Here was the entrance to the Bake-Off cooking area.
This was my entry for the Bake-Off, “Shrimp and Feta Greek-Style Pizza.” I used Pillsbury’s All-Ready Pizza Crust, and the filling consisted of shrimp, feta cheese, garlic, mozzarella, green onion, fresh rosemary, and ripe olives. I still love this recipe as it has so many of my favorite ingredients, although gourmet-type pizzas were not the norm at the time. One food editor stopped by my cooking station and said she loved “those new-age pizzas,” whatever that meant! Even in the Bake-Off book, Pillsbury described it as a tempting “change of pace.” I think my pizza was a little too offbeat for the Bake-Off!
Outside of the Bake-Off area was a gallery of all the winning recipes. It was such fun to look at all 100 of the entries and scope out the competition. The photography and food styling was marvelous. Every single one looked like a winner.
My girls got right into the swing of things in Phoenix. Everyone got a cowboy hat and the Bake-Off scarf, which was made to look like the Arizona state flag. The hats were too big for their little heads! All the contestants wore the hats and scarves to a local rodeo. I hadn’t been to a rodeo since I lived in Oklahoma. It was great fun for the girls to enjoy their first Bake-Off adventure.
Mom wore her scarf, too, but I don’t think she wore the hat!
The Doughboy looked different back in the ’90’s!
This is the grand prize winning recipe, “Blueberry Poppyseed Brunch Cake.” It deserved to win, hands down. The recipe link is below. Try it!
Here is another shot of my pizza. I will leave you with the recipe just in case you would like to try it!
To read more about the Pillsbury Bake-Off go to http://www.bakeoff.com/
To find the recipe for Blueberry-Poppyseed Brunch Cake go to: http://www.pillsbury.com/recipes/blueberry-poppy-seed-brunch-cake/d71cb63f-cbff-42da-8733-77808af19bef/#
Photo of the “Blueberry-Poppyseed Brunch Cake” are by my daughter, Kristina Vanni. Visit her blog at: http://www.betterrecipes.com/blogs/daily-dish
To read my previous Bake-Off blogs:
Bake-Off #1: http://su.pr/7gmylO
Bake-Off #2: http://su.pr/2zgjZn
Bake-Off #3: http://su.pr/7VZzZS
Bake-Off #4: http://su.pr/292acQ
Bake-Off #5: http://su.pr/2yOSvP
Bake-Off #6: http://su.pr/28VYBh
Bake-Off #7: http://su.pr/1hk3nb
Bake-Off #8: http://su.pr/22JMGd
Bake-Off #9: http://su.pr/2KkA2E
Bake-Off #10: http://su.pr/8awD1k
Bake-Off #11: http://su.pr/1CmPvD
Bake-Off #12: http://su.pr/3ogo5M
Bake-Off #13: http://su.pr/1a4HYQ
Bake-Off #14: http://su.pr/3tgiV5
Bake-Off #15: http://su.pr/7tQXBu
Bake-Off #16: http://su.pr/9nPW7c
Bake-Off #17: http://su.pr/9WIaqm
Bake-Off #18: http://su.pr/6MMS45
Bake-Off #19: http://su.pr/2A7GXI
Bake-Off #20: http://su.pr/2MwjlD
Bake-Off #21: http://su.pr/1nIgIJ
Bake-Off #22: http://su.pr/1nkUgJ
Bake-Off #23 http://su.pr/20jQDK
Bake-Off #24 http://su.pr/AMfFSj
Bake-Off #25 http://su.pr/4btzLZ
Bake-Off #26 http://su.pr/2sJrvp
Bake-Off #27 http://su.pr/9cG4B1
Bake-Off #28 http://su.pr/24CMm0
Bake-Off #29 http://su.pr/8th5eg
Bake-Off #30 http://su.pr/AUUGkZ
Bake-Off #31 http://su.pr/9j9TQ6
Bake-Off #32 http://su.pr/76Fl0s
Bake-Off #33 http://su.pr/26Q4KJ