The 4th Annual Hood Holiday Recipe Contest is in full swing, but you still have time to submit your recipe.
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HP Hood, New England’s leading dairy products manufacturer , announced today that it is accepting entries for the fourth annual Hood® Holiday Recipe Contest.
Do you have what it takes? There’s only one way to find out—if you have a holiday family recipe that you think is worthy of merit, stop reading and start cooking. This year’s winner will receive a chef-prepared dinner party for 10 guests at his/her home.
Interested participants can submit their favorite original recipes online at Hood.com. The only requirement is that each recipe MUST include one or more of the following Hood holiday products: Hood EggNog (all varieties), Sour Cream, Cottage Cheese, Cream, Country Creamer or Instant Whipped Cream (must be used in conjunction with another product). All recipes—sweet or savory; dessert, breakfast or dinner—will be accepted as long as they contain at least one of the above-mentioned products.
The recipe entries will be tested and sampled by a panel of judges under the supervision of Annie Copps, Senior Editor – Food, Yankee Magazine. A winner will be determined based on the following criteria: taste, originality, clarity of recipe instructions and ease of preparation. In the case of a tie, the recipe with the highest score for taste will prevail.
One grand prize winner will receive a chef-prepared dinner party for 10 at his or her home. Three honorable-mention winners will each receive a $200 gift card.
“This year we thought it would be fun to reward the winner of our Recipe Contest with the unique luxury of a chef-prepared meal in their home—something they can look forward to after a holiday season of cooking and entertaining friends and family,” said Lynne Bohan, vice president of public relations for HP Hood. “As always, we are eager to see all of the ways our consumers use Hood products in their kitchens.”
The contest is open to U.S. residents of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island and Vermont, and will run through January 16, 2009. For more information about the contest and to find Hood recipe ideas that could inspire you, please visit Hood.com.
Last year’s grand-prize winning entry, Festive EggNog Apple Pudding, submitted by Laura Lufkin of Essex, Massachusetts, calls for Hood Golden EggNog, Hood Vanilla Bean Ice Cream and Hood Instant Whipped Cream and can be found at Hood.com.