Thursday, February 24, 2011

Pillsbury Bake-Off Information and Giveaway!

It's that time of year when Pillsbury is having their annual Bake-Off!  Read below for the details and when finished, enter to win a prize pack from Pillsbury and myblogspark!


Pillsbury is looking for original recipes that taste and look delicious, are easy to prepare and that families across America will love to eat. Consumers can submit recipes in one of four recipe categories:

  • The Breakfast & Brunches category includes casual brunch or weekend family breakfast ideas. For example, sweet rolls, pull-aparts, pastries, breakfast breads, egg dishes or breakfast sandwiches.
  • In the Entertaining Appetizers category, entrants can submit appetizers and snacks to serve at casual gatherings with family and friends or for holiday entertaining. For example, bite size appetizers, tartlets, pinwheels, puffs, bruschetta or focaccia.
  • The Dinner Made Easy™ category encourages home cooks to create easy-to-prepare main dishes that will delight your family. For example, pizzas, calzones, sandwiches, foldovers, casseroles, chilis, soups or savory pies.
  • Quick and easy treats for anytime celebrations can be entered into the Sweet Treats category. For example, cookies, pies, tarts, brownies or bars.
Entries are being accepted online between now and April 18, 2011, at One hundred lucky finalists will compete for a chance at the grand prize during the contest finals, which take place March 25-27, 2012 at the Peabody Orlando Hotel in Florida. You’ll also find contest details, including eligible products, prizes and the official rules, on the web site.

The recipes will be judged for 1) taste, 2) appearance, 3) creativity and 4) consumer appeal. All entries must meet the requirements of the recipe category and appropriately use two of the eligible products in at least the quantity specified.

Sue Compton of Delanco, N.J. was named the grand prize winner of the 44th Pillsbury Bake-Off®
Contest in 2010 for her original Mini Ice Cream Cookie Cups recipe. At the 43rd Pillsbury Bake-Off® Contest in 2008, Carolyn Gurtz walked away with the million-dollar grand prize for her Double-Delight Peanut Butter Cookies. At the 2006 competition, the 42nd Contest, Anna Ginsberg, a stay-at-home mom who you might know from her blog, Cookie Madness, earned the $1 million prize for her Baked Chicken and Spinach Stuffing.

 Now on to the giveaway!  One of my lucky winners will receive the prize pack pictured below.  The prize pack includes a Pillsbury Doughboy apron, Pillsbury Doughboy pen and Pillsbury Bake-Off 44th Contest 100 Winning Recipes Booklet (all on cards with photos)

Giveaway ends Thursday March 10, 2011 9 pm CST.  Winner will be chosen using and will be given 48 hours to contact me with their information or another winner will be chosen.
Giveaway is open to residents of the United States.

Please leave a separate comment for each means of entry.  Mandatory entry must be done in order for other entries to be counted.  Please include a way for me to contact you in one of the comments.

*Mandatory entry:  Please tell me what your favorite Pillsbury Bake-Off recipe is or what you think goes in to coming up with a winning entry.

Additional ways to enter:  (one comment per entry)

*Post this giveaway on twitter using the hashtag #myblogspark.  Include the link to your tweet in the comment.

*Follow my blog publicly with Google friend connect.

*Subscribe to my blog by email.

*Friend me on facebook.  Click here.

*Follow me on twitter.  Click here.

*Participate in one or both of my weekly linky posts.  I have a linky for squidoo lenses on Thursdays and a giveaways linky on Tuesdays.  This is one entry for each time you participate throughout the giveaway.  Both linky's remain active for a week.

Most of all....have fun and good luck!!

Disclaimer:  Pillsbury provided you with the free product, information, and giveaway through MyBlogSpark.
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