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Ted Allen has a great new cookbook! See what I have made so far.
Just hearing the words “country fairs” brings up visions of pies, cakes, canned goods, and homemade breads all lined up for viewing and judging. One of my earliest ventures in competitive cooking started with our local fair over thirty years ago. I would get up on those hot July mornings and bake for a couple of […]
Before I announce the winner of the cookbook giveaway, I am excited to report that the Culinary Cellar is on the move again! Many of you know that my basement library is an ongoing project. I have thousands of cookbooks and not enough shelves, but one more was added this weekend! My sister-in-law’s husband, Larry, is […]
Sometimes the nice parts of life come out of nowhere. I had that kind of weekend. After a Saturday morning of running errands most of the day, I came home to find an email that made me smile. It seems a book publisher I know had a friend who was selling some cookbooks, and take a […]
Did you know that Duncan Hines cake mixes are named after an actual person, while Betty Crocker was simply the figment of someone’s imagination in the marketing department at General Mills? Boston Cream Pie is not a pie at all, but a cake? Whoopie Pies are not pies, but cookies? An Anzac biscuit is not a […]
Why have I never seen this book before? I could have used it in countless ways over the years. Think of all the times making crème brulee with yolks and leftover whites, or angel food cakes with a dozen whites and all those yolks. I found this book last weekend at a book sale. I picked it […]
Anna Juljaana Vanni Halonen was my husband Bill’s Finnish aunt, known to the family as Aunt Ann. When Bill and his cousins recently started cleaning out Aunt Ann’s home in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, the kitchen revealed some family treasures. If there is anything that gets my attention more than old cookbooks, it’s old recipe boxes. When Bill […]