Look what came today: a nice fat envelope from the Pillsbury Bake-Off. As many of you know, I been a finalist in the Pillsbury Bake-Off twice. In 1998, I was able to travel to Orlando for the finals for my Lebanese Pizza recipe. I didn't move forward in the competition, but had a great time. In 2000, I was able to go to San Francisco for my Pesto Crescent Twist with Feta Spread recipe. This time, out of 100 finalists, I finished in the top four, coming home with $10,000. Put the money toward a new car.
Since those competitions, I'm considered a Bake-Off alumna, and they do treat us well! I always get a wonderful packet before every Bake-Off. And usually another packet after it's over. They sent me the 2012 cookbook with all 100 finalists' recipes, a cute little spiral bound Pillsbury cookbook, and a little jar of McCormick cinnamon. Fun stuff.
I've been a finalist in other cooking competitions, too. I've been thinking about writing an e-book to teach how to enter cooking contests - once you know the tricks, it's really not that hard to come up with a recipe that might win some money. Any interest out there?
I got everything on my list done today, except I STILL CAN'T FIND MY KINDLE. :( Hope it turns up soon. The hunt will continue tomorrow.
Every day I seems to experience a "last" here in Birmingham. Tomorrow is my last hair cut - love my stylist!
On the sewing front: nada, nothing, not a stitch. Tomorrow? Maybe? Hopefully?
I am a wife, mother to two daughters, an avid art quilter, cooking contest entrant, and dog lover. My book, FABRIC PHOTO PLAY, AQS, 2005, demonstrates my original technique for making portrait quilts. My second book (with Peggy Rhodes), Quick and Easy Hexie Quilts was recently released.