Hood Calorie Countdown Cook-Off and Giveaway!

For those of you who know me you know I love competing in cooking competition and Hood Calorie Countdown cook-off was one I so wanted to be part of. It was off the hook I tell you, We were greeted with open arms (hugs) everyone was so excited to see us arrive they had a nice little spread for us to enjoy and relax before the cook-off in an awesome location what a great kitchen to be cooking in at a cook-off it had everything and I mean everything šŸ™‚ We all walked around and introduced each other prior to set up our kitchen area they gave us a good 30 minutes to do that and get organized with our ingredients “that was much appreciated”. Before the cook-off we had an introduction of the wonderful product “Hood Calorie Countdown Dairy Beverage” and its history by their lovely ambassador wow a product that has over 100 years of history you know itā€™s a delicious product! We were judge by Hood Calorie Countdown nutritionist eeeek no pressure lol just kidding it was so full of excitement. The judge and nutritionist for Hood Calorie Countdown also spoke to us as well prior to the cook-off introducing herself and her role for Hood Calorie Countdown and what she would be looking and not looking for in our recipes her too as lovely as she could be.
The Clock started and off we were cooking. Countdown all turned in their dishes. The judging was taken very serious. The winner was announced ā€œMEā€ my Sundried Tomato Smoked Gouda Mac & Cheese SoufflĆ© WON!! They had a table set us to sit and relax while we tasted each otherā€™s dishes family style it was such a nice end to a cook-off. I hope this will become an annual cook-off and if you have the opportunity to thrown in your recipe at a chance of making it at this cook-off I highly recommend trying it one of the best cook-off I have competed in.
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Cook-Off Highlights-

Macy’s Great American Grilling Guru competition

As you know I enter a lot of recipe contests and some are cook-offs. I was super excited to make the semi-finals for this cooking competition where we competed in Charlotte,NC this time and our judge was celebrity Iron Chef Cat Cora and what a treat to grill my Shrimp & Apricot Pork Tenderloin with a jalapeno apricot creamy sauce and have Cat judge it and she loved it but all three dishes were fantastic it was a hard decision for her. Although I didn’t win to go on to the finals I had a great experience and tons of fun! On to the next one…
ME BEFORE SHOWDOWN WITH BIG KNIFE_CROP

Me before the showdown with the other two

Me at the cook off in action

Me at the cook off rolling my pork tenderloin

Me at the cook off with host while prepping explaining my ingredients

Me at the cook off plating my dish

Me presenting my dish to Cat Cora at the showdown

Shrimp & Apricot Stuffed Grilled Pork Tenderloin with a JalapeƱo Apricot Cream Sauce