The Pillsbury Bake-Off Contest is back after a three-year hiatus. This year, Pillsbury is partnering with Food Network and Ree Drummond, the star of its hit cooking how The Pioneer Woman, to promote the contest which celebrates America’s home cooks and the stories behind their creations.
“Baking traditions have always been important in my family, and the Pillsbury Bake-Off Contest, which is a baking tradition in itself, has shaped the way many people bake for their own families today,” says Ree Drummond. “Partnering with both Pillsbury and Food Network to celebrate the memories made by American home cooks every day in kitchens around the country will be heartwarming, fun, and totally delicious.”
Pillsbury is asking cooks around the country to share how they use Pillsbury in a family favorite recipe and to also share the story behind their recipe. Judges will consider both the recipe and the story behind the recipe in determining a winner.
That individual named as the grand prize winner will receive a trip to New York for an appearance on Food Network's hit show The Kitchen, a feature in Food Network Magazine, a kitchen makeover from GE Appliances, and $50,000 in cash.
Additionally, four category winners will each receive a trip to New York for an appearance on The Kitchen, a feature in Food Network Magazine, a suite of GE Appliances, and $5,000 in cash. Those categories will be Cozy Breakfasts, Appetizers for Any Party, Dinners with Heart, and No-Fuss Desserts.
“The Pillsbury Bake-Off Contest was created as a way to celebrate home cooks across America, and this year, we wanted to do even more to highlight the important role these recipes play in peoples' lives,” says Joanna Hargus, Senior Marketing Manager for Pillsbury. “We know that families are looking for more ways to make memories together at home and often food and well-loved recipes are at the center of those memories and traditions. Our partnership with Food Network allows us to celebrate our finalists on an even bigger stage with a once-in-a-lifetime experience and a chance to share their story alongside some of Food Network's most inspirational stars.”
Now through November 10, entries can be submitted to the Pillsbury Bake-Off Contest at BakeOff.com. The category winners will be announced in January, and the grand prize winner will be revealed on The Kitchen on February 24, 2018.