|I have to thank my son, Michael, as he took most of the pictures for me. It was nice not having to worry about taking pictures with all the goings on so THANKS Michael! Just wish he was in a few more pictures!|
|It was so nice having my family with me in Vegas. After all those three people are why I love to cook/bake! We were picked up from the airport in Vegas style, a limo!|
Once I was done, I was able to look around and realized a lot of contestants were still cooking. A few people told me later they had to make their recipe three times because the ovens didn't cook like their home ovens and they had a few issues.
Once we are done we can walk around and taste samples. After trying a few, I was full! I have no idea how the judges do it! We now had some free time to rest up before getting ready for the Dinner and Awards Ceremony.
|Champagne! Great way to start the party!|
|At this point, I think, everyone is thinking….It could be me! I know I did! It's fun to dream!|
|First Course - Grilled Vegetables & Pesto, Marinated Heirloom Tomatoes with Champagne Vinaigrette|
|Second Course - Butternut Squash Soup with Sage Croutons|
|Dual Entree - Grilled Filet of Beef and Striped Bass|
|Dessert - Glazed Gianduja Chocolate Bar with Vanilla Berries|
Padma Lakshmi, also hosted the Dinner and Awards Ceremony. Dinner and the entertainment was great! Now time for the Awards. And the winner is…..
Glori Springs of Nevada won $1 million with her
Loaded Potato Pinwheels.
2nd Place - Sheila Suhan of Scottdale, Pa., with Easy Caprese Pizza Bake
3rd Place - Antoinette Leal of Ridgefield, Conn., with Cherry Almond Brunch Tart
GE Innovation at Work Award - Kellie White of Valley Park, Mo., for Honey Sesame Bagels
JIF Peanut Butter Award - Kim Doyle Wille of Carbondale, Co., for Thai Shrimp Pizza
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|The End. Not really! I have one more time that I can enter and enter I will. I already have an idea! Who knows, maybe I'll get selected for the 47th in Nashville. If not, I'll keep trying!|