You came, you cooked and three of you conquered! There were some fantastic entries into our Ready, Set, Cook! Reynolds Wrap Recipe Contest — 226 of them to be exact! — and now we’re pleased to announce our winners.
Drum roll, please….
Grand Prize Winner: Zucchini & Tilapia Cups With Honey Sriracha Drizzle
Photo: May I Have That Recipe
GRAND PRIZE WINNER: Congrats to food blogger and defending champion, May I Have That Recipe! This sister duo’s Zucchini & Tilapia Cups With Honey Sriracha Drizzle appetizer was our sponsor judge’s top pick for our Grand Prize of $1,500! This is the second Ready, Set, Cooks! win for May I Have That Recipe! Our guest judge loved this recipe’s creative use of aluminum foil and ingredients, and the Tilapia Cups edged out the rest thanks to great presentation. With two wins now, we are thinking there’s a cookbook deal in May I Have That Recipe’s future.
RUNNER-UP PRIZE WINNER: A huge congrats to a long-time Food.com member Breezermom, who won our Runner-Up Prize of $1000 for her Mexican Stack-Up! She was a favorite to win People’s Choice — her dish got a whopping 214 glowing reviews from its fans during our rating period, but the judge bumped her up to second place because her recipe was so great!
PEOPLE’S CHOICE WINNER: BOBUSHKA scored our People’s Choice Prize of $500 for her Bacon Lattice Tomato Muffins! BOBUSHKA’s dish, the second-highest rated recipe in the contest, only trailed Breezermom’s Mexican Stack-Ups by a few reviews, but thanks to Breezermom’s good fortune with winning second place, BOBUSHKA’s recipe grabbed the People’s Choice! Shows you it’s not over till it’s over!
About the Contest:
The back story: Our competitors accepted a basic recipe challenge:
Create an original recipe that featured Reynolds Wrap Foil® and at least four other official contest ingredients. (You can see the full rules and list of contest ingredients here.)
Competitors then shared the recipes with others to make and review, and see what ratings they received. The recipe our community members rated highest would ultimately land a $500 People’s Choice prize, and our sponsor’s special guest judge, blogger Jenny Brule of Finding Tasty, picked our big $1,500 Grand Prize and $1,000 Runner-Up Prize winners!
More Contests Soon? You Betcha!
Look for announcements for another special edition of Ready, Set, Cook! early next year. In the meantime, join fellow members in our forums for the Pick a Chef game, where long-time members review recipes from our newest members, and other fun community-run events – get details in our Contests & Games Forum here.
Thanks so much for creating so many great recipes and tasting and rating your favorites. We hope you had as much fun making and trying them as we did seeing the entries roll in! In the end, the contest recipes got more than 800 reviews!
Jasmine, Kristine, Liza & the rest of the Food.com team