It’s been a while I know but the food challenge is back!  When I did a recent survey, much of the feedback had requested that I bring the food challenge back into play.  It was a lot of fun but at the time, I had a lot going on personally but am excited to get it going again and thanks to some amazing sponsors already, it’s gonna be a blast! I cannot wait to see your creativity so lets get this food challenge started!

**You DO NOT have to be a blogger to enter. There will be a form that non-bloggers can fill out to enter their recipe so everyone is welcomed to join in!


Participants will be asked to create an original recipe using the required ingredients in the current month’s challenge.  Participants will need to follow all the rules below.


Mandatory ingredients for January’s food challenge are:

  • Beer
  • Ham
  • Rosemary


Recipe submission deadline is January 28th, 2011 at 12pm CST. Voting begins on January 28th, 2011 at 12:01CST.


  • You must use ALL 3 of the ingredients given in the challenge with any other ingredients you want.
  • A photo is required of the final dish.
  • The recipe needs to be original, not copied.
  • Would love for all bloggers  participating to provide a link back to the homepage or to the Food Challenge post.  Grab code is available for you to use if you like.  All bloggers will need to leave their entry link in the linky below.

Once the contest closes, it reopens for voting. When the voting closes, three judges will pick from the top 5 recipes with the highest votes. Winner will be announced win the next Food Challenge begins!


The winner of the Food Challenge for January will receive a KitchenAid Waffle Baker from the Pro Line Series, valued at  $199, thanks to our sponsor, KitchenAid! FEATURES:

  • Baker produces two 7 1/2-inch diameter by 1 1/4 inch thick waffles
  • Double-sided, clamshell baking unit flips to provide uniform waffles with superb consistency
  • Stainless Steel and Die Cast Metal Construction
  • Constant Baking Temperature
  • Simple Controls
  • Non-stick waffle plates
  • Digital countdown timer
  • Automatic Shutoff
  • COOL REACHâ„¢ Design
  • 2 Year Hassle Free Replacement Warranty

KitchenAid is a household name that has been trusted or years because of the quality and sophisication of their products. I own several KitchenAid products myself including the sleek refrigerator, hand mixer, and of course the all mighty stand mixer. They offer everything a foodie would love.  Check out KitchenAid on Twitter | Facebook | Website

If you would like to sponsor a Food Challenge month, you can email me at [email protected] with food challenge in the subject.


*NONBLOGGERS -If you do not have a blog but want to participate, you may submit your recipe here if you don’t have a place to upload your photo (or know how).  Flickr and Photobucket are great thought if you do want to have your own place to upload photos. Then you can just upload, write the recipe with your photo and grab the URL and add to the linky.  Either way, I’ll help you all I can.

*BLOGGERS -Leave the url to your recipe in the linky below.



Good luck to all who enter! Can’t wait to see your recipe creations!

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  1. Donna B. says

    OMG I have the PERFECT recipe for this! I’ve not added rosemary to it before though, but it should come out yummy. 3 day weekend coming up, perfect time to experiment :)

  2. Donna B. says

    *sigh* I didn’t get a chance to make my recipe. I have an awesome one for beer batter biscuits, I was going to add ham, cheese and rosemary. Looks like a couple of other people had the same idea!