Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Good to Go

Agave Sangria

Summertime means more time outdoors and on the road. But that doesn't mean leaving your favorite homemade treats at home. As the weather warms up, we're ready to roll with no-fail recipes and tips for potlucks, picnics, car trips, and summer bake sales. For more advice about roadworthy cooking and baking, read our Baker's Profile of Mary Wilcox, "professional vagabond" extraordinaire!

Baker's Profile

Mary Wilcox

Mary Wilcox

For most people, a love of travel and a love of baking might be mutually exclusive. But not for Mary Wilcox. Since 2000, she and her husband, George, have been "professional vagabonds"—that's what it says on their business cards—who crisscross North America year-round in a 36-foot 1998 Alpine motor coach with nearly 155,000 miles on the odometer. The RV is spacious and comfortable, but that's not why Mary chose it. Her reason: "It has the best kitchen we have ever seen in a motor home."

In the News

How Bake Sales End Hunger

Great American Bake Sale
Over the years, as proud partners of Share Our Strength's Great American Bake Sale (GABS) and No Kid Hungry programs, we've profiled bake-sale participants, celebrated success stories, and shared our readers' creative ideas. This year we look at Share Our Strength from a different angle: After the bake sales are finished and the receipts tallied, where does the money go? How do the funds help end childhood hunger?
Here are two answers, one from a coastal California town and the other from New York City.