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Pillsbury Bake-Off Giveaway

by Laura

Calling all home cooks! Do you have a million dollar recipe idea? The 45th Pillsbury Bake-Off® Contest is open for entries and one simple recipe idea could help you take home the dough!

Pillsbury is looking for original recipes that taste and look delicious, are easy to prepare and that families across America will love to eat. Consumers can submit recipes in one of four recipe categories:

  • The Breakfast & Brunches category includes casual brunch or weekend family breakfast ideas. For example, sweet rolls, pull-aparts, pastries, breakfast breads, egg dishes or breakfast sandwiches.
  • In the Entertaining Appetizers category, entrants can submit appetizers and snacks to serve at casual gatherings with family and friends or for holiday entertaining. For example, bite size appetizers, tartlets, pinwheels, puffs, bruschetta or focaccia.
  • The Dinner Made EasyTM category encourages home cooks to create easy-to-prepare main dishes that will delight your family. For example, pizzas, calzones, sandwiches, foldovers, casseroles, chilis, soups or savory pies.
  • Quick and easy treats for anytime celebrations can be entered into the Sweet Treats category. For example, cookies, pies, tarts, brownies or bars.

Entries are being accepted online between now and April 18, 2011, at www.bakeoff.com. One hundred lucky finalists will compete for a chance at the grand prize during the contest finals, which take place March 25-27, 2012 at the Peabody Orlando Hotel in Florida.   Yep, it will be a whole year away.  You´ll also find contest details, including eligible products, prizes and the official rules, on the web site.
The recipes will be judged for 1) taste, 2) appearance, 3) creativity and 4) consumer appeal. All entries must meet the requirements of the recipe category and appropriately use two of the eligible products in at least the quantity specified.
Sue Compton of Delanco, N.J. was named the grand prize winner of the 44th Pillsbury Bake-Off® Contest in 2010 for her original Mini Ice Cream Cookie Cups recipe. 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. At the 2006 competition, the 42nd Contest, 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.

I have a few recipes up my sleeve that I need to just try out and then submit.  To give you some inspiration, I have a Pillsbury Bake-Off® gift pack to giveaway.  It includes a Pillsbury Bake-Off® apron, recipe book and pen. I also received a prize pack and have book marked many of the recipes in the book.  It is full of 100 recipes that were submitted previously for the contest.
To enter, leave a comment telling me what you think goes into coming up with a winning recipe.  You have until Monday February 28 at 10 pm (MST) to enter.
The prize pack, information and giveaway were all provided by Pillsbury through MyBlogSpark.

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47 comments

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Hailey W. February 28, 2011 - 8:59 pm

I think youre going to need creativity, and originality. It will have to look good too!

Tammy February 28, 2011 - 5:32 pm

A winning recipe should be full of love, If it is made with love then all else will follow!

Raven In A Blue Room February 27, 2011 - 5:25 pm

I think unique flavor combinations can bring a recipe very far in the contest
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Ruth Hill February 27, 2011 - 1:16 pm

I think to win you need to be original, creative, and try to use something in a different way than it is normally used. You also need a lot of performance.

sophia February 26, 2011 - 10:55 am

Imagination & flavor.

Kim February 26, 2011 - 7:52 am

It has to be easy to make and taste great..and use the required Pillsbury products, of course.

Kelly S. February 25, 2011 - 7:07 pm

I think it takes a lot of creativity to create something that looks and tastes great and that is an original idea.

Coralie February 25, 2011 - 2:17 pm

I’d say alot of creativity and a family willing to try new things! =) For the recipe itself…it would have to be fairly easy and (I’d have to agree with another post) have butter!

Manda February 25, 2011 - 12:46 pm

I think a winning recipe needs to be something everyone can enjoy. NOTHING SPICY! lol
Thanks for the chance to win this!
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Sarah S February 25, 2011 - 6:08 am

I think taste and ease of the recipe is what makes it a winning recipe

Sharon February 24, 2011 - 8:18 pm

I think taste would be most important–it should be something that tastes great. It should also be easy to prepare using readily available ingredients. Being healthy and nutritious would also be a good idea!

Michele P. February 24, 2011 - 6:57 pm

ease of preparation, visual appeal, and taste. Plus, it has to be unique-something has to stand out and make it different. It may be a new twist to an old recipe, or an exotic fruit or veggie instead of the regularly used ones…

Donna February 24, 2011 - 6:28 pm

I would think it would need to be easy to prepare, common ingredients, but unique.

The Royal Cook February 24, 2011 - 3:53 pm

Simplicity and being kid friendly. 🙂

Elizabeth February 24, 2011 - 3:08 pm

A winning recipe needs to be simple. It needs to have ingredients that are readily available and it needs to taste and look great!

Jesy February 24, 2011 - 3:03 pm

Creativity and practice

Dawn February 24, 2011 - 1:54 pm

It’s really hard to come up with an original, at least for me! I am trying and still have a few ideas to try out. The recipe will have to be easy, yummy and most of all, get a thumbs up from my family!

Marikay February 24, 2011 - 1:18 pm

Using everyday ingredients in a new, and delicious, way!

Rhondi February 24, 2011 - 12:35 pm

A recipe that is easy, accessible, and tastes great!

Katie February 24, 2011 - 12:35 pm

Something that is ordinary but with a twist.

Aurelia February 24, 2011 - 12:33 pm

A spark of unexpected creativity. Thanks for the giveaway.

Amy February 24, 2011 - 12:16 pm

A true winner for me would be something with regular everyday ingredients that I already have in the pantry and is fairly easy to make.

Debbie P February 24, 2011 - 12:00 pm

A winning recipe has to have ingredients that any average person would have in their pantry, and yet have a special something that sets it apart from the other recipes.

april vereb February 24, 2011 - 11:52 am

I think it needs to be tasty, as well as LOOK presentable, and have an originality about it!

Chris M. February 24, 2011 - 11:41 am

Items that don’t cost an arm and a leg to buy in order to produce a great dish

Rita February 24, 2011 - 11:20 am

A quick and easy recipe that can be made from mostly pantry items.

Becky B February 24, 2011 - 10:34 am

I’ve actually been working on coming up with recipes for the bake-off. I’ve found that even when you think you are super creative you can google your idea and someone might have already thought of it. So you need to be as original as possible.

Mary February 24, 2011 - 10:32 am

Something easily made that combines familiar ingredients in a new way – I would think. But I wouldn’t make a good judge ~ I’d always vote for the chocolate things. 🙂

Cyndy February 24, 2011 - 9:42 am

Easy to fix and yet, still WOW everyone.

Annie February 24, 2011 - 9:39 am

I think that it would be simple to make, but look like you took forever to do it 🙂

Chris February 24, 2011 - 9:30 am

I can’t imagine coming up with an original recipe. I do love to collect and try recipes. I look for quick and easy with a depth of flavor.

Janie February 24, 2011 - 9:26 am

an easy peasy great idea!

Dezi A February 24, 2011 - 9:08 am

Oh gosh, I have no idea. I can’t even imagine coming up w/ an original recipe. But I imagine a lot of testing and repeating the recipe is necessary. 🙂

Heather February 24, 2011 - 9:00 am

Love the cheese comment! I also think it needs to be easy and original.

Merideth Tipps February 24, 2011 - 8:48 am

A winning recipe must be easy, healthy and visually appealing.

Brooke February 24, 2011 - 8:12 am

I think Originality is important. So many of those recipes win because they are DIFFERENT than your typical recipe using a Pillsbury product

Shannon W February 24, 2011 - 7:56 am

All a recipe needs is cheese and I’m on board!

Shannon W February 24, 2011 - 7:56 am

All a recipe needs is cheese and I’m on board!

Tara February 24, 2011 - 7:17 am

I think this year’s winning recipe will use colorful ingredients, like a veggie pizza or something.

Tara February 24, 2011 - 7:17 am

I think this year’s winning recipe will use colorful ingredients, like a veggie pizza or something.

F. Plvan February 24, 2011 - 7:04 am

The winning recipe needs to be fast and easily prepared with ingredients you’d have in your pantry.
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F. Plvan February 24, 2011 - 7:04 am

The winning recipe needs to be fast and easily prepared with ingredients you’d have in your pantry.
F. Plvan
[email protected]

Ted February 24, 2011 - 6:47 am

Easy
Tastes Great
Looks Good

Ted February 24, 2011 - 6:47 am

Easy
Tastes Great
Looks Good

Chelsea R February 24, 2011 - 6:29 am

A winning recipe must have BUTTER! Just ask Julia Childs!

Chelsea R February 24, 2011 - 6:29 am

A winning recipe must have BUTTER! Just ask Julia Childs!

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