Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Real Women of Philadelphia (RWOP)

Bacon Me Crazy! Stuffed Chicken Breasts
Kraft, Philadelphia Cream Cheese and the beautiful Paula Deen (and her butter!) have all teamed up for an incredible contest.  Each week there's a different theme and dish classification and each recipe submitted must have at least 2 oz. of Philadelphia Cream Cheese.  There was a video contest, hosts were chosen, there's a cookbook in the works and EVERY DAY SOMEONE WINS $500! 
I found out a couple of weeks late, so I missed the first two entries, but as soon as I could, I started feverishly writing down, photographing and submitting my recipes in hopes of scoring in the cookbook and winning ALL the money $$$$$$ !!!!!!
I knew the competition would be rough...I watch Food Network A LOT and I've seen those bake-off challenges.  They're brutal! 
So, needless to say I was expecting cut-throat competition, school-girl drama, and lots of politics.  I went in with my battle armor on and my nose in the air.  OOPS.
What I didn't realize, was that this was a beautiful COMMUNITY, full of gorgeous people who support, encourage and love each other...and their recipes!  There's no drama, no politics (from what I can see) and some of the biggest competitors, who've already taken home their winnings, are sticking around to kick us "newbies" in the pants and keep us going.
I can honestly say that I am SO proud of being one of Philly's Real Women, and I am truly honored and humbled by all the encouragement, support and recognition I've been given.  The 500 smackaroos I've been hoping for would now just be the icing on the cake to all the other wonderful doors this competition has opened for me. 
So if you're reading RWOPers, and I know you are,  this is a very special thanks and a big kiss and hug from ME,  Heather Christin McBroom Walker, aka Hoopfinity!
Below is a link to one of the recipes I submitted for an entree week (Anything Goes), Bacon Me Crazy!  Stuffed Chicken Breasts.

1 comment:

  1. Hey, Hoopfinity, love having you as a member of RWOP, it's only a matter of time before you become a winner too. Thanks for the kinds words!! Keep up the great work with the blog - I love reading it!