You Be The Judge Of The 44th Pillsbury Bake-Off Contest AND giveaway

by Valerie, Mom Knows It All

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Back in March I wrote about the 44th Pillsbury Bake-Off® Contest. All of the entries are in and Pillsbury is asking for our help in determining the winner. That’s right, Pillsbury wants YOU to be the judge. This is the first time in the history of the contest that Pillsbury is using input from the public to help determine 10 of the final 100 recipes competing for the $1 million grand prize!

To participate, Pillsbury is asking that you watch a brief video from Jann Atkins, Bake-Off Kitchens assistant manager, who provides some tips for evaluating a recipe. Then register as a member of www.pillsbury.com and you’re ready to vote. The judges selected 20 recipes and split them into pairs. Each pair will be displayed on the site for two weeks so that members can vote for their favorite recipe from that pair. The recipe from each pair that wins the most votes will proceed to the final competition, held April 11-13, 2010 in Orlando, Florida. Choose carefully because voting is limited to one vote per person per each pair of recipes. The first pair of recipes was posted on May 14, 2009 and a new pair of recipes will be posted every two weeks (namely, May 28, June 11, June 25, July 9, July 23, August 6, August 20, September 3 and September 17, 2009). The voting period for the tenth and final pair of recipes will close at 11:59AM CDT on October 1, 2009. Visit www.bakeoff.com for the official rules.

WIN IT!

Two winners will each receive a prize pack featuring a magazine of past Bake-Off® recipes and a Pillsbury Doughboy giggle doll.

HOW TO ENTER. (MANDATORY)

To enter leave a comment on this post telling me what you think makes a winning recipe.

BONUS ENTRIES – LOTS OF THEM!

1 – Subscribe to my RSS feed.
1 – Follow me on Twitter AND leave your Twitter name here.
1 – Tweet this giveaway.
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1 – Blog about this giveaway, including a link here.
1 – Place my button on your blog.
1 – Visit  HereAndThere.US (my Mom) and leave a comment on any post (except a giveaway post) there. Then return here and leave a comment on this post telling me one thing you read or learned on my Mom’s blog. (That’s two comments you need to leave for this bonus entry, one there and one here.) Unlimited entries for this method of entry.

Leave an additional comment for each entry you qualify for. You must have completed the first entry according to the instructions to be eligible for any bonus entries.

THE SMALL PRINT.

US addresses only please. This contest will end on Friday 06/19/09 at 11:59 pm est.  If you’ve entered any of my giveaways before then you know that only comments containing all of the requested information will be eligible for entry. The winner must contact me to confirm they wish to receive the prize within two days of my email notifying them they’ve won.  Good luck to everyone! Members of my own family are not eligible to win but are still welcome to leave a comment.

29 comments

corrin June 13, 2009 - 12:31 pm

Since my life is full of recipe testing and food photo shoots (it’s what I do for a living – I’m not just a hungry chubby girl) I’ve found that simple directions and consistent results are musts for a winning recipe. You want a go-to recipe that’s delicious every time!

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checkers June 14, 2009 - 10:21 am

Unique ingredients and the finished products taste.
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checkers June 14, 2009 - 10:21 am

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judy brittle June 14, 2009 - 12:25 pm

First it has to be original,with ease of directions and a good mix of ingredients. It has to look appetizing and finally it does have to taste good. Thank you!

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judy brittle June 14, 2009 - 12:26 pm

I’m a subscriber.

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judy brittle June 14, 2009 - 12:27 pm

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Danetta June 14, 2009 - 6:03 pm

I think a winning recipe is one that is easy to follow and uses common easy to obtain ingredients.

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Danetta June 14, 2009 - 6:03 pm

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Jo June 15, 2009 - 8:41 am

I think a recipe that is not too complicated but great in taste is a winning recipe
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Tiffani June 15, 2009 - 3:44 pm

It has to have ingredients that are easily accesible and be pretty quick to prepare.

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ilja June 16, 2009 - 12:50 am

If its your original recipe and you add some ingredients that your grandparents used when they baked something!

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ilja June 16, 2009 - 12:54 am

I subscribed to your RSS feed.

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ilja June 16, 2009 - 12:57 am

I follow you on Twitter!

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Money Savin' Momma June 16, 2009 - 10:07 am

a winning recipe is one that has wide appeal to many types of people. classic recipes, ones that everyone loves, with a new twist

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Michele Vaughn June 16, 2009 - 8:13 pm

I think that a winning recipe should be very original, with a unique mix of ingredients that play off of each other as the flavors blast in your mouth. It should have good appetizing color that pops when you see it. Just makes you want to eat it all yourself!! Last the directions should be easy so that anyone can make it and it will come out just as if you came to their house to make it for them. That’s what I think a winning recipe is.

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Lethea Benson June 17, 2009 - 10:24 pm

A winning recipe should have easy to find ingredients, clear directions, easy preparation and be delicious!

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Ann Warren June 18, 2009 - 4:15 pm

A good recipe starts with easy to get ingredients. It must be easy to follow directions, and easy preperation. Also it must taste good!!

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Janet F June 18, 2009 - 9:26 pm

I think easy to find ingredients and easy to follow directions make a winning recipe.

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Janet F June 18, 2009 - 9:27 pm

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renee June 19, 2009 - 10:41 am

A winning recipe has to be easy and relatively quick to make, as well as tasty and generally nutritious for my family.

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K. C. June 20, 2009 - 10:05 pm

Most important it has to taste good! But it also has to be relatively easy to make without too many ingredients.

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