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Recipe Contests Tips - How to Win Cooking Contests

Recipe contests give you chances to be rewarded for your creativity in the kitchen. Not a chef? Don't worry, anyone can win cooking contests, and these expert tips will help you learn how. Click the links below for a list of current recipe contests to enter, guidelines for creating your own recipes, ideas to inspire your cooking contest entries, and more.

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Recipe Contest List - Enter to Win Recipe Contests
Recipe contests reward you with big prizes for coming up with great new recipes. This list is full of current cooking contests that you can enter to win today.

How to Win Recipe Contests
Tips and strategies to help your chances of winning recipe contests.

Recipe Contests and Copyright
The legalities of using recipes from cookbooks or other published sources in cooking contests.

How to Find Inspiration for Creating Original Recipes
Do you think you're not creative enough to win recipe contests? Think again! With just a little bit of tinkering, you could create delicious original recipes that will help you win fantastic prizes.

Share Your Tips for Creating Original Recipes
About.com readers share their own tips on how to create original recipes to enter and win recipe contests.

Recipe Contest Winners
Have you thought about entering recipe contests, but aren't sure where to start? Here you can find recipes that have been selected as contest winners. Use them to see what it takes to win recipe contests, and to inspire you to enter and win with your own unique creations.

Pumpkin Ravioli with Salted Caramel Whipped Cream - Pillsbury Bake-Off Winner
Christina Verrelli won the 45th Pillsbury Bake-Off grand prize with her Pumpkin Ravioli with Salted Caramel Whipped Cream recipe. Get inspired to create your own original recipes by reading the full recipe, courtesy of Pillsbury.

Alexandra's Healthy Hummus Bagel - Recipe Contest Winner
Do you ever wonder what recipes are good enough to win recipe contests? Alexandra's Healthy Hummus Bagel recipe won Lender's Bagels' Healthiest Bagel Recipe Contest.

Chicken Curry Burger with Crispy Prosciutto - Recipe Contest Winner
Do you wonder what it takes to be a recipe contest winner? Teresa Ralston's Chicken Curry Burger with Crispy Prosciutto and Warm Apple Chutney recipe won an all-expense paid trip to New York City, where she will have the opportunity to cook with Bobby Flay in Columbia Crest Winery's "Flayvors of Washington" recipe contest.

Hoisin Ginger Burgers - Recipe Contest Winner
Have you ever wondered what it takes to win recipe contests? This Hoisin Ginger Burger with Lime Pickled Onions Recipe was the winner of MarxFoods' 2008 Burger Recipe Contest.

Caribbean Grill - Recipe Contest Winner
Have you ever wondered what it takes to win recipe contests? This Caribbean Grill recipe by Ashley Berman won $10,000 in DuPont Teflon's Search for the Greatest Grilled Cheese Sandwich in America Contest.

Chocolate Ginger Delight - 2007 Chocolate Adventure Recipe Contest Winner
Recipe for Chocolate Ginger Delight, the runner-up recipe for the Beverage category in the 2007 TuttiFoodie Scharffen Berger Chocolate Adventure Contest.

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