You came, you cooked and four of you conquered!
Our latest Ready, Set, Cook! Recipe Contest was nothing short of incredible. Exactly 317 home cooks went head-to-head, submitting original recipes that featured Hidden Valley Ranch dressing, dip mix or seasoning mix, along with at least four basic ingredients from our contest list.
The stakes? The chance to win one of four mega cash prizes and have your dish judged by Food Network host Sunny Anderson in the Food Network Kitchens!
Last week, after all the entries were in, Sunny joined the Food.com team for a fun tasting of our top 10 semi-finalist recipes. Before we kicked off the taste-test, the mission was clear for Sunny: “I want the ranch to be like, ‘Bam! In yo face!’”
So whose ranched-up dish took the top spot? Drum-roll please…
What Sunny had to say: “This is good,” she said. Then, after another bite, she stopped and her face lit up. “Wow! Just—WOW!” Not only was the dish delicious to eat, but Sunny loved its pleasant after-taste.
What Sunny had to say: The taco shells—made out of a microwaved slice of provolone cheese—floored the judge’s table with its clever technique. “I love tacos, and this is a creative one,” she said. Sunny also loved that the dish used three different Hidden Valley products.
What Sunny had to say: “I am dumbfounded. Seriously!,” she said after her first bite—which wasn’t her last. “Oh no, I took another bite. And another,” she joked while munching away. “There are no words!”
What the home cooks had to say: Reviewers loved that this chicken dish was easy, tasty and elegant-looking. Plus, as billyocean1517 pointed out: “This dish is great for getting your kids to eat some veggies!”
A big thank you goes out to all of you who took up our challenge and showed off your creative cooking chops!
To see all 300+ entries into the contest, head over to our main contest page HERE »
And stay tuned for more great recipe contests coming soon. If you can’t wait, drop by our Games & Events forum for other fun cooking events lead by our awesome community and forum hosts.
The Food.com team