Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Culinary Smackdown Battle—Cookies

It was a pleasant surprise to found out that I’ve won the February’s Culinary Smackdown Battle - Hand Held Meat "Pies" on Pretend Chef’s blog

My entry was Prosciutto di Parma with Smoke Gouda Crescent.  If you’re new to my blog or don’t remember these crescents, click here for the post.   There’s a video tutorial along with the recipe if you’re interested. 

Prosciutto and Smoke Gouda Crescent

To carry on the “tradition” being the Culinary Smackdown Battle winner, it is my honor to host the Culinary Smackdown Battle for March.  Since the theme for the past 2 months is savory dishes, I think it’s time for some sweet treats.  One of my favorite sweet treats to make is cookies.  So, it will be the theme for this month’s battle.

Culinary Smackdown Battle - Cookies will be held throughout the month of March. Entries submission starts on March 1st, 2011 through March 29th, 2011. I will be announcing the winner on March 31st. To enter the contest, simply link up your entry below.  One entry per person please, and don’t forget to link back to this post on your recipe post so others can see what sweet treats were cooking back here. 

The cookie entry doesn't have to be a new creation.  It could be a previous blog post you already have.  The Smackdown Battle is open to anyone, anywhere in the world.  I'll select the winner at the end of the month and the winner will host the next month's contest.  The main purpose for this "Battle" is for fun and get to know other bloggers and foodies out there.

Okay, we all need some incentives for contest, don’t we?  Here are the prizes for winning the the Culinary Smackdown Battle.

1) Giada De Larentiis Embroidered Apron – a $15 value

Apron

2) Home brand Potholder – a $5 value

Potholder

Giada De Larentiis is one of my favorite chefs from the Food Network, so I picked this beautiful apron as the prize along with the Potholder.  I think the green shade is pretty and perfect for spring.  Hope you like the prizes.  I'll be looking forward to seeing all of the wonderful treats you're going to submit.





91 comments:

  1. This looks so tempting, absolutely delicious.

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  2. Congratulations Amy! Thanks for sharing the tutorial, looks so delicious :)

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  3. Does it have to be an original created recipe or can it be one we got from a cookbook or other site?

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  4. Doesn't have to be an original recipe. If you get the recipe from a cookbook or inspired by another food blog, simply give them credit will do. :) Also, it doesn' have to be a new creation on your blog post. You can pick your favorite cookie from your previous post too.

    Amy

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  5. Congratulations Amy on winning the contest. I will try to participate.

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  6. Thank you, Katerina. I look forward to seeing your entry! :)

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  7. Congratulations, Amy! Your winning entry sure looks delicious!

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  8. Congratulations!1 Looks like a winner - I'd be happy to test it out.

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  9. Congratulations! Looks delicious! Beautiful color apron! I always wear an apron while baking, but don't have a turquoise one yet, so my fingers are crossed. Thanks for hosting this contest.

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  10. Amy , first of all , am soo happy to meet u in blogosphere , ur kind and sweet , which i love!
    Thannxx a bunch for letting me know , i sure will be here, i cant think of which cookie to send u since i can send only 1 entry!
    Maybe i can write 1 post with many cookies , lol:-)
    Ok does it have to be posted in march only or can it be a back post too?

    Congratulations on the wonderful win , u certainly deserve it with a creation that beautiful and delightfully delicious!

    U have a v wonderful blog and am totally enjoying going thru all the posts galore.
    Happy sunshine with love!
    And yeah have added my email address so i dont miss any posts here !

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  11. Good job on winning the February contest. I do plan on submitting a recipe thanks and see you at the smackdown!

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  12. Amy, now you are speaking my language, I love cookies! Congrats on winning last month.
    -GIna-

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  13. Congratulations!!! That looks wonderful, you definitely deserve it. Those are some awesome prizes. Thank you for your comment on my blog, I appreciate it!

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  14. Congratulations on winning! That is great! I am glad I stopped by today to hear your good news and see what you are doing. By the way, I have a contest giveaway on my blog you might find fun. Take a look. triumphandtears.blogspot.com

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  15. @ Sugar Plum Fairy: The post doesn't have to be posted in March. It could be your previous creation and that's totally fine. Hope to see your entry soon!

    Amy

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  16. Hey Amy,

    Thanks so much for stopping by and inviting me to join! Congrats on winning the contest, they look delicious!

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  17. Amy you're going to have your work cut out for you with trying to decide on a winner! I don't have any cookie recipes yet to link so I'll need to get in the kitchen and come up with something to make and link! Great theme!

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  18. Thank you for inviting me to link up. The post you saw actually had cherry rolls on it. But this cookie recipe is my all time favorite. Cookies are my one downfall. I'm going to be in such big trouble with all the yummy looking ones alread on here!

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  19. Congratulations and thanks for inviting me to participate! I'm definitely going to :)

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  20. Congrats on your win, my dear! That is fantastic and it looks soo yummy:) Happy Tuesday

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  21. Congrats, Amy! Thanks for inviting me over to your smackdown for cookies :O)

    Marie @ That Girl Can Cook!

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  22. Thanks for the sweet comment and invite to link up! Looks like fun!

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  23. What fun, Amy! I've got something in mind...:)

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  24. P.S. I can see why you won the previous contest!

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  25. Thanks for inviting me! Glad you think the whole lemon bars are neat :)

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  26. Hi Amy,

    Thanks for the invite!! :)I LOVE cookies!

    -Marissa
    http://noraisinsonmyparade.com

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  27. I'll definitely play along...thanks, Amy!

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  28. I'm linked up. Thanks for hosting!!!

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  29. Thanks Amy! I just linked up my Toasted Coconut Chocolate Chunk Cookies...which reminds me that I need to make them again! :)

    http://eatrunread.blogspot.com

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  30. Congratulations Amy! Your winning dish looks and sounds delicious, I'm going to try it out :) Thanks so much for having me!!

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  31. I'll try to sneak a recipe in there soon!
    xo

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  32. Thank you for the invite. I added the wrong link. Sorry. I will add the other one next time

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  33. hey, I'll be back with a link to a new post, and to check out the other links here. thanks! here's a previous post of mine about freezing cookie dough:
    http://bettermebetterworld.blogspot.com/2010/12/frozen-homemade-cookie-dough-like-money.html

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  34. @ Lisa: no problem. Feel free to change it up. :)

    @ Dmarie: Oh yeah, I love freezing cookie dough this way too. You can have a few freshly baked cookies any time you want. :)

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  35. This looks like fun and the recipes look great. Thanks for inviting us to join.

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  36. Amy I love these round up look delicious and amazing!!I love Giada apron is nice!! gloria

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  37. Hi Amy! Thanks for letting me know about the link up. I love joint link ups, especially the sweet treats ones. So far you have some amazing looking goodies.

    Congratulations! Your crescents look delicious:)

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  38. Thanks for the invite. I have so many cookie recipes that I love. I chose to enter the Chocolate Dipped Strawberry Cookies because they will be perfect this Spring and Summer and are cute and easy to make.

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  39. How fun! I entered my favorite cookies! The cherry peppermint tassy cookies. They are wonderful and everyone raves about them, thanks!

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  40. Hi Amy! Thanks for visiting me and inviting me to join! As you saw, I linked up. And, you've got yourself a new follower :)

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  41. Amy ~ thanks so much for inviting me to join in! I've added my chocolate peanut butter cup cookies to the link! Wow,..a whole month of cookie recipes! This is going to be so much fun!

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  42. I look forward to seeing all the cookie differant recipes. I posted the Chocolate Mint Truffle Cookies, melt in your mouth good. Thanks for the invite, I look forward to looking through the posts and recipes!

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  43. Hi Amy! Thanks for inviting me to link to my cookie recipe. It was difficult to choose my favorite but I decided to share my Pecan Pie Cookie. It is a thumbprint style cookie and tastes just like pecan pie. My recipe is gluten free, but it can be made with "regular" flour if you don't have an issue with gluten.

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  44. Thank you for inviting me to your smack down! I can't wait to see all the cookies!
    I'm a cookie eater, but not a maker. My hands have arthritis so I stick to things I can easily mix or blend. I did just make Girl Scout thin mint brownies though...from Cookie Madness site. They are wonderful!!! Husband stirs ingredients and washes pans. His reward: he gets to eat !

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  45. Thanks for the invite! I linked up my FAVORITE cookies! Yummy Chocolate Chip Cookies. :)

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  46. Thank you so much for telling me about this fun Culinary Smackdown! I am your newest follower & FB Fan! I love your blog and photos!

    Feel free to add a recipe to my Blog Hop -

    http://www.makeaheadmealsforbusymoms.com/melt-in-your-mouth-monday-2/

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  47. I just linked up with Apple Jacks Cookies. This smackdown looks like so much fun. Great idea. I can't wait to see all the rest of the entries.

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  48. Congratulations on your win with those crescents, they look amazing!! Love the combo of flavors. Thanks for hosting the next smackdown, and picking COOKIES! One of my faves as well, how fun! :)

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  49. Congratulations Amy - the crescents sound yummy!!!
    Thanks for inviting me, I love baking cookies too and had a hard time choosing just one...but here we go, Almond Cardamom & Rose water cookies!
    You have a lovely blog :)

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  50. Congrats! I love a cook off! Hmmm.. will have to ponder my entry! Thanks for the invite!

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  51. Thanks for the invite and congrats to you! Looking forward to checking out some of these yummy recipes.

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  52. What a great idea...thanks for the invite! So many goodies in one place...yikes! :)

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  53. Thanks for the invite! Happy to join, but please I prefer not to be included for prizes! Thanks! Your crescents look fantastic, a definite winner!

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  54. WOW, what an impressive turnout! Let me see what i can dig up in my archive to join in the fun :) thanks so much for the invite!

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  55. Congrats Amy those crescents look amazing!! Thank you for the invite to the smack down. As suggested I linked up the most simple but delicious recipe for brownie covered minit oreos. These were such a big hit!

    Ellen
    http:everydaysisters.blogspot.com

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  56. Thank you so much for inviting me over to participate! Those crescents really look delicious! I can't wait to browse through these cookie recipes!

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  57. Congrats on your win! Thanks for inviting me to participate!

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  58. Thank you so much for the invite :) This is so much fun!

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  59. Hi Amy,
    Thanks for your sweet message. I haven't posted in a few weeks because we just lost my father in law. Long story, but he was just diagnosed at the beginning of Feb and the cancer took him quickly. We believe it was God's mercy and we are grateful that he didn't have to suffer. It's been a tough month.

    That said, thanks for the invite! I would love to participate, but only hope my pic's can do me justice (wink)!

    Congratulations to you. You are certainly deserving! Thanks again for the invitation!
    xoxo

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  60. @ Lorraine: Really really sorry to hear about your lost. My deepest condolence and sympathy are with you and your family. I'm sure your father in law is in a better place and may peace be with him and the rest of the family. Please take good care of yourself and your loved ones during this tough time.

    Warm Regards,
    Amy

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  61. Hi Amy. This sounds like a lot of fun. Congrats on being a "smackdown" winner.

    Well, I submitted the sugar waffles - I don't know if they really classify as a cookie but you know - it's for fun right?!

    Hope to get to know you and your blog better :)
    Greetings from the Netherlands!

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  62. Congrat on winning! This is going to be fun! Can't wait to see all the good cookie recipes:)

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  63. Congrats on winning!!!!!! :) Hmmm I definitely want to enter - just have to figure out which recipe..

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  64. Congratulations! Thanks so much for hosting.

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  65. Holy Love of Cookies!!! Great contest going on !

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  66. Just added mine! thanks for filling me in... Such a great contest!!

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  67. Thanks for the invite. I added my favorite chocolate chip cookie bars! Can't wait to check out the other entries!

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  68. I don't have any cookie recipes to contribute, but I love this idea! wow, amazing variety! thanks Amy

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  69. Congratulations Amy!!! Thats awesome :)
    I'm so happy that you are hosting, I can't wait to try this one out :)
    Thanks so much!
    hugs
    Manni

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  70. Thanks for Inviting Amy, Love to see all varities of cookies here.

    I have submitted my cookies link here:

    http://yummyodds.blogspot.com/2011/02/sugar-spritz-cookies.html


    -Mythreyi
    Yum! Yum! Yum!

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  71. Thanks for the invite. Sounds exciting!

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  72. Thanks for your invitation Amy....

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  73. I am so sorry! I had no idea! I would love to submit my whoopie pies!

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  74. No problem, Claire. :) Just want to make sure we got THE entry you preferred to submit. Have a wonderful evening.

    Amy

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  75. Thanks Amy for the invite. I've just linked up mine :)

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  76. Congratulations Amy, I've just added my cookie recipe..a busy time for everyone at the moment but look forward to checking out the other linked bloggers..Yvette x

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  77. Hi! Thanks for the invite! I linked up my Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies!
    Jo-Anna

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  78. Congratulations Amy, thanks for the invite, have linked up mine. This is going to be a great event. Happy hosting!

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  79. Congrats!! Thanks for inviting me to your contest too! Looks splendid; I added my link.

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  80. Hi Amy! Wow! I can't believe how many entries you have! I am so NOT a baker!!! I guess I am the crafter/sewer and you are the baker! Congrats on your win and have fun with this month's challenge.

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  81. Congrats on the win - that crescent looks absolutely divine! Also, thanks for the invite - I've linked up as entry #100! Great turnout - can't wait to check out all these cookies!

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  82. Congratulations Amy on the new Smackdown win! You really deserve that honor, your food is always amazing. Just look at all these wonderful cookies that you have here, this is great! I have brought you my Italian Sesame Seed Cookie, hope you enjoy them. Have a great Smackdown!
    Best Wishes,
    Miz Helen

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  83. Hi Amy! As I promised, I'm back and I linked up my cookie recipe for "Grandma Jesse's Real Scotch Shortbread"! Had a bit of difficulty getting the title on, so I shortened it for the link :) but hopefully it looks o.k. on your end! Thanks again for the invite!

    Wondering what you are having for dinner tonight?!! :) xo

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  84. Amy-Thanks for hosting. Your food always looks so amazing and all of the cookie recipes! WOW.

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  85. Hi, I found your site from following the CSBs. Wow, you've got a big task on your hands selecting a winner from so many good entries! I think your prizes esp the apron are fantastic incentives! I want the apron too but competing with more than a hundred cookies is just too intimidating, haha!

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  86. Thanks for the invitation Amy! All the cookies look great! I added my Tiramisu Flavored Ladyfingers. :)

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  87. Amy , i know i m so late , but had probs with adding my entry and thought will come back later and try , coz was so sure it was 31st march as the last day :-(
    Please do add me in too:-)
    Here is my link :-)
    http://brightmorningstarsfoodie.blogspot.com/2011/02/cookie-crumblejammers-r-cookies-in.html

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  88. @ Sugar Plum Fairy: Sorry but this contest was closed on March 29th as stated on the contest rules of this post. Hopefully, we'll have more fun contests similar to this one in the future. Plus, I'll have a GIVEAWAY on my blog real soon, so stay tuned. If you haven't sign up for my RSS feed or as a Follower, please do so. That way, you won't miss out on new posts, deadline reminders or new recipes in the future. Have a wonderful day.

    Amy

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  89. We missed it. Who won?
    Thank you Amy for leading such a fun contest. She and he have so enjoyed looking at all the contestants' blogs all month long!
    http://saidshesaidhe.blogspot.com/

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