Contest Closed. The lucky randomly chosen winner is #13, Sharon! Congratulations, Sharon--enjoy! Thank you to all of you that entered, and stay tuned for more good food and fun giveaways.
Growing up in New England, Hood Dairy is one of the traditions that I grew up with. Hood milk was always in the fridge, and Hood ice cream was usually the brand of choice to be found in the freezer.
The first Hood farm was in Derry, NH, which isn’t far from me at all! Harvey Perley (H.P.) Hood started the farm to guarantee a supply of good wholesome milk. The milk was shipped by rail into the plant in Boston. He later opened more farms in MA to supplement the NH farm to meet the demand for the fresh milk. In fact, in Derry, there are references to Hood all over the place. I used to work in the Hood Plaza!
If you visit the Boston Children’s Museum (If you have kids and are in the area, it’s a total blast!), you’ll see the giant Hood bottle outside. In warmer months, you can get snacks and ice cream from the bottle! It’s a New England tradition. If you look closely to the right of the top of the bottle, you can see a giant Arthur sitting on the yellow part of the building! I love Arthur.
The recipe contest, presented by Hood Sour Cream, is open to all amateur cooks from the six New England states – Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont. The grand prize winner will be awarded $10,000 and be featured in the 2011 New England Dairy Cook-Off recipe book.
Submitted recipes must be original and include at least one of the following Hood products: Hood Milk, Hood Simply Smart®, Hood Cream, Hood Sour Cream, Hood Cottage Cheese, Hood Country Creamer®, Hood EggNog and Hood Calorie Countdown®. Contestants may enter one or more of the following five categories - breakfast/brunch; soups/chowders; appetizers/side dishes; lunch/dinner (entrée); and dessert.
- Entries are due in by Monday, September 12th
- Semifinalist Selection will be on Monday, October 17th.
- The Cook-Off is on Sunday, November 6th.
The Hood New England Dairy Cook-Off is giving away a one night stay at The Portland Regency Hotel & Spa on November 5th and two tickets to the Cook-off on November 6th.
The historical Portland Regency Hotel is gorgeous! Have a look around. Portland, Maine is a beautiful town full of great food and shopping. Between you and me, if I were going, I’d book an extra day or two and make a mini vacation with the highlight being the Cook-Off on Sunday!
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I’ll choose a random winner on Monday, September 12th. That will give the winner plenty of time to plan for the trip.