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 […]
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May 25, 2011 in Cooking Competitions, Culinary History, Food Awards, Pillsbury, Pillsbury Bake-Off, Recipes
The Grand Prize winning recipe from Pillsbury Bake Off 2 in 1950 was “Orange Kiss-Me Cake.”
May 18, 2011 in Cookbooks, Cooking Competitions, Food Awards, Food Events, Pillsbury, Pillsbury Bake-Off, Recipes, Travel
I will be writing about every single Pillsbury Bake-Off contest since the first in 1949! Let’s get started on this fun journey!
Why I Started This Blog
I love cookbooks. I mean I really love them. I love to read them, treasure them, learn from them, and, of course, cook from them. To me, cookbooks take on a life all of their own. They are history, family, and memories. I have been collecting cookbooks and writing down treasured recipes of family, friends, and neighbors since about age twelve, which means I now own thousands of cookbooks, recipes, and clippings. Now I want to share them with you along with the many other culinary treasures of my cellar." - Debbie Vanni