Sue Compton was the first New Jersey resident in history to win the Pillsbury Bake-Off. Not only that, she had never entered a recipe contest before, and entered the contest one week before the deadline, with the encouragement of her mom and son, Jon. And listen how she decided which products to use- Sue took a spin […]
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Carolyn Gurtz, million dollar winner of the 43rd Pillsbury Bake-Off contest, wasn’t expecting her “Double-Delight Peanut Butter Cookies” to be the one selected for competition. She was sure it would be one of her other entries using peanut butter, which was peanut butter pancakes with a strawberry jam sauce (which sounds fabulous!). “I’ve been entering […]
When someone is a great cook, many times the person has learned the way around a kitchen from their mother. In the case of Anna Ginsberg, million dollar winner of Bake-Off # 42, this was not to be. Anna’s mother, “who couldn’t cook at all and had no desire,” says Anna, still encouraged her daughter to […]
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 […]
The Grand Prize winning recipe from Pillsbury Bake Off 2 in 1950 was “Orange Kiss-Me Cake.”
I will be writing about every single Pillsbury Bake-Off contest since the first in 1949! Let’s get started on this fun journey!