As you guys already know from my previous posts, a couple of months ago I entered the Knorr4 competition to come up with a recipe using Knorr’s new Homestyle Stock product. Lo and behold I made it to the final 8! A few weeks ago I was whisked to San Diego to take part in a live cook-off with the other 7 finalists at the Blogher 11 conference.
The entire experience was an absolute blast from getting to meet all of the other contestants,
(Yes – I may have taken some inappropriately timed behind-the-scenes photos while I should have been paying attention. But you should expect nothing less from me at this point.
To finally getting to do some cooking in a professional kitchen again (without having to go back to working grueling kitchen hours!),
To meeting and having my food judged by the one and only Marco Pierre White! (Who, btw, complemented me on my plating and said I worked well with my hands! Swoon!)
Chef Marco Pierre White!!!!
My super sweet competitor Reese Dixon
And the outcome of the event? I won! Wooooo Hooooo! Well, me and three of my other competitors won. For the next several months I have the opportunity to develop recipes using Knorr Homestyle Stock and couldn’t be more inspired. I mean, seriously, dude – how many different dishes can you dream up using stocks or reductions? Me – millions! Bazillions even! I’m already scheming up a mac-n-cheese dish that’ll be perfect for the tailgating season!
The best part is, I get to share the wealth with you guys! Leave a comment below telling me your favorite recipe that uses stock for a chance to win a Knorr® Homestyle Stock prize pack which includes both the chicken and beef varieties of Knorr® Homestyle Stock, a Knorr apron and $100 gift card! The sweepstakes will run until 10/6/2011 and the winner will, of course, be chosen by a random generator. I can’t wait to hear all of your dishes! Specific contest and entry rules are as follows:
No duplicate comments.
You may receive (2) total entries by selecting from the following entry methods:
a) Leave a comment in response to the sweepstakes prompt on this post
b) Tweet about this promotion and leave the URL to that tweet in a comment on this post
c) Blog about this promotion and leave the URL to that post in a comment on this post
d) For those with no Twitter or blog, read the official rules to learn about an alternate form of entry.
This giveaway is open to US Residents age 18 or older and runs from 9/6 – 10/6.
Winners will be selected via random draw, and will be notified by e-mail.
You have 72 hours to get back to me, otherwise a new winner will be selected.
The Official Rules are available here
Head to the BlogHer Roundup Page for more chances to win.
Oooo and as a special… treat(?)… Knorr put together a video from the live cookoff at the conference! Enjoy and bask in all my dorkiness.
*All photos were taken with my Droid, please excuse the photo quality! I swear I’m gonna post some legit photos soon!