Congratulations to Denise Jones, aka legalcat, winner of the Make It Mini Challenge! Denise contributed several creative photos of treats she shrank down to pint size, including mini cinnamon rolls, tiny cannoli, and even BBQ salmon tacos. But it was her mini curry chocolate cupcakes with lemongrass frosting that most impressed us, for the innovative flavor combination and beautiful execution (though her adorable model didn't hurt either).
For her winning entry, Denise wins a prize package that includes a Fresh DVD set, a copy of my cookbook, The Food that You Crave, and a Kyocera ceramic knife, supplied by Cooking.com.
There was plenty of creativity to go around in this contest. Some of the other standouts included:
|The gorgeously photographed spring chicken pot pie by Culinary Kizzy
||Smoked salmon mini eggs benedict by PeskyOne, topped with shaved asparagus
|PieLove's strawberry shortcakes with fromage blanc.||MonicaJacobson's tiny flatbreads topped with pulled pork, vegetables, and feta.|
|the simple-but-luxurious slider burgers from khgagnon, topped with cheddar, roasted garlic mayo, and spinach leaves||The blood orange panna cotta by amazinc (which, like our winner, also featured a mini-sized model)|
Thanks to everyone who participated, and be sure to enter my next contest, Waste Not! Here, I'm challenging you to embrace your inner penny-pincher and create a dish out of those end pieces or trimmings that would otherwise end up in the trash. The creator of the best post will win a $200 gift card to MetroKitchen.com.