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Wednesday Winner: (Grand National) Bake-Off # 15: Hungry Boys’ Casserole

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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Pesto from one of my Favorite Guys

Hello, Bert.  How I still miss you.  If Bert Greene were still with us, he would tell you his favorite summer herb was basil.  When he ran The Store in Amagansett on Long Island, he used to grow yards and yards of it in a brick-bordered kitchen garden behind his house.  This is the pesto […]

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Pillsbury Bake-Off 1950

The Grand Prize winning recipe from Pillsbury Bake Off 2 in 1950 was “Orange Kiss-Me Cake.”

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First Pillsbury Bake-Off 1949

I will be writing about every single Pillsbury Bake-Off contest since the first in 1949! Let’s get started on this fun journey!

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A Cozy Restaurant in Vermont

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!

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Ain’t Life Grand?!

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 […]

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Perla Meyers: The Seasonal Cook

Perla Meyers became an instant favorite of mine with this cookbook. I’ve been cooking from her books since the 1970’s.

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