I have had a slew of e-mails about upcoming recipe contests. So if that's your thing, check out this list with links to important information:
The $25,000 Make that Sandwich contest, sponsored by Mezzetta, has a deadline coming up on Labor Day. Your sandwich recipe could net you $25,000 and a trip to Napa as the grand prize winner or $1,000 each if you are one of two runners-up. Go here for more information.
CorningWare is looking for an original savory or sweet low-fat, low-calories "lite" baking recipe to celebrate its new line of SimplyLite bakeware. The grand prize is $5,000. The finalists will compete in a bake-off in January at the Institute of Culinary Education in New York. Runners-up win a 10-piece CorningWare SimplyLite bakeware set. For more information, go here.
LG Electronics is hosting a "Taste Something Better" recipe and cooking contest seeking the best home chef. After submitting their best main entree recipes, the finalists will participate in a cook-off at the Bon Appetit magazine's Supper Club & Cafe in New York. The winner goes on to compete in a global cook-off in Bangkok later this year.
Having just purchased a new refrigerator, I have to say these prizes seem pretty sweet:
The grand prize is a trip for two to Thailand, $1,000 to use to enjoy while visiting New York, and a bunch of LG appliances: gas cooktop, double wall oven, four-door French door refrigerator, dishwasher and microwave.
The runner-up receives an LG appliance package that includes a gas cooktop, double wall oven and four-door French door refrigerator, along with $1,000 for the trip to New York.
The second runner-up will win an LG double wall oven and a $1,000 for the New York trip.
Hurry up! The deadline is Aug. 31. Here is a link for more details.
And finally, Martha White is sponsoring the Martha White Muffin Mix Challenge, which seeks an original recipe using at least one of the the company's pouch muffin mixes. Deadline is Dec. 31.
The grand prize winner will receive $5,000 and a Martha White gift basket while four runners-up win $1,000 each and a gift basket. Here is a link to the contest details.