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Best Italian Recipe Ever Contest

2 Comments | Written on January 13, 2013 at 11:27 pm , by

Has anyone ever told you, “You make the best Italian recipe ever!”  Well, now is your chance to prove it!  Oh, and you could take home up to $10,000.00 for your recipe.

Winners will receive:

-Cash prize:  $250.00 Weekly, $10,000 Grand Prize
-”I Won!” Badge you can proudly display on your Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Blog, anything!
-Signed certificate declaring that you officially make the “Best Italian Recipe Ever!”
-Featured article right here on our blog, “The Daily Dish”

This week the theme is “Italian.”  Do you make the “Best Italian Recipe Ever?”  Enter today!

Keep reading to find out how you can win up to $10,000.00! 

Several ways to win:

1)  Editor’s Choice – $250.00 weekly prize, $10,000.00 Grand Prize

All entries will be judged by a qualified panel and one winner will be announced each week.  At the end of the contest, a Grand Prize winner will be awarded from among the weekly winners.

In addition to the $250 prize, the winners will also be featured right here on “The Daily Dish.”  Winners will also receive a badge they can post on their own blog or social media.  Every winner will be presented with a signed certificate that they make the “Best ___ Ever!”

(Hey bloggers, winning this contest is a great way to show off your skills and promote your site!)

2)  Reader’s Choice – $250 weekly prize, $1000 Ultimate Reader’s Choice prize

Get your friends and family to vote for your entry each week!  (One vote per person per day)  Email the link, share a link to your recipe on Facebook, post it on Twitter, “pin” your entry on Pinterest, blog about your entry, or more!  Get creative and hopefully walk away a Reader’s Choice winner.

Plus, there is a new twist this time around.  There will be a two week “vote off” at the end of the contest.  The Reader’s Choice winners from each week will go head-to-head and an “Ultimate Reader’s Choice” prize will be awarded!


-Can I win more than once throughout the duration of the contest?  Yes!  There is a limit of one (1) prize per person and per email address per calendar month. Other than that, keep those entries coming!

-Do I have to submit a photo?  In the weekly contest, a photo of your entry is not required.  Although photos are optional, we certainly encourage you to photograph your dish and show it off!  Just don’t lift a photo from the internet that is not your own.  This will disqualify your entry from winning any prize.  (We don’t judge the quality of your photo, so any snapshot of the dish is totally fine!)

-How does the voting count toward prizes?  Votes are for the Reader’s Choice prizes only.  Remember, votes are not taken into consideration for the Editor’s Choice winner.

-Can Food Bloggers enter?  Bloggers are allowed and encouraged to enter the weekly recipe contests!  As long as the entry is an original recipe, it is ok if the recipe has been previously posted on your own blog.

-Who won previous weekly contests?  Check out “The Daily Dish” every week for a new winner to be announced.  You can also see an archive of winners here:

-If you have any questions about this contest simply leave a comment below and I will get back to you!

-When in doubt, read the Official Rules for the full scoop!

2 Responses to “Best Italian Recipe Ever Contest”

  • 1
    Bill Lloyd says:

    Caponatina with polenta

    Saute garlic, onion, carrot, celery, capers, green and black olives and bay leaves in olive oil for a couple minutes. Add a little red wine a small can of diced tomatoes and dried oregano. Cook until everything is done to your taste but still retains it’s shape.

    Put a cup of milk and 2 cups of cold water in a sauce pan. Whisk in 1 cup of harina. Bring to a boil, cut the heat to low and simmer about 5 minutes stirring constantly.
    Off heat stir in a couple chunks of butter and a handful of grated pecorino.

    Serve a good glob of the polenta next to a good couple ladles of the caponatina.

    Who said peasants don’t eat well.

  • 2
    Bill Lloyd says:

    Caponata with Polenta

    Saute sliced garlic, red pepper flakes, chopped onion, celery, carrot, eggplant, zucchini, capers, with sliced black and green olives in olive oil. When slightly brown, add a little red wine, a couple splashes of red wine vinegar, a small can of diced tomatoes, some white raisins, and a couple tsps of brown sugar. Cook about 10 minutes till all is tender.

    Mix 1 cup of cold milk with 2 cups of cold water in a sauce pan. Stir in 1 cup of masa harina and bring to a boil stiring to keep from sticking. Turn down to simmer and cook for 5 minutes stiring constantly. Off heat, stir in a couple chunks of butter and a handful of grated pecorino.

    Serve a glop of polenta next to a couple ladles of capoonata.

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