2001 – Gloriously Simple! Recipes from Gloria Pitzer

2001 Oct – Gloriously Simple! Recipes from Gloria Pitzer

2001 – Gloriously Simple! Recipes from Gloria Pitzer was written, illustrated and published by Gloria Pitzer (Secret Recipes, Marysville, MI). NO LONGER IN PRINT – this cookbook is another fabulous collection of Gloria’s simplest recipes for everything from soup to nuts, using simple ingredients you probably already have handy!

Fun Facts:

  • Sub-Titles: “The Recipe Detective” and “Private Investigator of Secret Recipes (Not for Hire)”
  • Printings: 1+
  • Years: Oct 2001+
  • Recipes: about 200
  • Pages: 30
  • Size: 8.5″ x 11″
  • Original Price: $6.75; it sold out in 2004 at $7 per copy
  • Used copies on eBay or Amazon: none found
  • ISBN: unknown
  • NO LONGER IN PRINT

2000 – Gloria Pitzer’s My Personal Favorites

2000 Nov – Gloria Pitzer’s My Personal Favorites

2000 – Gloria Pitzer’s My Personal Favorites was written, illustrated and published by Gloria Pitzer (Secret Recipes, Marysville, MI). NO LONGER IN PRINT – this was a Limited Edition cookbook of Gloria’s own personal, go-to collection of her favorite “Secret Recipes” that she kept in a notebook on her kitchen counter. These are the reliable, perfect-every-time recipes that she depended on to be easily put together without a lot of time and effort requirements.

Fun Facts:

  • Printings: 4+
  • Years: Nov 2000 – May 2001+
  • Recipes: 199 listed
  • Pages: 30
  • Size: 8.5″ x 11″
  • Price: originally $6.00; it sold out in 2004 at $7 per copy
  • Used copies on eBay or Amazon: none found
  • ISBN: unknown
  • NO LONGER IN PRINT

1999 – The Great Imitator’s Cookbook by Gloria Pitzer

1999 Oct – The Great Imitator’s Cookbook by Gloria Pitzer

1999 – The Great Imitator’s Cookbook was written, illustrated and published by Gloria Pitzer (Secret Recipes, St. Clair, MI). NO LONGER IN PRINT – this cookbook has a collection of 367 copycat recipes on 60 pages in an 8.5” x 11” format, which are complimented by Gloria’s signature style of “recipes” for being the best we can be in our daily relationships tucked in between!

Fun Facts:

  • Sub-Titles: “Imitations”
  • Printings: 2
  • Years: October 1999 & May 2000
  • Recipes: 367 originally listed
  • Pages: 60
  • Size: 8.5″ x 11”
  • Original Price: $9.75
  • Used copies on eBay: none found
  • Used copies on Amazon: $35
  • ISBN: 1-886138-10-9
  • NO LONGER IN PRINT

1998-2004 – Secret Recipes Bulletin, a series by Gloria Pitzer

1998-2004 – Secret Recipes Bulletin series by Gloria Pitzer

1998-2004 – Secret Recipes Bulletin was a series written, illustrated and published by Gloria Pitzer (Secret Recipes, Marysville, MI). There were 7 “Bulletins” in all – most were double-sided, 8½” x 11”, full-page collections of recipes inspired by specific restaurants or “name brands”, plus tips and historic information – that sold for $1 each and are NO LONGER IN PRINT.

1998-2002:

Bulletin #101 – Imitations of Old Country Buffet or Hometown Buffet Specialties – 18 recipes

Bulletin #102 – Imitations of Boston Market Dishes – 17 recipes

Bulletin #103 – Imitations of Bob Evans Restaurant Favorites – 17 recipes

Bulletin #104 – 20 Different Cookies from One Recipe! – Based on a basic recipe for a Mrs. Field’s-Style cookie, which Gloria called “Mrs. Meadows’ Soft Cookies”; plus, 20 options to go with it! This bulletin had a one-page, 8½” x 14”, legal-size format.

2003-2004:

Bulletin #105 – Imitations of Fred Sanders Favorites – 14 recipes

Bulletin #106 – Imitations of Bill Knapp Favorites – 11 recipes

Bulletin #107 – Imitations of J. L. Hudson Favorites – 11 recipes

1997 – Gloria Pitzer’s Secret Recipes Folder – Chicken Soup & Other Comfort Foods

1997 (Fall) – Gloria Pitzer’s Secret Recipes Folder – Chicken Soup & Other Comfort Foods

1997 – Gloria Pitzer’s Secret Recipes Folder – Chicken Soup & Other Comfort Foods was written, illustrated and published by Gloria Pitzer (Secret Recipes, St. Clair, MI). NO LONGER IN PRINT – this was an 8.5” x 11”, 6-page folder of perfect soup and comfort-food recipes for the cold, winter-weather months. It sold for $2 a copy until 1999, when the folder was down-sized to 4-pages, which included 29 recipes. This edition of the folder sold for $1.50 each until it sold out in the Fall of 2000; during which time Gloria started developing a series of “Bulletins” in a similar fashion.

1997 – Gloria Pitzer Presents The Original 200 Plus Secret Recipes Book

1997 Jun – Gloria Pitzer Presents The Original 200 Plus Secret Recipes Book

1997 – Gloria Pitzer Presents The Original 200 Plus Secret Recipes Book was written, illustrated and published by Gloria Pitzer (Secret Recipes, St. Clair, MI). NO LONGER IN PRINT – this cookbook is a collection of the first 200 recipes developed and tested by Gloria Pitzer in the early 1970s for her monthly newsletter and original 4” x 6” recipe-card sales before she ever had cookbooks; now in one collection, plus almost 100 more! Many of products or dishes from places no longer available all in a 60-page, 8.5” x 11” format.

Fun Facts:

  • Sub-Titles: “Imitations”
  • Printings: 1
  • Years: June 1997
  • Recipes: 293 listed
  • Pages: 60
  • Size: 8.5″ x 11”
  • Original Price: $8.75
  • Used copies on eBay: none found
  • Used copies on Amazon: none found
  • ISBN: 1-886138-11-7
  • NO LONGER IN PRINT

1997 – Gloria Pitzer Presents Restaurant Recipe Secrets

1997 Jan – Gloria Pitzer Presents Restaurant Recipe Secrets

1997 – Gloria Pitzer Presents Restaurant Recipe Secrets was written, illustrated and published by Gloria Pitzer (Secret Recipes, St. Clair, MI). NO LONGER IN PRINT – this cookbook, having 60 pages and an 8.5” x 11” format, includes “Our Story” & information about our family, The Donahue Show phenomena (pgs. 16-17)… plus, imitations of products and dishes from Kraft, LA Choy, Cracker Barrel, Bob Evans and Ponderosa…ingredient substitutions as well.

In the old days, chefs were flattered when asked to share a recipe. But, now, they can’t afford to give out the secrets that make their dishes special and unique. That’s where Gloria comes in, as she attempts to figure it out, following her hunches on which ingredients will probably produce an identical flavor or similar texture to the famous product or dish.

Fun Facts:

  • Sub-Titles: “And Other Classified Information for Imitating Famous Food at Home!” and “Recipes Inspired by Restaurant Specialties”
  • Printings: 7+
  • Years: Jun 1996 – May 2001+
  • Recipes: 268 listed in the 3rd printing (Jan 1997)
  • Pages: 60
  • Size: 8.5″ x 11″
  • Original Price: $8.75, sold for $9.75 in Nov 2000
  • Used copies on eBay: $11
  • Used copies on Amazon: $16.61
  • ISBN: 1-8861-38-09-5
  • NO LONGER IN PRINT

Comments:

4 out of 5 stars – Gloria Pitzer, The Recipe Detective – September 22, 2009 – By Dolores H Evans
I’ve collected many of Gloria Pitzer recipe books and bulletins since 1977. She is great and right on in duplicating many recipes. I loaned out “Sugar Free Recipes” (1987-88) book and am searching for a replacement as it is out of print. I was happy to find many of her books on the Internet. I’ll keep searching.

1997 – Gloria Pitzer’s 3-in-1 Book

1997 Jan – Gloria Pitzer’s 3-in-1 Book

1997 – Gloria Pitzer’s 3-in-1 Book was written, illustrated and published by Gloria Pitzer (Secret Recipes, St. Clair, MI). NO LONGER IN PRINT – this cookbook, having 60 pages and an 8.5” x 11” format, is a culmination of 311 recipes that use less fat and sugar; as well as, recipes for the best breads you can’t make in a bread machine!

Fun Facts:

  • Sub-Titles: “Of Less Fat and Sugar, & Best Bread Recipes”, “It’s not what you measure out to that counts, but what you measure up to!”
  • Printings: 1+
  • Years: Jan 1997+ (sold out before Nov 1999)
  • Recipes: 311 listed
  • Pages: 60
  • Size: 8.5”x11”
  • Price: $8.75
  • Used copies on eBay: none found
  • Used copies on Amazon: $28.94
  • ISBN: 1-886138-12-5
  • NO LONGER IN PRINT

1995 – Gloria Pitzer Presents Secret Knock Off Recipes

1995 Nov – Gloria Pitzer Presents Secret Knock Off Recipes

1995 – Gloria Pitzer Presents Secret Knock Off Recipes was written, illustrated and published by Gloria Pitzer (Secret Recipes, St. Clair, MI). NO LONGER IN PRINT – this cookbook boasts a little of this & a little of that! You’ll find 352 copycat recipes of famous foods from even more famous places not included in her other books; amid Food-for-Thought, household tips, cooking tricks and humorous quips – all in a 60-page, 8.5” x 11” format.

In this book, Gloria Pitzer draws a parallel between most of the recipe secrets she shares with you here and those dishes we’ve all enjoyed while eating out or products we all buy at the supermarket. The food industry’s secrets are closely guarded by a very competitive market; but, Gloria’s recipe imitations unbreak the codes and unmask the mysteries of dining in as if we are eating out!

Fun Facts:

  • Sub-Titles: “For On-the-Go Cooks”, “The I Don’t Cook Much Anymore Recipe Favorites”
  • Printings: 2
  • Years: Nov 1995 & Jun 1997
  • Recipes: 352
  • Pages: 60
  • Size: 8.5″ x 11″
  • Original Price: $8.75
  • Used copies on eBay: $20
  • Used copies on Amazon: none found
  • ISBN: 1-886138-11-7
  • NO LONGER IN PRINT

1995 – Gloria Pitzer Presents The Mostly 4-Ingredient Cook Book of Secret Recipes

1995 Nov – Gloria Pitzer Presents The Mostly 4-Ingredient Cook Book of Secret Recipes

1995 – Gloria Pitzer Presents The Mostly 4-Ingredient Cook Book of Secret Recipes is an updated reprint of Gloria Pitzer’s Mostly 4-Ingredient Recipes (Dec 1986, 2nd Printing) written, illustrated and published by Gloria Pitzer (Secret Recipes, St. Clair, MI). NO LONGER IN PRINT – this cookbook has an 8.5” x 11” format with 60 pages, using the same 120 pages of the smaller, Dec 1986 format and laid out horizontally with 2 old pages per each new page. The new style boasted about 470 recipes in its index, covering dishes that Gloria developed and tested to perfection. This cookbook includes all of her favorite shortcuts to success that have been requested by her radio-listeners around the world, during her visits with over 150 radio stations.

Fun Facts:

  • Sub-Titles: “A Potpourri of Recipes” and “An Updated Reprint”
  • Printings: 1
  • Years: Nov 1995
  • Recipes: 470 listed
  • Pages: 60
  • Size 8.5” x 11”
  • Price: $7.50
  • Used copies on eBay: not found
  • Used copies on Amazon: $35
  • ISBN: unknown
  • NO LONGER IN PRINT