Carroll Pellegrinelli

Carroll Pellegrinelli at National Pie Championships April 2011 Photo (c) by Carroll Pellegrinelli
The American Pie Council Crisco National Pie Championships. Photo (c) by Carroll Pellegrinelli

  • Baking and dessert expert
  • Personal chef and caterer
  • Author of a book featuring a culinary tour of New Orleans


Carroll Pellegrinelli is a former writer for The Spruce, contributing recipes and articles for almost 19 years. She has been creaming butter and sugar since she was tall enough to reach the kitchen counter. As an adult, she and her husband owned and operated a successful catering and personal chef service.

Awards and Publications

Carroll Pellegrinelli is the author of " Travel With the Lee Girls as They Shop and Eat Their Way Through the South: New Orleans and the French Quarter." She also co-chaired and edited a community cookbook.

There are two mystery novels feature her recipes, "Scones and Bones, a Tea Shop Mystery" by Laura Childs, and "Murder Takes the Cake," by Gayle Trent.

Her cookbook reviews are featured on the backs of "101 Recipes for Gluten-Free Microwave Mug Cakes" by Stacey J. Miller and "Baking with Friends: Recipes, Tips and Fun Facts for Teaching Kids to Bake" by Charlene Patton and Sharon Davis.

She also served as a judge at The American Pie Council Crisco National Pie Championships in Celebration, Florida.

Expertise: baking, dessert

About The Spruce

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