April 05, 2009

Do you have the million dollar recipe?

The 44th Pillsbury Bake-Off Contest is open for entries and looking for the next $1 million recipe... all it takes is one simple idea!


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At the 43rd Pillsbury Bake-Off Contest in 2008, Carolyn Gurtz walked away with the million-dollar grand prize for her Double-Delight
Peanut Butter Cookies! This wife, mother and grandmother with a passion for baking was introduced to cooking at age seven and she hasn't stopped since then. One contest judge stated that Carolyn's recipe was "a new twist on an old classic." Other judges called out its simplicity and approachability and described it as a delightful taste that combines two classic cookies - a snickerdoodle and a peanut butter cookie.

Anna Ginsberg, a stay-at-home mom who you might know from her blog, Cookie Madness, earned the $1 million prize for her Baked Chicken and Spinach Stuffing in the 42nd Pillsbury Bake-Off Contest. At the 2004 competition, the 41st Contest, former librarian Suzanne Conrad wrote her own page in history by capturing the top prize with her Oats 'n Honey Granola Pie recipe. Inspired by pecan pie, Conrad adapted a family-favorite pie and caught the judges' attention with its wonderful flavor and simple preparation.

All it takes is one easy and delicious recipe idea, so we hope you let your readers, friends and family know that it's time to get creative in the kitchen for their chance at a million! One hundred finalists will win a trip to the finals, April 11 - 13, 2010, at the Waldorf-Astoria Orlando and Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek hotel in Florida. Pillsbury is looking for original recipes that taste and look delicious, are easy to prepare and that families across America will love to eat. There are four recipe categories - Breakfast & Brunches, Entertaining Appetizers, Dinner Made Easy and Sweet Treats. Entries are being accepted online between now and April 20th, 2009, at www.bakeoff.com. You'll also find contest details, including eligible products, prizes and the official rules, at the web site. Check out this video featuring former grand prize winner Carolyn Gurtz and hear from the Pillsbury Bake-Off® Kitchens Manager too!

10 comments:

  1. Ooo, thanks for letting me know!!

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  2. I saw this and thought it sounded like fun!

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  3. I have been trying to think up an award winning recipe, but it hasn't come to me yet.

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  4. Are you going to enter? You should! I have been entering contests for a few years and it is so much fun. It you want more information on contests, send me an email. Good luck!

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  5. I've been working on a recipe! It'll be my first food contest entry ever. It's not quite perfect, but I think one more small tweak and I'll send it in. Are you entering?

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  6. I have always wanted to try a contest, but don't feel that I have what it takes. I want my sister to enter-she is uber creative. I should send her this link!

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  7. hmmm like Tamilyn, I have always wanted to enter a contest as well but they can seem very intimidating. I have seen all of those contest shows on food network and it looks hard and lots of pressure going on.

    You should enter since you make a lot of great baked goods :)

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  8. Oh it sounds fun... now I need to figure out a recipe.

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  9. I thought about that, but then thought my stuff might be too funky. But then someone said funky is good here, as I always thought they wanted old-fashioned type stuff.
    Are you entering? Which category?

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