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44th Pillsbury Bake-off open to entries

Pillsbury Bake-offPillsbury just opened to entries for their 44th Pillsbury Bake-off! The cooking contest is one where home cooks can submit their recipes in one of four categories for a chance to win a grand prize of 1 million dollars. It’s the biggest cooking contest in the country and one of the longest running, as this year marks the contest’s 60th anniversary. The first Bake-Off was held in 1949 and the contest is so popular these days that it is held only every other year to give organizers a chance to get through every single entry.

Last year, I had the opportunity to attend the Bake-Off Finals in Dallas, TX and it was an amazing experience. The majority of the cooks were very experienced and, even though this is a contest that features some packaged ingredients, many of them cooked everything from scratch at home – some even cooked exclusively (even when developing their contest recipes) from their own organic gardens.  The winning recipe was for Double Delight Peanut Butter Cookies. Three years ago, in the 42nd annual Bake Off, Anna from Cookie Madness took home the grand prize with a stuffed chicken recipe.

Entries will be accepted at Bakeoff.com from now until April 20th, 2009. You must include two qualifying products in your recipe, but the rest is up to you. The categories are: Breakfast and Brunches, Entertaining Appetizers, Dinner Made Easy and Sweet Treats. So, flex your culinary muscles and come up with something amazing. At worst, you’ll have some fun and come up with some tasty dishes. At best, you could be the one who walks away with the grand prize during the 2010 finals in Orlando, FL!

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  • Kari
    January 9, 2009

    I was looking at the rules, and it says each recipe can only be submitted once, but I didn’t see a one-entry-per-person rule. Am I missing that? Could a person enter one recipe for breakfast and brunch category and a different recipe for the desserts?

  • Nicole
    January 9, 2009

    Kari – Each person can enter one recipe per category, but you can submit a recipe for each category, so there is a maximum of 4 recipes per person. Each recipe can only be entered in one category, no cross-entering in – for instance – Breakfast and Sweet Treats.

  • barbara saucke
    April 24, 2009

    how do i know if my entry was recieved? i submitted a double decker fruit tart. thanks for checking. barb saucke

  • 2009 Ford Mustang
    October 22, 2009

    Is there a new bake-off event again this year? Is it in Orlando or is that one only for those who qualified in 2009?

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