Monday, January 14, 2008

Prize-winning sweet taters

The North Carolina SweetPotato Commission is sponsoring its first national recipe contest for non-professional cooks.
The Get Fresh with North Carolina Sweet Potatoes Recipe Contest kicked off last September with a new Web site designated especially for this competition, click here for details.

The contest runs through April 15.

The Commission has received over 200 recipes since September.

There are four recipe categories: soups, salads, sides and sweets (desserts). A winner from each of the categories will receive $500 for his/her recipe. The grand prizewinner will be selected from the four category winners and will receive a cash prize of $3,000 making a total prize package of $5,000. The contest is open to U.S. residents who are not professional cooks.