We are less than 90 hours away from the 44th Pillsbury Bake-off Contest! So many exciting things have happened to me over the last 7 months since I found out I was a finalist - I thought it I'd round up all the things one more time for my loyal following. (I have an exciting guest post lined up for when I'm gone next week, so be sure and stay tuned for that!!)
It all started a year ago... on an innocent day when I happened along a post by HoneyB (you know HoneyB from Grumpy's Honeybunch fame!) about the Pillsbury Bake-off Contest. I thought... hmmmmm... could I make up a recipe of my very own? Could I do that? So, I made a plan. I had an idea........ I got a sinus infection, and never got my my idea made. But I thought.... what the heck and sent my burger idea off to Pillsbury anyway.
Months went by - and I never really gave my recipe much thought at all. The Chickies and I had a wonderful summer. And then... on the first day of September I had a phone call that changed it all...... I was a Bake-off Contest Finalist!
First I got this wonderful little article in my local paper! Then a bigger, local-ish paper ran an article. I thought, WOW! my 15 minutes is so cool! THEN - this little piece ran on the FRONT PAGE OF THE LA TIMES. Followed by the Seattle Times, The Chicago Tribune, The Tri-City Herald, and The Yakima Herald.
There were a few radio interviews..... which were super fun and then we graduated to TV! We had the fun times at KHQfollowed by the entertaining interview with KEPR-TV and Jordan's Adventures.
My adventure is going to be wrapping up soon with the actual Bake-off Contest at The Hilton Bonnet Creek. We have received news that instead of announcing the winner at the Bake-off Contest, they will whisk away the 4-category winners to Chicago where the winner will be announced LIVE on Oprah's show Wednesday, April 14, 2010. Set your DVR's NOW!
Thank you for all your support and enthusiasm that you've shown me throughout this adventure. Be sure to be my fan on Facebook (Hick Chick WA) where I will posting updates throughout the trip.
Don't forget to check in for my guest, Miss Gina, who is going to tell us about her adventures in going vegan for Lent.