Thursday, April 8, 2010

Hours Away!

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 KHQ  followed 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.

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Grumpy & HoneyB said...

Susie, I am SO excited for you!! I was in the grocery line today looking at the magazines and I see the Pillsbury 100 winning recipes! I bought it immediately - your burger is in there :0) I had to have it and now I am going to show it to my friends and say "I know the woman who created this burger" and soon I hope to say I know the woman who won the Pillbury Bake-Off! Good Luck!!

Jodi said...

Susie - I am so happy and excited for you! You post gave me goosebumps and brought tears of joy to my eyes! I know that you will do fabulously in Orlando and I've already told the hubs to tape the Oprah broadcast on 4/14.

I love ya' and I'm sending all my best wishes to you this weekend!


ksp said...

WOOO HOOO! Can't believe that the big day is around the corner. I am SOOOOOOOO excited for you. What an adventure!!!

Tracy said...

Good luck and enjoy yourself!

Kelly said...

GOOD LUCK! So much has happened in the last few months that it's hard to take it all in. I'm THRILLED for you and can't wait to hear all about your adventures in FL. And, of course, see Oprah announce your name. :)

Safe travels and have a BLAST!

Linda said...

Good luck, Susie!!!!!!!

Lynn C. said...

Good luck!!