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Old 07-05-2014, 06:19 AM
 
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Just curious if any members here have won any cooking or baking or any such type of contests? If so I would love to hear all about what type of contest it was, what you submitted, where you placed and what you won.

This can be anything from your local county fair to the Pillsbury Bake-Off and anything in between! This could include Gingerbread houses or things made with food or cookbook submissions also.
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Old 07-05-2014, 12:48 PM
 
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Not yet but I really want to try one. I may do the state fair in October.
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Old 07-05-2014, 01:52 PM
 
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No, but in high school I won the Betty Crocker Homemaker of Tomorrow award, much to my mother's puzzlement, since I failed Home Ec. I couldn't sew to save my life. The award was based on a written test though, and it was all common sense for anybody who knew their way around a kitchen.
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Old 07-05-2014, 07:18 PM
 
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oh yes, many

in the 80's I won a MR PIG pig roast contest

in the 90's i won a lobster cooking and eating contest,i ate ten lobsters in 10minutes

recently I won the coveted poachers award, for best venison (bambi) balls

ill stop there, I am a public figure in these parts and want to remain anonymous
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Old 07-05-2014, 07:27 PM
 
Location: Richardson, TX
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I won an online recipe contest years ago held by the Avocado Counsel (or whatever they are truly called ).

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Old 07-05-2014, 07:30 PM
 
Location: Alaska
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I won an online recipe contest years ago held by the Avocado Counsel (or whatever they are truly called )
I love avocados! Have you posted the recipe on the Forum?
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Old 07-05-2014, 08:37 PM
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I didn't get a trophy or anything, but my local home brew store paraded me for my meade (honey wine) recipe.
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Old 07-05-2014, 08:52 PM
 
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I have an original vegetarian chili recipe that I have entered in two cooking competitions. I won grand prize in one and won the category in the other.

The first cooking competition I ever entered was sponsored by the city newspaper. I entered a cottage cheese pizza and won the main dish category. The newspaper published a cookbook with all the recipes and I tried most of them. Some of the recipes became my "go-to" favorites that I still use.
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Old 07-05-2014, 09:08 PM
 
Location: Richardson, TX
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I love avocados! Have you posted the recipe on the Forum?
It's very simple - not really a recipe, so much as a concept! I'll write it out as well as I remember.

You want a "perfect" avocado for this.

I called it Avocados on the Half Shell.

Cut an avocado in half, do not remove peel.

Use a fork to mash up an ounce or two of gorgonzola (or your favorite bleu cheese) in a small saucer or bowl with a little rice wine vinegar. Use just enough vinegar to make a very sharp, very runny dressing.

Pour it into the avocado halves and eat with a spoon for lunch in the summer. Invite a friend, because half is probably enough.

The buttery richness of the avocado balances the pungent dressing.

I haven't made this in a while! I know what I need to put on my grocery list now.
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Old 07-05-2014, 09:13 PM
 
Location: Alaska
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Thanks! I love Gorgonzola, Bleu cheese and avocados - a winning combination.
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