Taste of Home Kicks Off Search to Find Mrs. Holiday

image002.jpegI don’t know about you, but I am completed addicted to singing shows, dance contests, modeling competitions and food challenges but with the TV season ending soon, I have to say I’m going to be suffering from some serious overnight star withdrawal. Good thing I just found out about a new competition hosted by Taste of Home that even I can enter. I mean I do make a scrumptious Thanksgiving turkey and a mean matzoh ball soup!
The craftiest, most creative and culinary-savvy woman in America will get her due when Taste of Home crowns its first-ever Mrs. Holiday as the brand’s holiday spokesperson. The entertaining brand will be going where no publishing company has gone before in this search for the best holiday cook in America— and the winner, appearing as the magazine’s spokesperson, will win $50,000.
Taste of Home’s search for Mrs. Holiday isn’t just another talent competition–it’s a new kind of pageant that showcases the women who make the holidays spectacular for all of us.
Recognizing the enormity of the holidays to peoples’ personal lives and the U.S. economy, Taste of Home has begun a nationwide search on Facebook.com/TasteofHome to identify candidates for the position of Mrs. Holiday, a spokesperson role at the company, which includes a $50,000 payment. “Mrs. Holiday will be a new type of pageant queen,” said Taste of Home editor-in-chief Catherine Cassidy. “She’s an advocate, an ambassador and an inspiration who cooks for her family to bring everyone around the table at the holidays. She’s got memorable recipes combined with a celebration attitude.”
To audition for the role of Mrs. Holiday, women age 18 or older must visit Facebook.com/TasteofHome to enter a virtual pageant. There they can submit a video entry of no more than two minutes to show/tell us how they bring the holidays to life and convince us why they should be Taste of Home’s Mrs. Holiday. They also should submit a signature holiday recipe in 200 words or less. The full entry rules and instructions are provided at Facebook.com/TasteofHome. All entries will receive a free chocolate chip cookie recipe as a thank you for auditioning.

Take Back the Kitchen with Alma Schneider

My kids went NUTS for my friend Jill’s simple and delicious meatballs. Low fat, tasty alone or with pasta. I made them with spinach linguine and a simple red sauce. Enjoy!
Jill’s Turkey Meatballs:
1 lb dark meat turkey-ground
3/4 cup red marinara sauce
3/4 cup breadcrumbs
1 egg
fresh chopped rosemary
fresh chopped parsley
olive oil for sauteeing
Combine wet ingredients in a bowl and dry ingredients in another. Combine and shape into 1 inch size balls
Sautee in olive oil
For more great recipes from Alma Schneider, visit her at Take Back the Kitchen.