The Grand Prize winning recipe from Pillsbury Bake Off 2 in 1950 was “Orange Kiss-Me Cake.”
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Pillsbury Bake-Off 1950
May 25, 2011 in Cooking Competitions, Culinary History, Food Awards, Pillsbury, Pillsbury Bake-Off, Recipes
First Pillsbury Bake-Off 1949
May 18, 2011 in Cookbooks, Cooking Competitions, Food Awards, Food Events, Pillsbury, Pillsbury Bake-Off, Recipes, Travel
I will be writing about every single Pillsbury Bake-Off contest since the first in 1949! Let’s get started on this fun journey!
A Cozy Restaurant in Vermont
January 19, 2011 in Cookbooks, Recipes, Restaurants, Vintage cookbooks
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!
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 […]
Perla Meyers: The Seasonal Cook
April 22, 2010 in Award-Winning Chefs, Cookbook awards, Cookbooks, Culinary Cellar work, Prize-Winning Recipes, Rebuilding the Culinary Cellar, Recipes, The Culinary Cellar, The IACP Cookbook Awards, Vintage cookbooks
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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Why I Started This Blog
I love cookbooks. I mean I really love them. I love to read them, treasure them, learn from them, and, of course, cook from them. To me, cookbooks take on a life all of their own. They are history, family, and memories. I have been collecting cookbooks and writing down treasured recipes of family, friends, and neighbors since about age twelve, which means I now own thousands of cookbooks, recipes, and clippings. Now I want to share them with you along with the many other culinary treasures of my cellar." - Debbie Vanni