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By Arthur Hirsch and Arthur Hirsch,SUN STAFF | November 13, 2002
"Crisco never varies." - From a 1912 advertisement That seems a fair statement, no? Ninety years later there Crisco remains, just as fluffy and slippery and industrial white-white as the first day the stuff rolled off the line. Had someone refrigerated one of those first cans of all-vegetable shortening, who's to say you couldn't crack it open right now and roll a nice pie crust for your Thanksgiving meal? Who needs a time machine when there's Crisco? It's possible to look at a scoop of it today and with even modest leaps of imagination experience the wonder folks must have felt in those first Crisco encounters during the William H. Taft years.
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By Julie Rothman, For The Baltimore Sun | July 1, 2014
Mary Beth York from Niles, Mich., was copying some old recipes a friend had collected over the years and stuck in the back of a cookbook from 1942 when she came across one called "Crisco Breath o' Spring" cake. Unfortunately, there was some damage to the recipe and she was unable to read parts of it. Apparently, the recipe was on the label of a can of Crisco, but when York contacted the Crisco company, she was told that they do not save all their old recipes and no longer had the one she was looking for. York was hoping someone still had the recipe and would be willing to share it with her. Diane Jensen from Alamogordo, N.M., sent in the recipe for the cake York was looking for that Jensen said was copied from a photograph of the original Crisco advertisement from 1945.
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By Dan Rodricks | August 5, 1991
As there are a lot of angry people -- people who stewed the entire weekend, people who were so upset they kicked dogs and smeared loved ones with Crisco -- I think we should go over this problem of tickets to the last Oriole game at Memorial Stadium one more time.Maybe what I say will make those people feel a lot better.Then again, maybe it won't.Let's go to the tape . . .From last Thursday afternoon throughout the night and into the next morning, we had a spectacle on 33rd Street. It was one of those big, goofy community events, like tax deadline night at the main post office, like the last day of the month at the emissions testing station.
ENTERTAINMENT
by Richard Gorelick and The Baltimore Sun | November 21, 2012
Can't crimp? The pros at the Crisco Pie Hotline are back to serve up expert pie-baking advice, recipes and tips year round and for extended hours during the Thanksgiving season. I like this one. The InSinkErator site has a good page on how to repair a broken garbarge disposal . You can also find tips ontthe InSinkErator Facebook page on how not to clog your garbage disposal up in the first place. Through Nov. 21, live pie experts can be reached from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. by calling 1-877-FOR-PIE-TIPS (1-877-367-7483)
NEWS
November 21, 2009
M ost people think of Thanksgiving as Turkey Day. Maybe it's my Midwestern roots, but no matter how succulent the bird, I have room in my heart for only one love on the fourth Thursday in November: pie. I divide the year into two seasons, pie and no pie, with the pie season running from the first strawberries and rhubarb in the spring through cherries, blueberries and peaches in the summer and finally, to the fall, when the true glories of...
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | October 7, 2011
Mary Beth Crisco, a retired Harford County librarian who led the computerization of her agency, died of lung cancer Wednesday at the Upper Chesapeake Medical Center. She was 74 and lived in Bel Air. Born Mary Beth Harmeyer in Joppa, she was a 1955 graduate of Bel Air High School, where she was a four-sport athlete. She received an associate's degree from Towson University and a bachelor of science in general studies and a master's degree in library science from the University of Maryland, College Park.
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By Julie Rothman, For The Baltimore Sun | July 1, 2014
Mary Beth York from Niles, Mich., was copying some old recipes a friend had collected over the years and stuck in the back of a cookbook from 1942 when she came across one called "Crisco Breath o' Spring" cake. Unfortunately, there was some damage to the recipe and she was unable to read parts of it. Apparently, the recipe was on the label of a can of Crisco, but when York contacted the Crisco company, she was told that they do not save all their old recipes and no longer had the one she was looking for. York was hoping someone still had the recipe and would be willing to share it with her. Diane Jensen from Alamogordo, N.M., sent in the recipe for the cake York was looking for that Jensen said was copied from a photograph of the original Crisco advertisement from 1945.
ENTERTAINMENT
by Richard Gorelick and The Baltimore Sun | November 21, 2012
Can't crimp? The pros at the Crisco Pie Hotline are back to serve up expert pie-baking advice, recipes and tips year round and for extended hours during the Thanksgiving season. I like this one. The InSinkErator site has a good page on how to repair a broken garbarge disposal . You can also find tips ontthe InSinkErator Facebook page on how not to clog your garbage disposal up in the first place. Through Nov. 21, live pie experts can be reached from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. by calling 1-877-FOR-PIE-TIPS (1-877-367-7483)
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By Julie Rothman, For The Baltimore Sun | May 14, 2013
Pat Arata from Mishawaka, Ind., was looking for a recipe she had lost for making crispy fried salmon patties that she thought was once printed on a can of Crisco. She said the patty puffed up a little when fried, which made her think the recipe likely contained baking powder or soda. Evelyn Bledsoe from Letart, W.Va., sent in a photocopy of the well-used recipe taken from a Crisco can many years ago that she thinks is the one Arata was searching for. The recipe has several hand-written notes on it. One says, "can add a small amount of mashed potatoes to the patties if desired.
FEATURES
By Sherrie Clinton and Sherrie Clinton,Evening Sun Staff | March 6, 1991
QUICK MUFFINS CAN be whipped up in the time it takes to make morning coffee and can bake while you shower and dress. Here is a delicious recipe from Crisco.Blueberry Orange Muffins1/4 cup Crisco shortening1/3 cup packed brown sugar2 egg whites, lightly beaten2/3 cup skim milk1/3 cup orange juice2 teaspoons grated orange peel1 1/3 cups all purpose flour1 cup quick or old fashioned, uncooked oats1 tablespoon baking powder1/2 teaspoon baking soda1/2 teaspoon cinnamon1/2 teaspoon salt, optional3/4 cup fresh or frozen blueberriesHeat oven to 400 degrees.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | October 7, 2011
Mary Beth Crisco, a retired Harford County librarian who led the computerization of her agency, died of lung cancer Wednesday at the Upper Chesapeake Medical Center. She was 74 and lived in Bel Air. Born Mary Beth Harmeyer in Joppa, she was a 1955 graduate of Bel Air High School, where she was a four-sport athlete. She received an associate's degree from Towson University and a bachelor of science in general studies and a master's degree in library science from the University of Maryland, College Park.
NEWS
November 21, 2009
M ost people think of Thanksgiving as Turkey Day. Maybe it's my Midwestern roots, but no matter how succulent the bird, I have room in my heart for only one love on the fourth Thursday in November: pie. I divide the year into two seasons, pie and no pie, with the pie season running from the first strawberries and rhubarb in the spring through cherries, blueberries and peaches in the summer and finally, to the fall, when the true glories of...
NEWS
By Arthur Hirsch and Arthur Hirsch,SUN STAFF | November 13, 2002
"Crisco never varies." - From a 1912 advertisement That seems a fair statement, no? Ninety years later there Crisco remains, just as fluffy and slippery and industrial white-white as the first day the stuff rolled off the line. Had someone refrigerated one of those first cans of all-vegetable shortening, who's to say you couldn't crack it open right now and roll a nice pie crust for your Thanksgiving meal? Who needs a time machine when there's Crisco? It's possible to look at a scoop of it today and with even modest leaps of imagination experience the wonder folks must have felt in those first Crisco encounters during the William H. Taft years.
NEWS
By Dan Rodricks | August 5, 1991
As there are a lot of angry people -- people who stewed the entire weekend, people who were so upset they kicked dogs and smeared loved ones with Crisco -- I think we should go over this problem of tickets to the last Oriole game at Memorial Stadium one more time.Maybe what I say will make those people feel a lot better.Then again, maybe it won't.Let's go to the tape . . .From last Thursday afternoon throughout the night and into the next morning, we had a spectacle on 33rd Street. It was one of those big, goofy community events, like tax deadline night at the main post office, like the last day of the month at the emissions testing station.
NEWS
By ROB KASPER | February 14, 2007
As they do most mornings, Louis Sahlender and Sharon Hoehn Hooper were making a batch of dough at their family's 80-year-old East Baltimore bakery, Hoehn's, at the corner of Conkling and Bank streets. Dough is a basic ingredient in the bakery's pies, tarts, buns and, in the summer, its fabled peach cake, lauded in the pages of Baltimore magazine in August 2005. Sahlender bent over a large metal bowl, mixing the flour, shortening, salt, sugar and water, working it until it "felt right" in his hands.
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