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Celebs Scout Out Favorite Recipes

By Rick Bonino Food Editor

These days, there are more mothers in law and politics, and sports, and entertainment.

As a Mother’s Day gift, the Girl Scouts Inland Empire Council is offering a cookbook from its sister council in Connecticut called “Recipes for Success.” It features recipes and advice from more than 100 visionary women, including Oprah Winfrey, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Billie Jean King, Helen Gurley Brown and Phyllis Diller (hey, you don’t have to have good taste to make something that tastes good).

The hardcover book costs $18.95. It’s available at the Girl Scouts office, 1402 S. Grand Boulevard; call 747-8091 for information.

Gold ‘n distinguished

“Gold ‘n Delicious,” the cookbook by the Junior League of Spokane, is receiving some national attention. Its Northwest Huckleberry Pie is among five dessert recipes from community cookbooks across the country that are featured in the May issue of McCall’s magazine.

The book is another tasteful gift idea, and proceeds go to local charities. Look for it at bookstores and specialty shops, or call the Junior League at 328-2166.

Checkout checks

Speaking of charitable causes, Rosauers supermarkets will donate a portion of their sales Thursday to the American Cancer Society, with “Celebrity Baggers” on hand from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. (If you happen to spot Phyllis Diller, let us know.)

Contest call

More upcoming recipe contests:

Louis Rich “It’s My Sandwich” Contest: For creative sandwich recipes using Louis Rich lunch meats. Grand prize: Cape Cod vacation rental for the 1998 summer season, or $15,000. Entry deadline: May 30. For rules, send a self-addressed, stamped (except for Washington residents) envelope to P.O. Box 4184, Blair, NE 68009-4184.

Craneberry’s Cranberry Lovers Recipe Contest: For recipes using Craneberry’s dried cranberries (proof of purchase required). Grand prize: Weekend in Oregon for the fall cranberry harvest and $500 cash. Entry deadline: May 31. For rules, send a stamped, self-addressed envelope to 606 NE 20th Ave., Portland, OR 97232.

Land O’Lakes “America’s BestKept Flavor Secret” Contest: Essay contest to describe your best-kept recipe secret. Grand prize: Dinner for up to 120 guests at a restaurant of your choice (up to $7,500 value). Entry deadline: June 2. For rules, write to 8400 Normandale Lake Boulevard, Suite 500, Minneapolis, MN 55437-1080, or fax to (612) 831-8241. (A pound of butter will be donated to Second Harvest for each entry.)

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We’re always looking for fresh food news. Write to: The Fresh Sheet, Features Department, The Spokesman-Review, P.O. Box 2160, Spokane, WA 99210. Call 459-5446; fax 459-5098.

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