Facebook LinkedIn Email Pinterest Twitter Instagram YouTube Icon Navigation Search Icon Main Search Icon Video Play Icon Plus Icon Minus Icon Check Icon Print Icon Note Icon Heart Icon Filled Heart Icon Single Arrow Icon Double Arrow Icon Hamburger Icon TV Icon Close Icon Sorted Hamburger/Search Icon

The Make It Mini Winner

Save to Recipe Box
Add Private Note
Saved Add to List

    Add to List

Add Recipe Note

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: 

Spring Chicken Pot Pie   Mini Eggs Benedict
The gorgeously photographed spring chicken pot pie by Culinary Kizzy   Smoked salmon mini eggs benedict by PeskyOne, topped with shaved asparagus
Strawberry Shortcake   Pulled Pork Flatbreads
PieLove’s strawberry shortcakes with fromage blanc.   MonicaJacobson’s tiny flatbreads topped with pulled pork, vegetables, and feta.
Mini Burgers   Blood Orange Panna Cotta
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


Leave a Comment


Leave A Comment

Your email address will not be published.


View All


Follow Fine Cooking on your favorite social networks

We hope you’ve enjoyed your free articles. To keep reading, subscribe today.

Get the print magazine, 25 years of back issues online, over 7,000 recipes, and more.