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 […]
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Melissa Lanz, author of The Fresh 20, wasn’t raised on fresh foods; it was more Swanson TV dinners and anything in a box or bottle. It took years for her to overcome her family food culture of processed foods. The Fresh 20 is the result of Melissa’s journey to healthy eating, and now she wants her efforts […]
Iron Chef, restaurateur, cookbook author, and co-host of The Chew, Michael Symon, is also a longtime affiliate with Calphalon. In celebration of Calphalon’s fifty years and to present Symon’s newest cookbook, Carnivore, Calphalon hosted a dinner to showcase both. My daughter Kristina and I were thrilled to be invited to the event held at the Calphalon kitchens in […]
The International Ballroom of the Beverly Hilton Hotel in California was the exciting venue for the 15th Pillsbury Bake-Off contest. One hundred excited contestants walked into the ballroom “Grand March” style and found their assigned areas to prepare their chosen dishes for the judges. Television lights go up and the media descends upon the finalists, pen […]
Going on a Road Trip this summer? Don’t miss all the great diners across the country, then buy this great cookbook, Diner Desserts!
I will be writing about every single Pillsbury Bake-Off contest since the first in 1949! Let’s get started on this fun journey!
This cookbook is a true treasure. The recipes are from a former popular restaurant in Vermont. You will love to have this book in your collection!
I lost the dust jacket from this book long ago, so it’s not much of a photo. However, the recipes will make up for it. Great Dinners from Life is a classic from Time-Life Books. The first few lines say: “This is a book for people who like to have friends in for dinner. It is […]