Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Fav Things: Recipe Contests

Recipe contests seem so exciting and fun! I have only entered 2 in my life - but my blogging alter-ego SCATE would be a full-time recipe tester and contest enterer. I love contests and events - from running a 10k to taking standardized tests - it's part competition part an event that has a beginning and end.

Since this blog is written by SCATE - some research was done on upcoming recipe contests that will become the object of dreaming and planning.

So - share with the world. Are you a player? Do you have other favorite contests that you are willing to share? I've updated with Scate's thoughts and participation.

Better Homes and Garden: Monthly Contest, win up to $400

Contessa's Breakfast Recipe Contest: Deadline May 1st, win up to $250

Cooking Light Ultimate Reader Recipe Contest: Scate Entered! Grand Prize is $20k!, deadline May 25th

Canned Sweet Potato Recipe Contest: deadline is June 1st, grand prize $1k. This just sounds fun and silly.

Eating Well Holiday Cookie Recipes: deadline June 1st, chance to get published in the December edition of Eating Well and win $2k shopping spree at Cooking.com. I do love holiday cookies and already have some mean contenders...

Creative Casseroles for Country Woman: win up to $500, deadline June 1st. Living in the Midwest - i should enter this one. My neighborhood has a Hot Dish Cook-off coming up...

Pillsbury Bake-Off: Scate Entered! Win $1M - thats million... enter by April 20th or just check out great recipes from past winners.

10 comments:

Muneeba said...

Oh neat ... dunno if I'll participate, but some of them look interesting. Are you going to take part in any of these?

Kate said...

Have you entered anything in our great MN State Fair?

Donna-FFW said...

I have tried pillsbury bake off, local newspaper contests, BHG $400 one also, some Taste of Home.. thats about it.. I keep trying no luck so far:)

Tangled Noodle said...

My dreams are much bigger than my skills! For now, I'll settle for trying out the winning recipes but thanks for this great little round-up (in case I gather up enough nerve to actually enter one).

Katherine Aucoin said...

Have you entered any of them. I am nowhere near good enough to enter any of these. I admire the people that do. I cook for fun and relaxation.

Thanks for visiting my blog!

The Blonde Duck said...

Saw you on Katherine's blog and had to pop over to say hi!

Heidi said...

I entered the pillsbury bake off, but I highly doubt they even looked at my entry. It was good, but apparently not what they were looking for. I watched a show on the bake off and they don't even try most of the recipes :( BOO. I just entered a taste of home contest too. I once won a local pie contest though with an apple dumpling pie.

C.G. the Foodie said...

What an awesome list. Thanks!

StickyGooeyCreamyChewy said...

I always say that I'm going to enter recipe contests...and then I chicken out. Sigh...maybe someday... Thanks for posting all of these opportunities, in case I work up my nerve.

The Lucky Mrs. T said...

Thanks for coming by my blog!
I had to stop in and return the favor.

Not only are we both trophy wives (toot that horn!) but, like you, I also love to cook!

Off to read your posts!
Come back over and check mine today. :)