Monday, July 18, 2011

BHG Recipe Contest

All you awesome cooks out there need to check out this recipe contest. Enter your original (never before published) recipe to win $500 in the Better Homes and Gardens Recipe Contest. Winning recipes will be eligible to win the 2012 Grand Prize which is a selection of appliances from Frigidaire worth up to $10,000.

There will be three $500 winners, one for each of the following categories: CREATIVE CORN BREADS, SLOW COOKER BEEF AND MAIN DISH SALADS.

Subject to Official Rules at:   No purchase necessary. Open to legal U.S. residents, 18 years or older. Void where prohibited. Sponsor: Meridith Corp., Des Moines, IA.

ENTRY: The March 2012 Contest begins 7/01/2011 and ends 8/24/2011. Online: Enter at or submit the entry information in an e-mail to Online and e-mail entries must be received by 11:59 P.M. C.T. on 8/24/2011. By mail, send entries by postal mail to: 0312 Food Dept., Better Homes and Gardens magazine, Des Moines, IA 50309-3023. Mail entries must be postmarked on or before 8/24/2011 and received by 8/31/2011.

ENTRY INFORMATION: For each category entered, create your original recipe. Multiple entries are allowed, but each recipe must be submitted as a separate entry and each entry must meet the following requirements:

A recipe may be submitted for any of the monthly categories. Write or type on each entry the category you wish to enter. Each recipe may be submitted for judging in only one category. Multiple entries may be submitted in the same envelope or e-mail.

Recipe entries must be created by entrant and cannot have been previously published, have won another competition or contest, or have been used for advertising or promotional purposes. Entry must: (1) include recipe name and the number of servings that the recipe yields; (2) use ingredients available in most grocery stores; (3) list ingredients with measurements in order of use; (4) include step-by-step preparation and cooking directions; (5) include entrant's name, age, complete address with zip code, and telephone number with an area code; e-mail address is optional.

Do you have a recipe to submit that fits into one of these categories?  Don't miss out the deadline to enter is 8-24-11. Good luck!


  1. What a great contest! I'll have to work on my cornbread recipe to give it a little extra something and see about submitting it. What are you submitting?!

  2. I was thinking main dish salad or slow cooker beef or maybe all three. My husband is actually the main cook at our house...he loves to cook and I love to eat so it works well.