New Contest? No Contest.

by Rachel on October 14, 2010

OK, so, bad news, you guys. I didn’t win the cooking contest on Sunday. Now, that’s fine — we knew it was a long shot. But this is the third defeat as of late — first there was no love for my Project Foodbuzz video (OK, yes, I said “anal probe” on camera, fine, I deserved that) and then no love for my Foodbuzz/Nature’s Pride mac and cheese (so unfair –I intentionally neutered that post!).

I realized, perhaps, that I’m just entering the wrong contests. And then I realized, Hmmm…maybe I should just create the perfect contest.

You know, a contest a girl like me would actually have a shot in hell of winning.

So the wheels started turning (seriously, like 20 minutes ago, I’m impulse posting here) and I started coming up with some ideas for challenges. Obviously, there would be a nothing-but-the-apron cooking challenge. And a cook-for-someone-you-just-banged challenge. Oh, and a super-easy-recipe-you-can-cook-drunk challenge. Or maybe just a you-can’t-even-taste-the-booze cocktail contest? A tell-me-how-much-you-love-food essay contest. Maybe a broke-ass-ho cheap dinner idea? And perhaps a give-me-your-best-double-entendre-laced-recipe finale.

And you wouldn’t have to be a blogger to enter. I’d make it so that anyone who likes spinning gold in the kitchen — or at least likes trying to — slash anyone whose dads read their blog could be a part of it.

See, this is why people like when I get riled up! I’m more fun this way.

Anyway, if enough people want to do it, I’ll organize it this weekend! Let me know if you’d be down for some good times in your kitchen over the next few weeks and I’ll make it happen.

{ 70 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Carolyn @ texaseats October 14, 2010 at 8:05 pm

I’m so in! I’m the type of gal if you host a belated Halloween party on my birthday I’ll show up in my birthday suit (deceivingly tight skin tone ungergarments of course.)

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2 Kim October 14, 2010 at 8:10 pm

Lovin’ the idea! I’d totally play :D

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3 Erica October 14, 2010 at 8:12 pm

I’ll do it!

Seriously. I would be all over this.

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4 Alicia at Poise in Parma October 14, 2010 at 8:13 pm

I’m totally in. Still can’t believe that video didn’t get you further in the Foodbuzz competition. I love the many ways you pull this community together!

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5 Rachel October 14, 2010 at 8:52 pm

Alicia — That comment made my day!

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6 @LeslieSColeman October 14, 2010 at 8:13 pm

That sounds like a lot of fun! I’m in.

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7 Cate @ My Running Ambition October 14, 2010 at 8:14 pm

Love your humor and would love to enter and play along!! I can impulse cook and maybe pull out a win!

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8 Emily October 14, 2010 at 8:14 pm

I would love it! I am novice in the kitchen but I enjoy a good challenge.

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9 Dallas October 14, 2010 at 8:14 pm

Yes, please!

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10 Exercise and Eat October 14, 2010 at 8:16 pm

I’m SO down!

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11 Runeatrepeat October 14, 2010 at 8:19 pm

I am super really crazy busy right now, but if I have a second you know I am down!

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12 Kendra October 14, 2010 at 8:20 pm

Totally in!

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13 Dori October 14, 2010 at 8:20 pm

Love this! I also want to say for the record that my friend Melissa made your mac & cheese and cannot stop raving about it. You really deserved to win that one.

I don’t have a kitchen that cooking can be done in, but I will support you by posing naked in an apron and taking a photograph.

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14 emily October 14, 2010 at 8:23 pm

Yay, I’d be interested.

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15 Eunice October 14, 2010 at 8:25 pm

This sounds fun! If you start it next week sometime I’m in. This weekend I will have nothing to cook with but a microwave and a iron. Unless you make one of the challenges cooking in a hotel room, don’t think I can make that work.

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16 Chase October 14, 2010 at 8:27 pm

I’m in! Total amateur, but learning!

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17 One healthy apple October 14, 2010 at 8:36 pm

I am so in! This sounds way fun and more my style!

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18 Manon October 14, 2010 at 8:39 pm

LOVE this idea!!!!!

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19 Rachel October 14, 2010 at 8:50 pm

I had a feeling you would!

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20 Janna October 14, 2010 at 8:41 pm

YES!!!

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21 Katie October 14, 2010 at 8:42 pm

So in… although I would have to travel for “nothing-but-the-apron cooking challenge” or “cook-for-someone-you-just-banged challenge.” Cause I live at home and the “someone I just banged” is in another city.

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22 Rachel October 14, 2010 at 8:51 pm

Well, you don’t have to have technically just banged them. I mean, we all know I sext baking pics. It can be a recipe to be shared on your next trip!

Or perhaps you can get dirty on Skype and then get in the kitch?

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23 Robyn October 14, 2010 at 9:50 pm

The “someone I just banged” challenge could hereby be modified to “someone I just flashed on Chatroulette” challenge, perhaps?

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24 Meredith @ An Epic Change October 14, 2010 at 8:42 pm

Online shopping for an apron already.

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25 Dori October 14, 2010 at 8:48 pm

I am borrowing one that says “Erica” on it

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26 Rachel October 14, 2010 at 8:50 pm

Thanks for my second literal LOL tonight!

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27 stephanie October 14, 2010 at 8:46 pm

I’m totally in. This is a great idea!

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28 @MelKrak October 14, 2010 at 9:00 pm

AHH you’re brilliant Rachel. As I tweeted, I would even get OFF facebook stalking and ONTO blogging for this :)
You could even rock a sexy ref outfit for the “judging” posts

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29 Rachel October 14, 2010 at 9:03 pm

omg…literally just laughed out loud at that…and then the wheels started turning again!!

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30 Missy Maintains October 14, 2010 at 9:01 pm

I’m in! I want to get naked in my cherry apron!

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31 Kristen October 14, 2010 at 9:04 pm

I’ve never commented before, but I totally meant to comment on that mac n’ cheese post! I had a terrible week and I was walking through Wal-mart (of all places) and decided I needed to cook something to make me feel better. That recipe immediately popped into my head and I couldn’t resist! It was DELICIOUS. Loved it for real. And definitely impressed my guest that I invited over to cook it with me!

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32 Rachel October 14, 2010 at 9:05 pm

That is awesome!! Seriously, thanks for letting me know — I love hearing things like that.

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33 Jo October 14, 2010 at 9:09 pm

Not only did I make and LOVE the mac and cheese recipe you posted – seriously the best mac and cheese I have ever made – but I am currently making the blondies you posted the other night for my husband. Who I just banged.

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34 Rachel October 14, 2010 at 9:15 pm

I wish there was a LIKE button for comments. Seriously. <3 <3 <3

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35 Aj October 14, 2010 at 9:10 pm

Drinking, banging, cooking, eating, and undressing all in one? This contest was made for me! You have the best ideas, ever.

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36 Mandy October 14, 2010 at 9:13 pm

Those sound like fun contests. Something i’d actually be excited to enter!

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37 Paige October 14, 2010 at 9:13 pm

Ooh, I’m interested! I’ve been totally uninspired in the kitchen since forever, and as much as I enjoy looking at food porn on other blogs, I’m also completely intimidated to attempt to try to and make things that could even be half as awesome as the photos I see (yours included. seriously.).

SO count me in. I am all about food-related quests where I don’t have to take myself too seriously.

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38 Jaclyn October 14, 2010 at 9:48 pm

I’d love to! Let’s do it!

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39 Elisabeth October 14, 2010 at 9:55 pm

I’m so in… Except that I’m going to be kitchenless for a few weeks. Visiting the boyfriend… And although I’m sure he’d love (major understatement) all aspects of nothing-but-the-apron cooking, cooking after banging, and now that I think about it, pretty much any kind of cooking that leads to yummy food, I think the difficulty of such tasks would be out of my league since he shares a kitchen with lots of people… Yeah. That sounds like trouble waiting to happen.

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40 JoAnne October 14, 2010 at 10:20 pm

I brand new to your blog (okay, so I’ve been creepin for like a week), but I would love to be in a little contest action! I’m totally in love with your blog by the way.

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41 chandra October 14, 2010 at 10:26 pm

I’m not sure I’ll have time with my crazy schedule, but I’ll sure as hell *try* to make the time to enter a fun contest! :)

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42 Katie October 15, 2010 at 1:00 am

Hmm. I think I’m down [to get down].

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43 MelissaNibbles October 15, 2010 at 3:36 am

I’m in! Not this weekend though, but I’ll definitely enter a future contest!!

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44 Christie {Honoring Health} October 15, 2010 at 5:34 am

I love this idea! Of course, I don’t think I could do the just banged one since we totally bail on cooking and eat lazy cereal in bed after.

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45 Lauren at KeepItSweet October 15, 2010 at 5:48 am

i’d definitely be interested!!

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46 Amber October 15, 2010 at 7:34 am

I am definitely in! I love that you are opening it up to non-bloggers! Yay!

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47 marie October 15, 2010 at 7:42 am

love it!!!! I’d totally be in! yes please :)

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48 shelby @ eatdrinkrun October 15, 2010 at 7:43 am

Like swim wear, my friend. In there.

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49 Suzanne October 15, 2010 at 8:01 am

Oh girl, I’m always down for some fun in the kitchen ;) This is a great idea!

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50 Stephanie October 15, 2010 at 8:20 am

My boyfriend just informed me that I’m definitely in on this contest!

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51 Heather October 15, 2010 at 8:33 am

Welllll, since you said email submissions are allowed (because my dad, does indeed read my blog, thanks for that! haha), I might very well be in! Need to find a cute apron though…

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52 Jess-The Semi Abnormal Gal October 15, 2010 at 9:13 am

Bring it!

PS. Those “Next Top Food Bloggers” or whatever are too square for you….I loved your entry!

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53 Lori October 15, 2010 at 9:23 am

Heh, you crack me up! I’m so in like Flynn.

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54 Heather October 15, 2010 at 9:25 am

i want to be a guest judge. because i know your readers will bring it ;)

but seriously – this is a contest I could get behind. And not just in the big spoon little spoon sense of behind. ahem .

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55 Caitlin October 15, 2010 at 11:26 pm

LLOLs!

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56 Summer October 15, 2010 at 9:46 am

Oh, it is on. It is on, till the break of dawn. I’m in.

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57 Betsy October 15, 2010 at 10:29 am

I’d be down!!!

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58 Rachel October 15, 2010 at 10:52 am

Can there be a baking challenge???? Because then I’m definitely in!

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59 Kim October 15, 2010 at 11:37 am

I’m a non-blogger and I am in. The apron cooking challenge will give me the push I need to buy an apron finally, plus the hubby is going to love that one!

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60 Kim October 19, 2010 at 3:01 pm

So I bought the apron and it is SO cute. I didn’t think there could be an apron this cute. I won’t say anything else, just that I am stoked for this!

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61 Retta @ RunRettaRun October 15, 2010 at 11:59 am

Totally love this and it’s not a total popularity contest! I must buy an apron!

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62 Liz @ Blog is the New Black October 15, 2010 at 12:29 pm

Love this idea, and just the fact that you used “double entendre”!

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63 Kirstie October 15, 2010 at 1:14 pm

I would totally be in! I am a new reader and have really been enjoying your blog! :) You are just fabulous, Rachel! :)

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64 zenlizzie October 15, 2010 at 1:25 pm

I like this! I feel like smaller, niche competitions suit me better. Maybe.

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65 genesis October 15, 2010 at 1:32 pm

totally down for a good time! im in.

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66 lucy October 15, 2010 at 1:48 pm

Yes, please!

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67 Allison October 15, 2010 at 6:31 pm

Love it!! I live with my parents right now and have a barely functioning kitchen, but I’m all over the “can’t taste the liquor” one (would these have to be all new recipes, though?)

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68 Theodora October 15, 2010 at 7:48 pm

I like the idea of this contest. It sounds like it includes both hard-core cooks like yourself and I-live-in-Manhattan-what’s-a-kitchen? cooks like myself. And booze. Even I can’t ruin a cocktail.

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69 jenna October 15, 2010 at 10:41 pm

Jesus Christ, I love the names of those challenges. I’m going to need people to create amazing recipes for all of them, asap.
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70 Cindy October 19, 2010 at 6:58 pm

Don’t know if it’s too late (I’m catching up on posts!), but I think I’d be down and dirty with this!

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