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2014 Monthly Recipe Contests

4 Comments | Written on February 4, 2014 at 5:00 am , by

Better Recipes is excited to announce the 2014 recipe contests!  This year we are making a few exciting changes.  There will be a new theme every month and we have a brand new grand prize!

Follow this link to learn more about our recipe contests –>  http://www.betterrecipes.com/contests

The theme this month is “Breakfast and Brunch.”  Enter today!

Keep reading to learn how to win!

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$10,000 Best Recipe Ever Finalists

10 Comments | Written on December 9, 2013 at 10:00 am , by

As 2013 comes to a close, our “Best Recipe Ever” contest is also complete!  Throughout the year we have honored a new recipe each week and now it is time to narrow down all these delicious dishes to one $10,000 Grand Prize winner!

The judges are pouring through the finalist recipes and a winner will be announced in January 2014.

In the meantime, take a look at the finalists and tell us YOUR favorite!  Leave a comment below, share the recipe on Facebook or Twitter, or Pin a photo of your favorite recipe on Pinterest.

Salad:  “Santa Fe Salsa Salad”  http://www.betterrecipes.com/blogs/daily-dish/2013/01/17/best-salad-ever/

Italian:  “Italian Chicken with Pine Nut Gremolata”  http://www.betterrecipes.com/blogs/daily-dish/2013/01/24/best-italian-recipe-ever-italian-chicken-with-pine-nut-gremolata/

Banana Bread:  “Peanut Butter Cup Banana Bread”  http://www.betterrecipes.com/blogs/daily-dish/2013/01/29/best-banana-bread-ever-peanut-butter-cup-banana-bread/

Cocktail:  “Little Black Dress Cocktail”  http://www.betterrecipes.com/blogs/daily-dish/2013/02/07/little-black-dress-cocktail/

Chocolate:  “Amaretto Chocolate Cream Cheesecake”  http://www.betterrecipes.com/blogs/daily-dish/2013/02/12/amaretto-chocolate-cream-cheesecake/

Rice:  “Bacon Risotto”  http://www.betterrecipes.com/blogs/daily-dish/2013/02/22/best-rice-recipe-ever-bacon-risotto/

Pork Chop:  “Hawaiian Citrus Pork Chops”  http://www.betterrecipes.com/blogs/daily-dish/2013/02/28/best-pork-chop-ever-hawaiian-citrus-pork-chops/

Quinoa:  “Quinoa and Black Bean Burger Sliders”  http://www.betterrecipes.com/blogs/daily-dish/2013/03/07/best-quinoa-recipe-ever-quinoa-and-black-bean-burger-sliders/

Pancake:  “Cinnamon Bun Pancakes”  http://www.betterrecipes.com/blogs/daily-dish/2013/03/15/best-pancake-ever-cinnamon-bun-pancakes/ 

Mexican:  “Tinga Poblana Tacos”  http://www.betterrecipes.com/blogs/daily-dish/2013/03/21/best-mexican-recipe-ever-tinga-poblana-tacos/

Lamb:  “Marinated Lamb and Vegetable Kabobs”  http://www.betterrecipes.com/blogs/daily-dish/2013/03/28/best-lamb-ever-marinated-lamb-and-vegetable-kabobs/

Smoothie:  “Lemon Berry Avocado Green Tea Smoothie”  http://www.betterrecipes.com/blogs/daily-dish/2013/04/04/best-smoothie-ever/ 

Egg:  “Breakfast Sleepy Joe Bagels”  http://www.betterrecipes.com/blogs/daily-dish/2013/04/11/best-egg-recipe-ever-breakfast-sleepy-joe-bagels/

Chicken Breast:  “Bulgogi Lettuce Wraps”  http://www.betterrecipes.com/blogs/daily-dish/2013/04/19/best-chicken-breast-recipe-ever-bulgogi-lettuce-wraps/

Cupcake:  “Chocolate Cupcakes with Salted Caramel Frosting”  http://www.betterrecipes.com/blogs/daily-dish/2013/04/25/best-cupcake-ever-chocolate-cupcakes-with-salted-caramel-frosting/

Gluten-Free:  “Browned Butter Blueberry Oatmeal Cookies”  http://www.betterrecipes.com/blogs/daily-dish/2013/04/30/gluten-free-browned-butter-blueberry-oatmeal-cookies/

 

Breakfast:  “Southwest Breakfast Sundae”  http://www.betterrecipes.com/blogs/daily-dish/2013/05/11/best-breakfast-ever-southwest-breakfast-sundae/

Sandwich:  “Ultimate BLT”  http://www.betterrecipes.com/blogs/daily-dish/2013/05/17/best-sandwich-ever-the-ultimate-blt/

Fish:  “Caprese Style Grilled Cod Rolls”  http://www.betterrecipes.com/blogs/daily-dish/2013/05/23/best-fish-recipe-ever-caprese-style-grilled-cod-rolls/

Vegan:  “Pasta with Kale in Lemon Cashew Sauce”  http://www.betterrecipes.com/blogs/daily-dish/2013/05/30/best-vegan-recipe-ever-pasta-with-kale-in-lemon-cashew-sauce/

Burger:  “Retro Diner Burger”  http://www.betterrecipes.com/blogs/daily-dish/2013/06/06/best-burger-ever-retro-diner-burger/

Cookie:  “Italian Ravioli Cookies”  http://www.betterrecipes.com/blogs/daily-dish/2013/06/13/best-cookie-ever-italian-ravioli-cookies/

Steak:  “Asian Steak with Cucumber and Napa Cabbage Salad”  http://www.betterrecipes.com/blogs/daily-dish/2013/06/20/best-steak-ever/

Bundt Cake:  “Double Chocolate Mini Bundt Cake”  http://www.betterrecipes.com/blogs/daily-dish/2013/06/27/best-bundt-cake-ever-double-chocolate-mini-bundt-cakes/

Pasta Salad:  ”Panzanella Pasta Salad”  http://www.betterrecipes.com/blogs/daily-dish/2013/07/04/best-pasta-salad-ever-panzanella-pasta-salad/

Tomato:  “Roasted Bruschetta”  http://www.betterrecipes.com/blogs/daily-dish/2013/07/11/bruschetta/

Dessert:  “Chocoholics Cheesecake”  http://www.betterrecipes.com/blogs/daily-dish/2013/07/16/best-dessert-ever-chocoholics-cheesecake/

Brownie:  “Ombre Brownies”  http://www.betterrecipes.com/blogs/daily-dish/2013/07/16/best-dessert-ever-chocoholics-cheesecake/

Pizza:  “Mediterranean Summertime Pizza”  http://www.betterrecipes.com/blogs/daily-dish/2013/08/01/best-pizza-ever-mediterranean-summertime-pizza/

Bean:  “Santa Fe Bean and Barley Salad”  http://www.betterrecipes.com/blogs/daily-dish/2013/08/09/bean-salad/

Berry:  “Triple Berry Brown Betty”   http://www.betterrecipes.com/blogs/daily-dish/2013/08/16/best-berry-recipe-ever-triple-berry-brown-betty/

Meatball:  “Mexican Meatball Tacos”   http://www.betterrecipes.com/blogs/daily-dish/2013/08/23/best-meatball-recipe-ever-mexican-meatball-tacos/

Chocolate Chip:  “Almond Joy Muffins”  http://www.betterrecipes.com/blogs/daily-dish/2013/08/29/best-chocolate-chip-recipe-ever-almond-joy-muffins/

Peanut Butter:  “Peanut Streusel Pumpkin Pound Cake”  http://www.betterrecipes.com/blogs/daily-dish/2013/09/05/best-peanut-butter-recipe-ever/

Low-Carb:  “Stuffed Mushrooms”  http://www.betterrecipes.com/blogs/daily-dish/2013/09/13/best-low-carb-recipe-ever-stuffed-mushrooms/

CopyCat:  “Panda Express Orange Chicken”  http://www.betterrecipes.com/blogs/daily-dish/2013/09/21/best-copy-cat-recipe-ever-panda-express-orange-chicken/

Appetizer:  “Sweet and Spicy Appetizer Clusters”  http://www.betterrecipes.com/blogs/daily-dish/2013/10/03/best-appetizer-ever-sweet-and-spicy-appetizer-clusters/

Crisp/Cobbler:  “Apple Berry Crisp”  http://www.betterrecipes.com/blogs/daily-dish/2013/10/04/best-crisp-recipe-ever/

Chicken Legs/Thighs:  “Moroccan Chicken Thighs”  http://www.betterrecipes.com/blogs/daily-dish/2013/10/11/moroccan-chicken-thighs/

Quick and Easy:  “Speedy African Peanut Chicken”  http://www.betterrecipes.com/blogs/daily-dish/2013/10/17/best-quick-and-easy-recipe-ever/

Mac and Cheese:  “Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese”  http://www.betterrecipes.com/blogs/daily-dish/2013/10/25/best-mac-and-cheese-ever/

Pumpkin:  “Pumpkin Caramel Layer Bars”  http://www.betterrecipes.com/blogs/daily-dish/2013/10/31/best-pumpkin-recipe-ever-pumpkin-caramel-layer-bars/

Slow Cooker:  “CrockPot Tamale Pie”  http://www.betterrecipes.com/blogs/daily-dish/2013/11/07/crockpot-tamale-pie/

Pie:  “Double Chocolate Pecan Pie”  http://www.betterrecipes.com/blogs/daily-dish/2013/11/17/double-chocolate-pecan-pie/

Turkey:  “Leftover Turkey Lettuce Wraps”  http://www.betterrecipes.com/blogs/daily-dish/2013/11/21/leftover-turkey-lettuce-wraps/

Side Dish:  “Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon Vinaigrette”  http://www.betterrecipes.com/blogs/daily-dish/2013/11/26/roasted-brussels-sprouts-with-bacon-vinaigrette/

Soup:  “Curried Lentil Soup”  http://www.betterrecipes.com/blogs/daily-dish/2013/12/06/curried-lentil-soup/

Also, don’t forget that we will also be honoring the “Ultimate Reader’s Choice” Recipe as well!  You can browse the finalists and vote for your favorite here:  http://www.betterrecipes.com/contests/2013-annual-readers-choice-contest

The recipe with the most number of votes will receive $1,000!

Best Blogger Recipes Ever!

4 Comments | Written on August 5, 2013 at 5:00 am , by

Exciting announcement this week for Better Recipes!  Drumroll please….

In addition to our $10,000 “Best Recipe Ever” weekly contest, we have added a new monthly contest specifically designed to reach out to the blogging community!

There are so many outstanding bloggers out there, we are looking to feature some of you on BetterRecipes.com as well as in print.  Each month we will have a new theme for the “Best Blogger Recipes Ever” contest.  August is all about SMOOTHIES!

All you have to do is upload your favorite smoothie recipes here, and you have a chance at an amazing prize package.

$1,000 CASH –  Need some new photography equipment or dying to attend a blogger conference?  Maybe you are just looking for a new way to monetize your blog and those creative recipes!  This cash will go a long way to help you reach your blogging goals.

1-page feature in “Eat Well, Lose Weight” magazine – The winning “Editor’s Choice” recipe, selected by a qualified panel of food experts here at Meredith Corporation, will receive a 1-page feature in an upcoming publication!  There will be a photo of you and your winning recipe, as well as information about you and your blog.  This is a phenomenal way to see yourself in print, build your blogging resume, and expose your website to a wide audience.  If you are looking to take your blog to the next level, this is the opportunity you have been waiting for.

Questions:

Q:  Can I use recipes and photos that have been posted on my blog?

A:  Yes!  As long as the recipes and photos are your original work, you can feel free to enter them in our contest.  You can also come up with new recipes as well.

Q:  Who judges these recipes?

A:  There are actually two ways to win!  The “Editor’s Choice” winner will be determined by a qualified panel of food experts here at Meredith Corporation.  This recipe will win $1,000 and be featured in the magazine.  There is also another $1,000 “Reader’s Choice” winner.  This recipe is voted on by the Better Recipes audience, so feel free to post a link to your entry on your blog and social media if you want to vie for the “Reader’s Choice” prize!

Q:  I’m not a blogger, can I still enter?

A:  Of course!  If you have great recipes to share, we want to see them.  You never know, maybe your recipe contest success will inspire you to start a blog one day!

You have until August 31st, so get those creative juices flowing!

Official Rules

Entry Tips:

How to Write a Recipe

How to Win a Recipe Contest

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Best Lamb Ever

1 Comment | Written on March 17, 2013 at 5:00 am , by

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

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

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

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Best Mexican Recipe Ever

1 Comment | Written on March 10, 2013 at 4:45 pm , by

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

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

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

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Best Pancakes Ever

No Comments | Written on March 3, 2013 at 5:00 am , by

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

This week the theme is “Pancakes”  Do you make the “Best Pancakes 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!

FAQ’s:

-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:  http://www.betterrecipes.com/contests

-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!

Best Quinoa Recipe Ever

No Comments | Written on February 24, 2013 at 5:00 am , by

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

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

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

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Best Pork Chop Ever

2 Comments | Written on February 17, 2013 at 5:00 am , by

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

This week the theme is “Pork Chops”  Do you make the “Best Pork Chops Ever?”  Enter today!

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

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Best Rice Recipe Ever

3 Comments | Written on February 10, 2013 at 4:16 pm , by

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

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

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

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Best Cocktail Ever Contest

3 Comments | Written on January 27, 2013 at 11:53 am , by

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

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

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

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