Pillsbury Bake-off is ON! Giveaway & Recipes!

The 45th Pillsbury Bake-Off® Contest is open for
entries and one simple recipe idea could help you take home the dough! 

Pillsbury is looking for original recipes that taste and look delicious, are easy to prepare and that families across America will love to eat. Consumers can submit recipes in one of four recipe 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.

Entries are being accepted online between now and April 18, 2011, at One hundred lucky finalists will compete for a chance at the grand prize during the contest finals, which take place March 25-27, 2012 at the Peabody Orlando Hotel in Florida. You’ll also find contest details, including eligible products, prizes and the official rules, on the web site.

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.

Sue Compton of Delanco, N.J. was named the grand prize winner of the 44th Pillsbury Bake-Off® Contest in 2010 for her original Mini Ice Cream Cookie Cups recipe. At the 43rd Pillsbury Bake-Off® Contest in 2008, Carolyn Gurtz walked away with the million-dollar grand prize for her Double-Delight Peanut Butter Cookies. At the 2006 competition, the 42nd Contest, Anna Ginsberg, a stay-at-home mom who you might know from her blog, Cookie Madness, earned the $1 million prize for her Baked Chicken and Spinach Stuffing.

Who knows?  Maybe this year your recipe will take home the big prize? Would you like to enter? Want to win this cool set?

Disclosure:  MyBlogSpark and Pillsbury sent me a cute apron, pen with the Pillsbury Dough Boy on it and a Book of 100 Winning Recipes from the 44th Bake-Off Contest. The book contains 100  recipe & photo cards that can be easily removed! This is the same gift pack that you could win!

1 winner USA
Ends 3/20

Mandatory Entry: Follow my blog via Google Friend Connect (right side bar) and leave a comment on a recipe that you have that you think could win in the cook-off (tell me about the recipe or leave a link to your blog post of it)! *If you don't have one, go look at the Pillsbury recipes and tell me one that you would like to make!  Leave your email address so I can contact you if you win!

Bonus Entries:
1) Follow my blog on Facebook 3 entries
2) Follow @Susieqtpies on Twitter. 2 entries
3) Tweet "#Win a Pillsbury Bake-off Gift Pack which includes 100 recipe cards #giveaway  " 2 entries per tweet, unlimited
4) Leave a comment on any of my recipe post on my blog for 3 entries (unlimited)
5) Want to get 10 entries? Post a photo of a YUMMY, mouth-watering food item on my Facebook page! If this food item has a link include it! It can be from your blog or my blog!

Here are the two recipes that I cooked from the cookbook.  Click the photo to go to the recipe on my blog!

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