It’s Bake-Off Week!!

I just arrived last night in Orlando for the Pillsbury Bake-Off!  Today is filled with lectures and activities, starting with breakfast-in-bed this morning!  I will be gone all day and night, so today I will post a finalist recipe from the past, which just happens to be my daughter Kristina’s recipe for “Smoky Southwestern Shepherd’s […]

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Saturday’s Recipe: Easy Peanut Butter Cookies

These cookies go together in minutes.  And no butter! Peanut Butter Cookies with White Chocolate Chips 1-1/2 cups chunky peanut butter1 cup granulated sugar2 egg whites, unbeaten2/3 cup white chocolate chips Heat oven to 350 degrees.  In a mixing bowl, stir together peanut butter and sugar until blended.  Add egg whites and mix thoroughly.  Stir […]

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Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?!

A group of 100 excited contestants will gather next week in Orlando to compete for the $1 million prize at the Pillsbury Bake-Off. The finalists will compete in four categories: Breakfasts and Brunches; Entertaining Appetizers; Dinner Made Easy; and Sweet Treats. The finalists represent 36 states, range in age from 27 to 75, and include […]

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A Golf Cookbook in Time for the Masters

My husband mentioned that the Masters Golf Tournament begins this week, and I remembered this cookbook.  I probably bought it because I had never seen a cookbook pertaining to golf before.  I have some Olympic, football, and baseball cookbooks, usually written for fundraisers, but never a golf one.  And I doubt a Tiger Woods cookbook would […]

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The Transformation of Home Ec

There are many students who have never heard of the class known as “Home Ec.” Home Economics now goes by several names, but most commonly “Family and Consumer Science.” When I worked as a high school substitute teacher in a cooking class a few years back, the students thought Home Ec sounded weird and outdated. […]

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Avon Calling! From Where??

Who would have guessed that the company with lipsticks and lotions would have a cookbook! “The Avon International Cookbook” was published in 1983. It’s just a small hardback, about the size of a magazine, but filled with some great recipes. Avon representatives from 29 countries share their favorite family recipes.  Some sound exotic, yet easy to […]

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The Time a Bear Almost Ate Me! (well, sort of..)

With spring and summer coming up, one of the first things I look forward to is fresh berries. Berries of any kind will do because they are all wonderful. I make them into jams, jellies, compotes, pies, quick breads, beverages – you name it. Berries can make just about any dish come alive with color […]

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Easter Sunday Recipe: Egg Salad For Those Leftover Eggs

Everyone seems to look for ways to use all the leftover decorated Easter eggs.  Here is my favorite egg salad.  You can use it to spread on toast rounds for an appetizer, spoon in pastry shells, or use as a sandwich filling.  Egg Salad 6 hard-cooked eggs, peeled1/4 cup finely diced celery2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh […]

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