside page:
“Pillsbury Mills, Inc., this year, is seventy-five harvests old. Three-fourths of a century . . . pioneering, blazing new trails, crossing new frontiers . . . dedicated to the service of womankind. * * * So it is that the Pillsbury emblem has become the symbol of a famous family of fine foods . . . respected and handed down proudly from mothers to daughters.”
This soft cover cookbook is copyright in 1944 by Pillsbury Mills, Inc., Minneapolis, Minn. C.A. Pillsbury and Co. was founded in 1872 by Charles Alfred Pillsbury and his Uncle John S. Pillsbury. In 1935 it was incorporated as the Pillsbury Flour Mills Company. In 1949 the company introduced a national baking competition known as The Pillsbury Bake-Off and was nationally broadcast on CBS television for quite a few years. The Pillsbury Bake-Off Cookbooks are highly sought after by cookbook collectors.
Two of the most famous Pillsbury food brands were created by Leo Burnett, the Pillsbury Doughboy and the Jolly Green Giant.
**Condition: The front and back covers are very clean and in very good condition. The inside pages are very clean and in very good condition. *Covers: There is very minor edge wear, tiny bumps at the corners, and very minor wear along the spine. *Inside pages: There are just a few pages that have tiny bumps at the corners. The inside pages are really nice.
This cookbook measures 8 1/2" x 11”. The book has 34 pages packed with 45 great recipes which feature Homemade Cakes, Homemade Breads, Quick Breads, Muffins, Pancakes, Puddings, Yummy Homemade Cookies and Homemade Pies to Die For.
A cool gift to give to your mom or grandmother who may have used this very same cookbook while helping their mother in the kitchen when they were little kids.
This little boy grew up in the 1950's and I can remember my mom always was using a Betty Crocker Cookbook or a Pillsbury Cookbook and making some desserts I can only dream about enjoying again.
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