Friday, September 9, 2011

25 Pies in 25 Days (or the Great Pie bake off) Season 2!

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When I started this blog the first thing I did was thisI had such a great time making all of those pies that I wanted to do it again this year, but there was one thing about it I didn’t like.  A majority of the recipes I got were from their (allrecipes) sponsors and not from at home bakers. So this year I wanted to have a little competition and open it up to anyone who wanted to submit a recipe.  You do not have to be a blogger to participate, but if you’re not already please become a Follower so you can watch all the pie fun come November!  Here is how it’s going to work: starting November 1st I will bake a new pie recipe every day until Thanksgiving (so this year there will only really be 24 pies). Every day I will actually be making pies and giving them an out of 5 stars rating.  Pies will be judged 75 % on taste, 20 % on ease of preparation and 5% on appearance.  So submit your best.  Also I will be posting the recipe so if you have a secret family recipe you don’t want posted then pick something else.   I will also be spotlighting you and /or your blog so I’ll need a paragraph about you and your pie recipe.  At the end of that time I will announce the top 3 pies as determined by an impartial judging panel.   And then crown a Grand Champion Queen on King of pies for an entire year.  I’ll have a fun button for you to post on your blog declaring you the king or queen of pies.  The Top Pie will also take home a $25.00 gift certificate.  You may submit more than one recipe but I might not use more than one of them if I get more than 24 submissions. So please number them so I know which is your first submission and so on. The deadline for submitting a recipe is October 31st.  I know it seems far away but hopefully I’ll get 24 pie submissions by then. FINGERS CROSSED.  If you want to help then spread the word!! you can’t have a competition without competitors. The more the merrier.  Submit recipes and blurbs to
imamomnotaprofessional@hotmail.com

Thanks everyone!  I can’t wait to get started!!
Jaime

11 comments:

EmmaJ said...

This is so fun! I am going to go digging and then start baking to find one to submit to you.

*A* said...

I was thinking about doing this exact same thing! Great idea. I'll probably just spotlight 5 pies on my blog. I will get working on getting you a recipe! I love you and miss you!

Steph said...

What a fun idea - I'll see what I can dig up! Miss you!

Jordan McCollum said...

I was thinking about doing something like this! . . . What did you do with all the pie?

Connie @ Measured by the Heart said...

what a great idea! I'm so gonna submit a recipe. I'll blog about it too.

Screaming Sardine said...

What a great idea! Can't wait to see all the pies!

Can the submissions be no-bake pies?

Cheers,
Tracy Screaming Sardine

Jaime @ I'm a Mom not a Professional said...

yes, no bake pies are fine, and cheese cakes are great too!

Wende said...

Thanks for inviting me...can't wait to submit...

Wende
www.therickettchronicles.blogspot.com

Teri@thefreshmancook said...

I am so glad I found you on Make a Food E Friend Monday. Especially since cheesecakes can be a part of your 25 pies in 25 days!!!I better get a recipe together! Thanks!

Eileen said...

Love this! I just hosted a pie party over labor day weekend - everyone brought a different kind of pie. We had more sweet than savory, but nobody complained! :)

AndiWinslow said...

Hi I joined your blog....thank you looking forward to getting your post. I sent you a e-mail for a lemon pie happy baking Andi thewednesdaybaker.blogspot.com