Children’s cookbook hunting
By - acnhtibi
I would try searching for holiday children's cookbooks, and add vintage and perhaps some of the words you remember from recipes.
I Can Cook by Sophie Kay has a recipe for Hobgoblin Burgers:
YOU DID IT
THAT’S THE COVER oh my goodness thank you!!
Thanks, glad I could help. In case anybody is curious, I searched for a few different things and then tried
children's "hobgoblin" burger cookbook
It sounded like one of Betty Crocker's and there were a million different editions with slightly different titles, but let me float another option, that I know for sure included popcorn balls: Snips & Snails & Walnut Whales. It was published in 1975 and although it was sold as a nature crafts book for children but I mostly remember the recipes, which were whimsical and kid-friendly. I don't have a copy to hand, but I remember popcorn balls, stained glass cookies using melted candies, lollipops, "shrunken heads" using apples. There was another by the same author called Sticks and Stones and Ice Cream Cones, which had a similar vibe.
Oh, those are gorgeous, but I don’t think they’re it.
Thank you for the introduction, though!
It sounds very Halloween oriented.
It could be!
I’ll add that word to my search query - thank you!
Is it this one?
On second look at your details it's probably not? But leaving it here just in case
Look up "young children's mix and fix cookbook" maybe that was it? It had a humpty-dumpty looking chef on the cover. That was my childhood cookbook!
P.S. also born in 76 in USA!
Yay for Bicentennial Babies! New England here.
I live in Old England now, which causes no end of amusement for my fully English Spouse 🤪🤣
That's a hoot! :-) I grew up in the Midwest but now living in Southeast Asia with my Irish hubs!
Search eBay, you will find it someday. I still have my first children’s cookbook from Pure Cane Sugar. Still my go to snickerdoodle recipe.
You know what, this was my first cookbook too! As soon as I read your description, I knew it was the same one, but I couldn’t remember the name either. So glad you found it!
Oh that’s fabulous!
I remember making the peanut butter hot chocolate! Decadent.
I immediately thought of The Little Witches Cookbook. I'm glad you have the correct title!
This is my bot-mandated comment to my post.
I’m hoping to find the book as “described” above so that I may source a copy and add it to my now (relatively large) collection of cookbooks and recipes as well as experience some nostalgia. It was my mother who instilled in me my love for cooking, gifting me play kitchens every birthday of my childhood and sharing recipes and cookbooks as she came across them.