Category Archives: Contests

Belkin Cabinet Tablet Mount giveaway! (closed)

If you’ve brought your tablet into the kitchen, chances are good that you’ve gotten a smudge of batter, a bit of dough or a dusting of flour on it. I recently picked up a nifty Belkin Cabinet Tablet Mount and found that keeping my iPad up off the counter keeps it much cleaner – and it is much easier to read when it is up at eye ... Read More »

The 2012 Rodelle Challenge

Rodelle Challenge

We have all had disasters in the kitchen before. Whether you added salt to a batch of cookies instead of sugar, stepped away from the stove to answer the phone and ended up with kitchen full of smoke, or discovered too late that your cousin put a frozen turkey into the oven for Thanksgiving dinner without defrosting it first, something as gone wrong at least ... Read More »

Baking Bites on a Foodie Road Trip in #weekwithILX

Nicole and Acura ILC

If someone handed you the keys to a car, told you to take few days off and go for a drive, where would you go? Your answer to this question depends a little bit on where you live and what is around you, as some people might want to spend some time visiting family and friends nearby and some might want to leave town for ... Read More »

Judging the 2012 Ghirardelli Chocolate Championships

Contest Winners

The LA County Fair has been going on for the past few weeks here in Southern California. It is the largest county fair in the US, with nearly 1.5 million visiting the fairgrounds during its one month run. You’ll find all kinds of games, rides and attractions, as well as 22 different cooking contests where home chefs and bakers can put their skills up to ... Read More »

Rocket Pop Mold Giveaway!

Tovolo Rocket Pop Molds

Popsicles are a wonderful summertime treat, and while it is entirely possible to make popsicles without a mold and get great results, it’s always a little bit more fun to have some neat molds for making ice pops. There are all kinds of popsicle molds out there – both in very plain and more elaborate designs – but one of my favorite molds are in ... Read More »

Threadcakes Cake Contest 2012

Threadcakes 2011 2nd Place Winner

Are you inspired by all those TV shows where bakers and pastry chefs create works of art from cake, rice krispy treats and fondant? Are you a fan of the all the nifty, user-submitted designs on the tee’s at Threadless? If so, than the Threadcakes Cake Contest is for you! For the last three years, I’ve had the opportunity to be one of the judges ... Read More »

Nordicware Heritage Bundt Pan Giveaway!

One of my favorite bundt pans in my collection is my Nordicware Heritage Bundt Pan, which features a lovely spiral design with deep ridges that bakes very dramatic cakes. Like other Nordicware pans, this one is made of heavy duty cast aluminum and features a nonstick finish inside that helps the cake pop out easily every time you bake with it. It makes a wonderful ... Read More »

Countdown to 45th Pillsbury Bake-Off

Pillsbury Bake-Off

There are just a few short days left before the 45th Pillsbury Bake-Off will be held in Orlando, Florida. This contest is the biggest, longest-running cooking contest in the US and offers finalists a chance at a huge prize: $1 million dollars. The contest is so popular that what was once an annual event now takes two years to organize because there are so many ... Read More »

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