Potato Recipes from Easy Steps in Cooking for Big and Little Girls, 1912: Two simple recipes from Easy Steps in Cooking for Big and Little Girls of Adventures Among the Kitchen People. The recipes also appear in Mary Frances Cook Book.
Yes, we have the cookbooks. You can see them here: https://www.vintagecookbook.com/product/easy-steps-cooking-big-little-girls-adventures-among-kitchen-people-first-edition/ and here: https://www.vintagecookbook.com/product/mary-francis-cook-book-1912/.
Easy Steps in Cooking for Big and Little Girls or Adventures Among the Kitchen People, First Edition: This is the privately printed edition of the charming cookbook by Jane Eayre Fryer, with full page illustrations by Margaret G. Hays, with other illustrations by Jane Allen Boyer. The title on the title page (not the cover) is Easy Steps in Cooking or Mary Frances Among the Kitchen People. This book was copyrighted in 1912 by Jane Eayre Fryer. 175 pages. Hard cover with no dust jacket. Pages are all here and they are all clean. Front hinge is completely broken, and the binding is not strong. One page is loose from the binding. Easy Steps in Cooking is the story of a little girl, a cookbook of simple recipes that her mother made for her, and kitchen implements that come to life. It is much more than a simple cookbook, but a chronicle of Mary Frances’ adventures with friends, neighbors and family. “Some very wise people would call this a story book, some a manual training book, and others a cookery book, but Mary Frances knew better; she knew that it is a Book within a Book that introduced her to Aunty Rolling Pin and a lot of other dear, dear friends, such as no little girl ever had before, and whom she now wishes to introduce for the first time to all other little girls.” Twenty-six chapters, and forty recipes.
In 1912 Fryer got a publisher! Her children’s cookbook was published by The John C. Winston Co., Philadelphia. The publisher apparently suggested a further title change, and the book became The Mary Frances Cook Book or Adventures Among the Kitchen People. (We have a first edition from that publication, as well. See it here: https://www.vintagecookbook.com/product/mary-francis-cook-book-1912/)