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47th Pillsbury Bake-Off Open to Entries

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When it was founded, the Pillsbury Bake-Off took place every year. For many years, the Pillsbury Bake-Off has been operating on a bi-annual scheduled due to the amount of entries that are received and the amount of time that it takes the Bake-Off’s full-time staff to test and evaluate those entries. The contest is the largest and most famous baking contest out there, with a ... Read More »

Hershey’s Spreads Gift Pack Giveaway! (closed)

Hershey's Spreads

Over the last couple of weeks, I’ve been eating my way through a few jars of the new Hershey’s Spreads, a line of creamy, spreadable chocolate products and that are similar to Nutella but are available in a wider variety of flavors. Hershey’s Spreads come in three flavors: Chocolate, Chocolate with Almonds and Chocolate with Hazelnuts. Each of the spreads has its own distinct flavor, though they share ... Read More »

Rodelle Gourmet Baking Set Giveaway! (closed)

Rodelle Baking Set

Even if you don’t bake much the rest of the year, you probably do some baking around the holidays. The weather is cold, the atmosphere is festive and all the pieces required to bake a batch of Christmas cookies or dig out grandma’s signature pie recipe just seem to fall into place. I do a lot of extra baking during the holidays and always stock ... Read More »

Celebrate More Holiday Pillsbury Baking Giveaway! (closed)

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More people bake during the holiday season than any other time of year. Not only does cold weather mean that it’s nice to have the oven on, heating up the kitchen, but there are all kinds of parties and get-togethers to celebrate – and often celebrating means sharing homemade baked goods. I bake all year long and it always seems a little bit more special ... Read More »

Rodelle Baking Basics Gift Pack Giveaway! (closed)

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There are some staples that should always be in a baker’s pantry: flour, sugar, eggs, butter, vanilla extract and cocoa powder. Some lists leave out the last two, or only include them as extras, but I use vanilla and cocoa powder almost every single day and my kitchen is never without them. I don’t want your kitchen to be without them, either, which is why ... Read More »

Celebrate More Fall Pillsbury Baking Giveaway! (closed)

Pillsbury Fall Giveaway

Fall is the start of baking season for many of us. As the weather gets cooler and the holidays approach, we are inspired to turn on our ovens and get out our spices. Even cake and cookie mixes can get into the fall spirit, and new Pillsbury® seasonal Caramel Apple and Pumpkin mixes are the perfect example. They have seasonal flavors that fit in perfectly ... Read More »

5 Tips for Baking Contest Entrants from a Judge

Nicole and Leslie Judge

I love judging baking and cooking contests. They’re always exciting events, because everyone who attends is psyched up for the competition. Most contests don’t have MasterChef-style elimination rounds built into them, so the competitors tend to be friendly and supportive of one another, even if they all think that their recipe is the best. But I do see some of the same things over and ... Read More »

A Brownie Mishap and a Giveaway! (closed)

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Brownies are probably the most difficult baked good to determine the doneness of. They’re very dark in color, so you can’t look for tell-tale signs of browning. Most recipes are also intended to produce brownies that are fudgy and they’re supposed to be very moist in the center even when they are ready. Brownies are also very easy to make and are the kind of ... Read More »

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