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 […]
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Feeling sad that you didn’t win the $600 million in the lottery? No worries! I have a delicious “Power Ball” to make you feel better. These delectable little bites of goodness have all kinds of healthy ingredients. Toasted oatmeal, three kinds of seeds, nuts, organic almond butter, honey, maple syrup, dried fruits, and a hint of cinnamon. […]
Blueberry “Boy Bait.” How’s that for a recipe title? I think only in 1954 could one get away with a name like that. The recipe won $2,000 at the 5th Pillsbury Bake-Off by a teen-age girl from Chicago, who said she made it often for her friends, assuming at least one was a boy she […]
It’s retro recipe week! Check out the blog from yesterday for the 1950’s porcupine meatballs, one of my husband Bill’s favorites. Besides anything with meat, his next choice would be a cookie. Bill is the original cookie monster. In the family recipe box where I found the meatball recipe was an old-fashioned oatmeal cookie using lard, which I like […]
If you read my blog from a few days ago, you might remember that I was lucky to be in the possession of a treasured family recipe box from my husband’s Finnish side of the family. Many of the recipes are Finnish specialties, but there are also just as many from the 1940’s and ’50’s. I […]
To our family, nothing is more comforting on a cold winter’s day than my great aunt Margie’s homemade noodles.
It’s the 45th Pillsbury Bake-Off with a million dollar winner and Martha Stewart as host. What could be more fun – except add Orlando to the mix and you have the makings of a magical contest!
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 […]