Of course I would love to win the contest. Grand prize is $10,000 and a family vacation for four. Four other finalists win $5,000 each. Frankly though, I would be happy if someone just threw me a bone. I mean really, can't this be the kind of contest where losers get a Cooking Light apron or something? Anything? Mom said I would be satisfied with a free spatula. She's right.
This is technically my first recipe contest, unless you count that 4-H Peanut Butter Sandwich recipe contest back in fourth grade. Mom says I won, but I think that, um, it was one of those confidence-building things where we were all winners. Or something like that. After all, though we can't remember what my recipe was, I vaguely recall including alfalfa sprouts. It can't possible have tasted good. Maybe I got the Hippie Kid Award.