2023 Taste of Home – Cooking With Fire Recipe Contest

Entry Deadline: August 31, 2023
Categories: Recipe Contests
2023 Taste of Home – Cooking With Fire Recipe Contest

General Information

It’s time to bring the heat!

Send over your favorite flaming-delicious recipes that are grilled, smoked or even cooked over an open fire.

Ignite our curiosity—and taste buds—with your grilled oysters, smoked pork belly, foil-packed French dip sandwiches and Dutch oven dessert nachos. And don’t stop there! The more creative, the better.

Submit your best fiery dishes with 12 ingredients or fewer for a chance to win big.

Judging: The winner of the Contest will be determined by judging all qualifying entrants’ submissions based on the following criteria:
Taste: 25% –Does this recipe taste great with every bite? Does it have mass appeal? Would you want to make this recipe over and over again based on taste alone? Does it contain interesting, yet gratifying flavor combinations?
Visual Appeal: 25% –Does this recipe present beautifully on a plate or in a baking dish? Do your eyes make you want to eat this before you even smell or taste it?
Creativity: 25% –Is the recipe your original idea? Is the recipe reflective of unique twists to ingredient usage? Have you incorporated your personal touch to this recipe?
Crowd Appeal: 25% –Does your recipe appeal to fellow home cooks everywhere? Does the recipe have easy-to-find everyday ingredients and is it easy to make? Does the recipe have a story that will inspire many others to make it?

Prizes / Awards / Medals / Ribbons

Grand Prize (1) – $500.00
1st Place (1) – $300.00
2nd Place (1) – $150.00
3rd Place (1) – $75.00