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Sunday, March 13, 2011

Giveaway: Pillsbury Bake-Off Prize Pack

Through April 18, you can enter an original recipe that tastes and looks great in the 45th Pillsbury Bake-Off Contest at They are looking for recipes in the following 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.

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. Requirements can be found at The grand prize is one million dollars!

I've never entered myself, but I've enjoyed watching past contests on Food Network. I have to say that seeing the people who created the recipes, and how hard they worked on them, has made me more likely to try Pillsbury's recipes.


Pillsbury wants to give one lucky CFO reader will receive a Pillsbury Bake-Off gift pack that includes a Pillsbury Bake-Off apron, recipe book, pen and notepad. To enter, just fill out the form below. Email and RSS subscribers may need to click through to the blog in order to see the form. If you're having trouble with your entry, you can go directly to the published form.

For a second entry, subscribe to CFO via RSS or email and fill out the form again to let me know you've done so. You'll get the latest on CFO delivered right to your favorite feed aggregator or inbox. If you're already a subscriber, just fill out the form to let me know (and thanks!).

For a third entry, follow me on Twitter and tweet about the giveaway. Then fill out the form to let me know you've done so (include the link to your update).

For a fourth entry, blog about the giveaway on your own blog or mention it on Facebook. Then let me know about it by filling out the form again with the link to your post.

You can enter up to four times (one for each type), and you must complete the form once per entry. Only one entry of each type per email address will be counted. I'll select the winner using and announce them here on CFO as well as contact them by email. Winners must respond within 24 hours, otherwise their prize will be forfeited and a new winner will be selected. Additionally, these guidelines apply to all giveaways here at CFO.

The giveaway ends at noon PDT on Sunday, March 20, 2011, and is open to U.S. residents. Good luck!

Disclosure: I received a Pillsbury Bake-Off gift pack through My Blog Spark to facilitate this giveaway. All opinions are my own. Read the full CFO disclosure policy.



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