First off, I’d like to encourage all of you to vote in the You Be the Judge! contest at

For the first time in Bake-Off® history, you can help select 10 of the final 100 recipes! Every two weeks, a new pair of recipes will be posted here. Vote for your favorite, one vote for each of the 10 recipe challenges. The recipe that receives the most votes in each challenge will move onto the 44th Pillsbury Bake-Off® Contest finals and compete for the $1 million grand prize in Orlando in April 2010.

I’ve seen some delicious recipes entered into the contest this year, so you’ll definitely want to check them out, and have a say in who wins the $1 million competition!

And now for the giveaway! I am giving away 2 prize packages to 2 separate readers, courtesy of The prize package includes an adorable stuffed Pillsbury Doughboy giggle doll (press his belly and he does the little oh-ooooohh laugh :p ) and a magazine that features past Bake-Off recipes.

The magazine includes over 175 recipes and tips. And it’s not just desserts! It includes appetizers, main dishes, brunch and breakfast, and more! You’ll see recipes like Canadian-Bacon Apple Pizza, Pepper-Jack Crescent Twists with Salsa-Ranch Dip, Poppin’ Fresh Citrus-Glazed Crullers, Margarita Chicken Pasta Salad, and Tomato Crab Bisque. I already have a few recipes picked out that I plan to try out very soon. 🙂

So – what can you do to win, you ask?

It’s simple – just leave a comment, answering the below question, on this post by Wednesday, June 17, 5:00pm EST.

If/when you judge a recipe, what is one thing that you look for?

Good luck! Winners will be chosen via the Random Integer Generator.