Saturday, February 25, 2012

OMG, I won $1000.00!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ultimate Recipe Challenge

I can't believe it!!!  I can't believe it!!!  It's like sureal!!

I entered the Ocean Spray and Heinz "ultimate recipe challenge" about 2 months ago.  They wanted you to utilize both ingredients and then come up with your own winning recipe.

I submitted my Sweet Savory Chicken Puff recipe. 

The first phase was the selection from the judges and chefs.  I really honestly cannot remember how they chose the small group, and then slowly reduced it till they came up with the 10 semi-finalists.
I was ONE of the 10!!!

Then they posted the semi-finalists and asked for your family and friends to vote for you daily.  The 5 with the most votes would win.  The one with the most votes of the 5 won the grand prize... I WAS #2!!!  (mine was the only one without a pic, long story, don't ask)... :-(
So what does that say about my amazing friends and family???  THEY ROCK!!!

They voted for me not even being able to see what my recipe looked like... that alone has touched me beyond belief!!
So to my friends and family, my foodie family, my online friends... and a few "hello's" ;-)

THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Dishin with Didi


  1. Well, you are a good cook -- and now more of the world knows it!!!

  2. Thank you Ida!!
    Thank you Alex, as are YOU!!!!

  3. I was glad to vote for your delicious recipe! We don't need a pic because we know your recipes are always AMAZING!!! I'm so VERY happy for you!!!! xoxoxo

    1. Congratulations to you as well my gorgeous friend!!
      Your rockin win for Chef Boyardee!!!

  4. OMG Didi - Congrats!! That is awesome!! You are the best and I love your site - so glad you are blogging it all!! Michelle

    1. Thank you Michelle!!!

      I was doing the "woohoooo" like you wouldn't believe... well since you know me, you would, huh?? ;-)

      Thank you!!!

  5. Congrats, Didi, well deserved!! xoxo