So what was your first cookbook? My first was "The Kids Cookbook: Yum! I eat it" by Patricia Barrett-Dragan. It was given to me when I was 7 (22 years ago) by my father's girlfriend. I still have it around the house, believe it or not, though I Don't actually cook from it anymore. ;f I admit, this is something of a fluff thread, but the "sloppy joe" post brought back memories.