Pillsbury 44th Bakeoff Contest
Anyone who knows me knows that my name is neither Julia Childs nor Rachael Ray. I may love to eat, but I do not love to cook. I wish I did though. A while back, right after hubby, painted the whole house inside and out, I decided to do something special for him like cook him dinner. Anyway I forgot what was on the stove and burned the kitchen. The house was a mess with the soot and smoke. Did you know that the winner of the 44th Pillsbury Bake-Off Contest will receive $1,000,000, a GE Profile Induction Free-Standing Range and a choice of $7,000 in additional GE Profile kitchen appliances?? I could use a new kitchen. I could use the money too. I won’t be entering; however, Pillsbury really does want to hear from you.
Do you have simple, delicious to taste recipe in one of these four categories: Breakfast & Brunches, Entertaining Appetizers, Dinner Made Easy, or Sweet Treats? If you do, you really should enter this competition. Your recipe must be original, easy to follow, appealing to the eye, and be what America wants to eat. It must have as one of its ingredients a Pillsbury brand product. Flavor is a must. Creativity counts. Don’t sell yourself short.
Enter your original recipe that uses two or more different eligible products. The varieties and sizes listed on the website are the only eligible products so plan and shop accordingly. The items are ordinary things that you’ve probably used before or have in your pantry now, such as Pillsbury brownies, Pillsbury refrigerated biscuits, Green Giant frozen vegetables and Land O Lakes butter.
So go through your own stack of recipes and even the ones passed on to you by grandma. Kitchens have changed a lot over the years. With today’s modern appliances, they are more cook and cooking friendly. Experiment a little and you may outdo even yourself. Remember Pillsbury is looking for real food not haut cuisine, gourmet fair. Past years’ winning recipes include double delight peanut butter cookies ( a cross between a snickerdoodle and a peanut butter cookie), baked chicken with spinach stuffing, an an oats and honey granola pie.
You will find contest details, eligible products, prizes, and rules at the website www.bakeoff.com.? Entries will be accepted on line between now and April 20, 2009. Judges will choose 100 finalists and send them to the Waldorf-Astoria and the Hilton Bonnet Creek, Orlando, Florida (both properties are in the center of the Walt Disney World resorts April 11-13, 2010 for taste tests.