Photo: Courtesy of The Pillsbury Bake-Off
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While clipping coupons, Sue Compton sees a Pillsbury Bake-Off ad and senses fate. Inventing by instinct ("I just let my mind relax, not knowing what was next"), she makes a single batch of Mini Ice Cream Cookie Cups, submits her recipe—and the Doughboy forks over $1 million. Sweet!
From the August 2011 issue of O, The Oprah Magazine.