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Ice Cream Gift Pack Giveaway!

Summer is quickly melting away and, while some might say that the season for ice cream is ending, I say that there is no reason to put those ice cream scoops into storage until next year. Ice cream is one food that might be good for cooling off, but it is good all year round. In this spirit, I’m hosting a quick little end-of-summer ice ... Read More »

Judging at the Crisco 2010 National Pie Championships

Nicole taking photos of pie

I love pie, so when I had the opportunity to become a judge at the Crisco 2010 National Pie Championships at the American Pie Council‘s Great American Pie Festival, I jumped at it. This is the biggest pie contest in the country, with categories for commercial pies – such as those you find at grocery store bakeries and in restaurant bakeries, like Kroger and Baker’s ... Read More »

Gold Medal Flour Scratch Baking Contest

Gold Medal Baking Contest

When the Pillsbury Bake-Off started, the recipe contest was all about from-scratch baking. I’ve got old cookbooks from the contest that feature all kinds of yeast breads, cakes and cookies, as well as main dishes. These days, the contest is much bigger – with a huge million dollar prize – but more of the recipes feature ready made ingredients instead of just the flour that ... Read More »

Mini Ice Cream Cookie Cups win the 44th Pillsbury Bake-Off!

The 44th Pillsbury Bake-Off ended yesterday morning, with one lucky baker walking away $1,000,000 richer. Last time around, I was lucky enough to attend the big event and spent some time blogging about it, both about the experience of attending and about what goes into making those recipes so great. The cooks there are talented, and don’t let the fact that there are some required ... Read More »

Win Tickets to the Great American Pie Festival!

Great American Pie Festival!

The Great American Pie Festival is being held next weekend, April 24-25, in Celebration, Florida and it is the place to be for pie lovers. The event is a huge one, held annually, and draws visitors from all over the country who love pie. The event has a couple of highlights. One of these is the Never-Ending Pie Buffet, featuring more than 50,000 slices of ... Read More »

Baking Bites Holiday Cupcake Contest Winners!

Tracycake's Cola Snowglobe Cupcakes

My favorite thing about the Baking Bites Holiday Cupcake Contest is seeing how creative everyone is with their cupcakes and their photography. Every single entry is just mouthwatering – and all of the designs and decorations can easily be recreated in your own kitchen, so I’m sure I’m not alone when I say that they really inspire me to start preparing for next year’s contest! ... Read More »

Threadcakes winners announced!

Byebi, 2nd place 2D cake

The Threadcakes cake-making contest has come to an end, at least for this year. There were a total of 595 entries – meaning that lots of talented bakers put together 595 amazing cakes based on Threadless t-shirt designs! Competition was fierce in both the 2D and 3D cake categories, and while it seems as though creating a two dimensional (a.k.a. flat) cake would be easier, ... Read More »

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