The Full Collection of Pillsbury Bake-Off Books

Yes, isn’t this amazing!?  It is every Bake-Off book since the first one in 1949.  The only one missing is the new one which will have the $1 million prize-winning recipe!  You can find out who wins tomorrow on Oprah.  Then I will have to go take another photo! P.S.  See the 3rd book from […]

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Best of the Bake-Off Collection from 1959

This 1959 Bake-Off book is a collector’s item.  I come across it every once in awhile at antique stores, and of course, it can now be found on Ebay or Amazon.  You can’t miss it because it’s not shaped like most cookbooks.  It’s rectangular and also very heavy, as it has 607 pages!  It doesn’t […]

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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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