There may be no bigger brand in American food history than Pillsbury. They began back in 1872 when they were founded by Charles Alfred Pillsbury and his uncle, John S Pillsbury. The business was constructed on the banks of the Mississippi in Minnesota and was so big, even then, that they paid to develop the railroad to ensure their national distribution.
They were bought out by a British company five years later and that might have been it for Pillsbury, except they were reacquired by the Pillsbury family in 1923. They’ve been owned by a sequence of conglomerates since the 1990s, but every American has fond memories of the Pillsbury company and its products.
Pillsbury Baking Hacks: Fun and Inventive Recipes with Refrigerated Dough is a tribute to the versatility of Pillsbury products. It’s the perfect cookbook for a mom who has a lot to do every day and doesn’t have the time to spend hours in the kitchen trying to make the perfect meal from scratch.
You’ll find recipes that only require 3 ingredients which are clearly marked and which we think are the kind of thing you’ll want to bookmark and ensure you have the ingredients permanently on hand (you can’t go wrong with simple, right?).
They also have a ton of recipes that they claim, and we tested and verified, take under 30 minutes to make. The sort of thing that you can tackle after getting home from work and before your kids are so hungry that they start complaining about it.
We will note that these aren’t always the healthiest of recipes and while we liked the things we tried, we wouldn’t serve this stuff every day.
But when we need to put something together in a rush – we expect to find ourselves reaching for Pillsbury Baking Hacks: Fun and Inventive Recipes with Refrigerated Dough.
We think moms are really going to like this cook book and it wouldn’t be out of place on anyone’s bookshelf.