Janet's Jaunts Blog

sorry guys

Being a newbie at this blogging thing, I thought I could no longer blog when the Pillsbury Bake-Off icon was removed from the News-Herald’s Web site. But I got the answer to...

Finding THE nuts

Readers have called and e-mailed me in their search for the Fisher Dry Roasted Peanuts called for in the Double Delight Peanut Butter Cookies recipe that won the Pillsbury Bake-Off. In Dallas...

and the winner is…

Carolyn Gurtz of Gaitherburg, Md. is the newest Pillsbury Bakeoff millioniare. Her Her Double-Delight Peanut Butter Cookies are brilliantly simple..they build upon a roll of Pillsbury Create ‘n Bake refrigerated peanut butter...

Big sigh of relief

Tonight’s western style dinner at Eddie Deen’s party center here in Dallas was the first event in which finalists, media, food industry executives and supermarket consumer affairs directors were all together. Food...

Bake-Off strategies

The 100 finalists have just finished cooking and submitted their recipes to the judges, who are sequestered away in a room carefully guarded by security. I spent four hours walking among them...

the Bake-Off begins

The excitement level here in Dallas is high as the 43rd Pillsbury Bake-Off begins. We assembled for breakfast at 6:15 in the Dallas Fairmont host hotel, where just about every one of...

What’s for dinner?

The increasing number of women in the workplace in recent years has changed the world, says Harry Balzer, whose NPD Group tracks consumer behavior in eating, meal preparation, and cooking trends. The...

Red Bull, McDs, and fine chocolate..whew!

The 50 or so food writers here in Dallas for the Pillsbury BakeOff have attended a full day of seminars to help us with future stories as the 100 finalists arrive. Author...

Tex Mex is its own thing

Thats what Robb Walsh says. Author of the Tex-Mex Cookbook and The Texas Cowboy Cookbook, he spoke to the food editors gathered here in Dallas for our first Pillsbury BakeOff dinner. He’s...

sunny dallas

Despite the grounding of hundreds of flights by Dallas based American Airlines, travel to this city for the Pillsbury Bake-Off went smoothly. My Continental flight was overbooked, probably as a result of...