Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Pillsbury Bake-Off Winner Will Be Announced Today!

Well, it's finally here. The Superbowl for contest cooks. Pillsbury will announce the $1 Million winner of the 44th Pillsbury Bake-Off Contest. They did things a bit differently this year. The category winners were chosen on Monday, April 12th. The finalists were all flown to Chicago to appear on The Oprah Winfrey Show where the $1 Million Dollars will be awarded live. Here are a list of the finalist and the names of their recipes:

BREAKFAST AND BRUNCHES: Tomato-Basil Eggs Alfredo in Bread Baskets from Niki Plourde Gardner, MA

DINNER MADE EASY: Zesty Lime- Fish Tacos from Kellie White St. Louis, MO

ENTERTAINING APPETIZERS: Salmon Pecan-Crusted Tartlets from Evelyn Henderson Roseville, CA

SWEET TREATS: Mini Ice Cream Cookie Cups from Sue Compton Delanco, NJ

These category winners wowed the judges... each receives $5,000 and a GE Profile™ Induction Free-Standing Range. One of these category winners will be named the $1 Million winner.

Be sure to tune in to Oprah today to find out who wins. As a previous finalist, I personally know what an incredible time these finalist are having and just how nervous they are right now. Enjoy the moment! you will never forget a second of this journey! It was definitely the time of my life. Pillsbury has a way of throwing an incredible party.

They never forget the previous finalists either. I received a Fed-Ex package this morning with an apron, a hot pad, a cookbook of all the finalist recipes, and lots of goodies from the sponsors. While they know those of us who didn't make the cut will be sobbing softly when the winner is announced, they made sure we were a part of the fun. Thanks Pillsbury!

Good Luck to the finalists and bring home the gold!

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