Recipe cards company/publisher search
In the early-to-mid 90s (sometime between 1993 and 1997)I received a few full-color recipe cards in the mail. I believe it was for some company who wanted you to join there "receive 40 recipe cards a month" type of service, for which you paid a fee. I was young and poor in those days, so I just kept the free introductory recipe cards and didn't join the service.
In addition, I trimmed the full-color photograph cards (bigger than 8x5 cards -- I think they are like 8.5x6 or something like that) to fit in my 8x5-card recipe box. This left the picture and the recipe, but removed any copyright or company name.
These recipes are excellent and I still use them all the time. Here's a selection of them
-Beef Provencal (beef tenderloin with a compound butter over sliced peeled potatoes -- a perfect company dish)
-Apple Rolls (whole wheat apple rolls with a restrained but addictive flavor)
-Juicy Rib steaks (Rib steaks with a fine pan sauce)
-Strawberry shortcake (an excellent version of the original)
-Twice-baked potatoes (an over the top calorie/fat bonanza that's great for company or for a meal in itself)
There are a few more that I can't remember now. Oh how I now wish I had an entire set of every card this company ever published!
My question is -- does anyone have these? Does anyone know the company that published them -- and where I might get more? If you have any of these recipe cards (they had the fat and calorie information on the bottom right on the back -- the cards are glossy and have 3 pictures on the back, and one big picture of the finished dish on the front -- very high-quality paper and excellent photography). Also, there is a rating on the back of "Not Expensive, Moderately Expensive, Expensive" etc, as to the cost of the dish.
These are some of the best and most enduring recipes in my collection. If anyone has these, or knows who published them, please let me know! Also, if you have the whole or partial set, please consider sharing online (within copyright regulations, of course) any of the recipes you thought were especially good.
The package of cards was Easy Everyday Cooking, 444 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburg, PA, 15222, phone 800-416-1514. The publisher was International Masters Publishers AB. The website is http://www.imponline.com/Subscription.... I didn't see the cards for Easy Everday Cooking, but they do have Great American Home Baking, and Great American Recipes. I have some cards from all three collections, but do not possess an entire set. Hope this helps.
Hi Mrs Smith.. I have some cards also that sound like what you are describing...
They are by Healthly Meals in Minutes.. I have almost a complete set.,and ove them.. I put them away a few years ago when I moved and I just came across them cleaning and I am so glad.. I love them.. GREAT RECIPES! .. Check on ebay and there are some out there.. Good Luck! Kim : }
I'm wondering if you can help me with a Meals in Minutes recipe. I have the old set of them from around 1996, I think, and it sounds like yours might be from around that time as well ( I'm hoping anyway.) I have lost the cinnamon roll recipe and am wondering if you could find it for me? There is a newer set of those cards online that someone has scanned in, but the cinnamon roll recipe is updated, and is not the one I'm looking for. I'm looking for the one without raisins. Thank you. Robin
Hello, Mrs. Smith. Nice to see you back! I have cards from two companies, neither of which have the fat, calorie, etc. or financial info. but the photos are as you describe. One is "Healthy Meals in Minutes", Four Gateway Center, 444 Liberty Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15222 (800) 474-6552. The other is "Easy Everyday Cooking" and whadda ya know, same address, but different phone (800) 416-1514. Hope that gives you a start. The sample cards that I have do not include the ones you listed, but obviously the company has done different things at different times. Let us know if you find what you're looking for - I for one am interested.
re: Sweet Pea
Hello Sweet Pea. Thanks so much for posting the contact information. While the recipe cards are no longer called "Healthy Meals In Minutes" I was able to get them. They are slightly different in the look, but they are called "Everyday Cooking My Way," and they come wwith the clear recipe box just like the original recipe cards. I got my intorductory set of cards for about $3.75 and they actually send the cards just the same as in the past.