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Award-Winning Recipes

San Diego, California (NAPSI) - The next time friends and family tell you your cooking tastes like a million dollars, they may be right. Submit an original recipe to the 46th Pillsbury Bake-Off® Contest - bigger and better than ever for a chance to win $1 million. Just be sure your recipe:

• Uses seven ingredients or fewer (not including table salt, ground black pepper or water)

• Requires 30 minutes or less of active prep time, not including baking or cooling

• Uses at least two different eligible ingredients

• Fits into the Simple Sweets and Starters or Quick Rise and Shine Breakfasts categories

• Wows with its taste, appearance, creativity and consumer appeal.

Here’s a sweet example of one of last year’s winning recipes from Sarah Meuser of New Milford, Conn. that may help get you started:

Salted Caramel Macaroons
Prep Time: 30 Minutes
Total Time: 1 Hour, 25 Minutes
Makes 60 cookies

1 can (14 oz) Eagle Brand® Sweetened Condensed Milk

1 jar (12.25 oz) Smucker’s® Caramel Topping

1 cup Pillsbury BEST® All Purpose Unbleached Flour

1¼ teaspoons sea salt

2 bags (14 oz each) shredded coconut

1½ cups chopped pecans

1 cup semisweet chocolate baking chips

Heat oven to 325°F. Line 2 large cookie sheets with cooking parchment paper; spray with Crisco® Original No-Stick Cooking Spray. In large bowl, combine condensed milk, caramel topping, flour and ¾ teaspoon of the sea salt; mix well. Stir in coconut, pecans and chocolate chips until well mixed. Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls 1 inch apart onto cookie sheets. Lightly sprinkle tops with remaining ½ teaspoon sea salt. Bake 15 to 25 minutes or until golden brown. Immediately remove from cookie sheets to cooling racks. Cool completely, about 30 minutes. Store in airtight container.

Your family and friends can also choose which 100 recipes make it to the finals. To get complete contest rules, enter a recipe or vote for your favorite, visit www.bakeoff.com. Categories include Simple Sweets and Starters with an entry period from April 4 to May 9 and voting from June 13 to 27, and Quick Rise and Shine Breakfasts recipes can be sent between July 4 and Aug. 8 and voted on from Sept. 12 to 26.

Bake-Off is a registered trademark of General Mills© 2013. Eagle Brand, Smucker’s and Crisco are trademarks of The J.M. Smucker Company.

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