I Keep the Munchies Away by Writing

I Keep the Munchies Away by Writing By Mike Royko [Detroit Free Press, The Feature Page; MONDAY, DEC. 10, 1973] IF YOU spend any time in this corner, you have noticed lately that I have been writing a lot about food, restaurants and eating. It always happens when I go on a strict diet. I […]


Hopeless Twinkles

HOPELESS TWINKLES – an Imitation of Hostess Twinkies By Gloria Pitzer (Feb. 1976, among Gloria’s “Original 200” recipes) Filling Ingredients: ¼ pound (1/2 cup) butter or margarine, ½ cup Crisco or homogenized solid shortening, 1 cup granulated sugar, ¾ cup Pet or Carnation evaporated milk 1 tablespoon vanilla Filling Instructions: In a large mixing bowl, […]


Mondays & Memories of My Mom – A Day in the Life of the Happy Homemaker

Happy Monday AND happy “Please Take My Children to Work Day”! Yes, Virginia! There is such a thing! Before my mom was the Recipe DetectiveTM, before she authored all those newsletters and cookbooks, Mom penned and syndicated various “hot topic” and “homemaker” satirical-styled editorials/columns, as well as a series of cartoon panels! One of her […]