The Road to the 46th Pillsbury Bake Off – Part 1

It was January 2013, and I, like many of my fellow competitive cooks, was eagerly waiting for Pillsbury to release the rules for the upcoming Bake Off.   This would be the year that I seriously try my hand at becoming a finalist.  I had attempted to put together a few recipe submissions for the 45th Bake … Continue reading The Road to the 46th Pillsbury Bake Off – Part 1

The Bird, the Bread, the Bake Off.

  I remember cooking my first Thanksgiving meal.  I was a newlywed who was still finding her way in the kitchen.  At that time in my life, I regularly turned to Aunt Jemima, Betty Crocker, and the Gorton's Fisherman for cooking advice.  They were always so helpful and reliable.  Cooking from scratch was not something … Continue reading The Bird, the Bread, the Bake Off.

The Journey Begins

Welcome to my new blog, my first blog, Life in the Van.  Let me explain the title.  No, we don't live in a van.  My kids were concerned about that one.  However, as the mom of three active boys, I do feel like I live in the van at times.  Life happens in that van.  … Continue reading The Journey Begins