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HubPages Cookbook Contest: Announcements & Questions

  1. Simone Smith profile image92
    Simone Smithposted 4 years ago

    http://blog.hubpages.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/cookbookcontest_620x158.png

    Hey everyone! I hope you're excited to participate in the HubPages Cookbook Contest! It comes with a boatload of great prizes, after all. wink

    PRIZES (62 PRIZES WORTH $3,600)
    $1400 in $50 Daily Drawing Prizes awarded to one randomly selected recipe entry every day of the contest
    $1400 in $50 Weekly Prizes awarded to the seven best recipe Hubs each week
    $100 Best Dessert Recipe Prize for the best dessert recipe Hub
    $100 Best Drink Recipe Prize for the best drink recipe Hub
    $100 Best Family Recipe Prize for the best family meal recipe Hub
    $100 Best Healthy Recipe Prize for the best healthy recipe Hub
    $100 Best Budget-Friendly Recipe Prize for the best budget-friendly recipe Hub
    $300 Grand Prize for the best overall recipe Hub

    If you want to enter this contest to win, be sure you read the entry requirements and rules on the official contest page.  To become better acquainted with our judges, stop by our blog. We'll be posting more in-depth interviews with them in the coming weeks.

    If your questions aren't answered there, feel free to ask them here! I'll see what I can do to point you in the right direction. smile

    Please do not post links to your recipe Hubs in this thread. There is a separate thread for sharing and discussing entries, which should make it easier for me to quickly find answer questions people post here.

    1. Victoria Lynn profile image88
      Victoria Lynnposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      What time on the 28th is the latest for entering recipes? thanks!

      1. HubPages profile image
        88
        HubPagesposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        As we say in the timing section of our contest page, the final deadline for entries is Thursday, June 28th at 12:00pm (PT), so there's stil time to submit!

        1. Victoria Lynn profile image88
          Victoria Lynnposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          Thanks! I appreciate it. I'd better finish my last few!

  2. Simone Smith profile image92
    Simone Smithposted 4 years ago

    Our first Daily Drawing winner is Low Calorie Lemonade - The Perfect Summer Drink by toomuchmint! Congrats, toomuchmint!

    Ah, I love contest months. GIVING AWAY MONEY IS SO MUCH FUN!!

    Though the recipes people entered today were quite great! I wish I could give $50 to a lot more than one.

    If you didn't win today, but submitted an entry, don't worry! You might still win one of the first week's seven Weekly Prizes, which are selected for their quality.

    1. pennylu profile image59
      pennyluposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Simone, I went to the "enter the contest" link in the rules section, and it isn't there.   What should I do to submit my recipe.  Thanks!  ~First timer (first time to hub a recipe and first time to enter a contest).

      1. Beth100 profile image84
        Beth100posted 4 years ago in reply to this

        What link????  I've read the entire page, and cannot find a link in order to start a new hub for the contest.

        I thought that you just had to create a new hub, post the link to the hub in the other thread and it would be automatically entered.


        Simone???  Help!!!  (or Jason..... HELP!!!!) 

        I've published my first but will hold off until I hear back.....

      2. Simone Smith profile image92
        Simone Smithposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        There is no link. Just publish Hubs using at least the Ratings Capsule set to recipe ratings as we direct you on the contest page. I'll paste those steps again for quick reference:

        COOKBOOK CONTEST - HOW TO ENTER
        Join HubPages
        Make sure you are enrolled in the HubPages Earnings Program (this is how we distribute winnings)
        Publish a recipe Hub using the Recipe Capsules, at the minimum, using the Ratings Capsule configured for a recipe

        1. LetitiaFT profile image83
          LetitiaFTposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          Thank you for answering this Simone, there were a lot of doubts and questions circulating about this over the weekend. We can all breath easy now. Thanks again.

        2. bushraismail profile image59
          bushraismailposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          Hello Simone,
          Well your not the first one I am asking this but let is be the last person.
          I published 2 hubs for the contest. 20 hours back. It still states 'submitted for publication' and its green.This has not happened when I published a hub a few days back. Is this new at HP?

          By what I read, hope my account is not deleted.

          Thank you.

          1. Simone Smith profile image92
            Simone Smithposted 4 years ago in reply to this

            Hey bushraismail! Not to worry. It looks like you've had a couple of Hubs moderated recently, and when that happens, sometimes new Hubs have to be reviewed before being published. So those Hubs will be published as soon as they're reviewed- and you don't have to worry about them not counting for the contest; the final submission deadline isn't until the 28th!

            1. bushraismail profile image59
              bushraismailposted 4 years ago in reply to this

              hmm.... smile
              Wish I could publish it straight away. coz' I try to publish on exact time. anyways ...I am happy..when will I get out of the black mark? hmm

              1. Simone Smith profile image92
                Simone Smithposted 4 years ago in reply to this

                Don't worry too much about exact marks with this contest- it'll all be fine! After you have published a bunch of Hubs that all meet HubPages' publishing standards and our moderation team sees that you're straight on all those details, you won't need to have your Hubs reviewed anymore. It's no big deal! smile

                1. bushraismail profile image59
                  bushraismailposted 4 years ago in reply to this

                  cool (I am wearing shades coz my eyes are puffy from.....hmm)

                  hehe......thanx simone... wonder when that day will be.

    2. Austinstar profile image76
      Austinstarposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I got the notice that I won a daily drawing and I filled out the form, but for the life of me I'm not seeing where the money is! Is it not credited until After the contest is over? And where to find it?

  3. MrRockster profile image62
    MrRocksterposted 4 years ago

    Hello,

    I created a recipe that follows all the rules, but have a few questions.

    1. Can I enter the contest at anytime from this point on for the month of June?

    2.Do I just hit publish and it will be voted on?

    3.Is there a certain location where it needs to be posted?

    Thanks

    1. Simone Smith profile image92
      Simone Smithposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      1. Yep! That is, until the 28th at noon.
      2. It will be judged after it is published
      3. Nope, though you're free to share it here: http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/98595

  4. Len Cannon profile image87
    Len Cannonposted 4 years ago

    This is probably a silly question, but what determines which of the winning categories a recipe gets entered in? Could something, for instance, win both the budget-friendly and dessert options?

    1. Simone Smith profile image92
      Simone Smithposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Totally! It's just up to the judges to decide which recipe ends up winning in each category.

      If I were to enter, I'd do a TON in the drinks category. We don't see a lot of drink recipes, so I bet one has a better shot there. Just a thought. wink

  5. Denise Handlon profile image89
    Denise Handlonposted 4 years ago

    Hi Simone,
    will there be a thread where we can post our entries, (like in the WTI)? Thanks

    1. cardelean profile image87
      cardeleanposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Scroll up, the link is just under the contest prizes.  wink

      1. Denise Handlon profile image89
        Denise Handlonposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        smile

  6. Green Lotus profile image60
    Green Lotusposted 4 years ago

    From what I understand, all you need to do is to create a recipe Hub that uses HP's new recipe capsules. You can tell everyone about your Hub in the Share and Discuss forum thread http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/98595 but I don't think you MUST share it in order to be entered.

    Simone can you confirm this?

    Also, I'm loving the new recipe capsules and I know they can really help to improve your SEO's. I'm wondering if it's Ok to start re-editing my published recipes with the new capsules during the contest. Will those old Hubs be automatically entered into the contest too?  I want to play by the rules smile

    1. Simone Smith profile image92
      Simone Smithposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Yep! The minimum requirement is that the Hub contain the Ratings Capsule set to Recipe Ratings, but if you want to win anything notable, I recommend including as many Recipe Capsules as possible.

      I'm so glad you're enjoying the Recipe Capsules, Green Lotus! You can totally re-edit old recipes to add those capsules during the contest. You don't have to worry about them being entered or anything- we're only looking at newly published Hubs. smile

  7. SandyMcCollum profile image84
    SandyMcCollumposted 4 years ago

    It has to be originally published in the contest dates. Right?

    1. Danette Watt profile image86
      Danette Wattposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Yes, original during the contest.

    2. Simone Smith profile image92
      Simone Smithposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Danette Watt is correct. big_smile

  8. Simone Smith profile image92
    Simone Smithposted 4 years ago

    The weekend winners are in!

    June 1st: Mac and Cheese Recipe Baked In a Smoker by bridalletter
    June 2nd: Review of Poet Sylvia Plath's Tomato Soup Cake Recipe by Victoria Lynn
    June 3rd: How to Make Easy Garlic Parmesan Crusted Chicken Wings by Austinstar

    I'm particularly excited about this batch because I ADORE each and every one of those Hubs! With those original photos and great explanations, I reckon they might also be seen as potential Best Weekly Hub winners, too.

    Keep these gorgeous recipes coming, everyone! I'm DYING of hunger, but really enjoying them!

  9. bridalletter profile image87
    bridalletterposted 4 years ago

    3 Questions:

    1. Can we enter more than one recipe during this June contest?

    2. If the recipe has a video and it is on youtube, is it ok to monetize the youtube video? Or do you prefer we wait to do that after the contest ends?

    3. Is there any limit to the number of recipes and/or categories we enter? I wanted to make sure it is ok to publish more recipes this month; especially if a recipe has won one of the daily prizes.

    I don't intend to add a bunch, but I would like to publish a few more this month. Thank you.

    1. bushraismail profile image59
      bushraismailposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      1. Yes we can enter more than one.

      2. No problem in monetizing as far as I know.

      3. Your hub has to be original and published for the first time. I am wondering what that was about winning daily prize.. oh your mac..ya sure it alright.

      Hope you are clear.

      1. EuroCafeAuLait profile image91
        EuroCafeAuLaitposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Hi, Simone, please clear something up for me.  I have a great dessert recipe but it comes to 250 words in Microsoft Word.  Does it have to be 500 words for the AP program, please advise.  Not sure if recipes are considered a different animal entirely.  Thanks!

    2. Simone Smith profile image92
      Simone Smithposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Heya bridalletter! Just to be clear, you can publish as many as five entries each day of the contest, and you are certainly not limited by recipe type; you can publish as many different styles of recipes as you like.

      And even though you've won a DD prize, that doesn't mean you can't win more!!

  10. ladyjane1 profile image87
    ladyjane1posted 4 years ago

    question Simone do we need to tag our hub contest like in the last contest? Thanks.

    1. Just Ask Susan profile image85
      Just Ask Susanposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      No you do not need to tag the hub.

    2. Simone Smith profile image92
      Simone Smithposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Just Ask Susan is right. No special tags needed!

  11. Simone Smith profile image92
    Simone Smithposted 4 years ago

    We've got another winner! Props to Patty Inglish, MS for Forgotten White House History: Chef Francois Rysavy and the Eisenhower Years which won the June 4th Daily Drawing prize!

    This Hub is STUFFED with interesting history. Love it!

    1. Patty Inglish, MS profile image89
      Patty Inglish, MSposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks for the mention - I learned a lot about a good person that survived bad odds when I wrote this one.

  12. cardelean profile image87
    cardeleanposted 4 years ago

    Simone,
    Will the final winners be chosen from the weekly winners picked from the judges or could they be ones that have not been selected at all? 

    Thanks!  smile

    1. Simone Smith profile image92
      Simone Smithposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      They'l be selected from the weekly winners. smile

      1. cardelean profile image87
        cardeleanposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Thanks!  smile

  13. DzyMsLizzy profile image91
    DzyMsLizzyposted 4 years ago

    So, I take it a recipe hub can't be a video????

    1. cardelean profile image87
      cardeleanposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      There are several recipe hubs that are videos.  You just need to make sure that the other requirements are there as well.  I've done recipe hubs that have videos in the past (not for the contest) and Leah Leffler has done a cute one with her son on making cinnamon buns.  The only problem with a video hub right now is that there is a bug that's causing a processing problem which will delay your submission right now.  smile

      1. DzyMsLizzy profile image91
        DzyMsLizzyposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        ah. ok.  Well, I'm not that sharp about getting videos done..but I did notice a choice (in the formatting for new hubs) for 'video' and then, within the edit screen in an existing hub for 'convert to video.'
        So, I guess I was curious.  I played with the recipe capsule format last nigt, and converted one of my older posts that happened to be a recipe.  (I don't do a lot of recipes...) ... It was fairly smooth, but I did have a couple of problems..the main one of which was Firefox not wanting to do copy/paste.  So I had to save, sign out, and come back on IE.

        I'm not sufficiently computer-tech savvy to follow the directions Firefox gave for allowing that function--with my luck, I'd screw something up, and my husband would be cross.  wink

    2. Simone Smith profile image92
      Simone Smithposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Well, for the record, cardelean is right on- Videos are welcome!

      I hope you're enjoying the recipe capsules, DzyMsLizzy!

  14. Beth100 profile image84
    Beth100posted 4 years ago

    Just curious, but how many entries are being received on a daily basis for this contest??

    1. bushraismail profile image59
      bushraismailposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Good question I was also thinking about this..Imagine the time the judges are having. It will be interesting to read so many different recipes but come on ...soooooooooo many.

    2. Simone Smith profile image92
      Simone Smithposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      We're seeing a wide range, day to day (50 to 80 or so), but the volume is still quite in favor of winning a Daily Drawing prize. big_smile

      1. Beth100 profile image84
        Beth100posted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Thanks Simone  smile  I'll keep writing.... lol

  15. Simone Smith profile image92
    Simone Smithposted 4 years ago

    Today's winner is a lovely summer recipe! It's Simple Strawberry Pie Recipe by LauraGSpeaks. I'm a big fan of strawberries, so I'm ALL OVER this Hub! Congrats, LauraGSpeaks!

  16. Green Lotus profile image60
    Green Lotusposted 4 years ago

    I forgot to post my latest recipe, published yesterday yikes

    Recipe for Low Carb Barbecue Sauce and Ribs

    1. bushraismail profile image59
      bushraismailposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Wrong forum miss lotus. I did the same mistake yesterday..big_smile

      1. Green Lotus profile image60
        Green Lotusposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        ooops. thannks bushraismail!

  17. SimeyC profile image89
    SimeyCposted 4 years ago

    How do you enter the 'sub' categories? - for example - how do I enter the "Best Budget-Friendly Recipe"?

    1. Simone Smith profile image92
      Simone Smithposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      You don't need to submit them- we spot 'em! So, for example, if you write a recipe that emphasizes frugality, or is designed for family dinners, we'll make note.
      By not forcing folks to submit to a specific category, we can make it possible for Hubs to be considered for multiple prizes (which would be great for a frugal, family-friendly, dessert beverage, hehee!).

  18. chrissieklinger profile image87
    chrissieklingerposted 4 years ago

    Could we do a recipe on homemade dog biscuits or just food for people?

    1. Simone Smith profile image92
      Simone Smithposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      We've actually seen entires for pet treats so far, and they are MOST welcome! Go for it!

  19. Simone Smith profile image92
    Simone Smithposted 4 years ago

    We've got another fabulous winner today! It's Asparagus Soup Recipe by JimmieWriter- a recipe bolstered by some very useful tips and original photos!

    Congratulations on the win, JimmieWriter!

    1. JimmieWriter profile image89
      JimmieWriterposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Thank you! I am thrilled to win!

  20. Simone Smith profile image92
    Simone Smithposted 4 years ago

    Today's Daily Drawing winning recipe is a fantastic multitasker! Quick, Easy, and Inexpensive Recipes Designed to Eat and Treat! by FreezeFrame34 shares a delicious sounding breakfast smoothie that doubles as a facial mask. How cool is that?

    Congrats to FreezeFrame34!

    The weekend winners will be declared on Monday. Enjoy the weekend!

    1. tammyswallow profile image91
      tammyswallowposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Can drink recipies be alcoholic beverages or is that a violation of the TOS?

      1. Simone Smith profile image92
        Simone Smithposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Oh, heavens yes! Recipes for alcoholic drinks aren't against our TOS.

        1. tammyswallow profile image91
          tammyswallowposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          Its Party Time!!!!!

  21. habee profile image91
    habeeposted 4 years ago

    Can the drink recipes contain alcohol?

    1. cardelean profile image87
      cardeleanposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I think they can.  I've seen some with them.  I know that the one that I am making *definitely* will!  smile

    2. Simone Smith profile image92
      Simone Smithposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Yes! And there aren't so many drinks Hubs being entered in the contest, so this is a great opportunity to have a higher shot at winning a final prize.

  22. BWD316 profile image84
    BWD316posted 4 years ago

    Not sure if this was asked but I was wondering if the ingredients section and the instructions section contribute to the required 500 word count for the recipe hub or does only text boxes count towards the word count?

    1. Simone Smith profile image92
      Simone Smithposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      They most definitely do!

  23. momster profile image60
    momsterposted 4 years ago
    1. bushraismail profile image59
      bushraismailposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Wrong Forum momster,
      This is the forum to share your hub
      http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/98595?p … ost2116932 smile

  24. momster profile image60
    momsterposted 4 years ago

    Thanks i always get lost in these forums.

    1. Danette Watt profile image86
      Danette Wattposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      smile

  25. cashmere profile image83
    cashmereposted 4 years ago

    Simone there are no updates to the winner announcements on the forum thread for the contest since the last 9 days.
    There is a daily draw on, right?
    Where do we see the winners?

    1. Just Ask Susan profile image85
      Just Ask Susanposted 4 years ago in reply to this
    2. Just Ask Susan profile image85
      Just Ask Susanposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      They're also listed above smile

      1. cashmere profile image83
        cashmereposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Thanks, I like the thread where they are all listed together, hunting through this one is a bit muddling and time consuming. There are some amazing recipes here!

    3. Simone Smith profile image92
      Simone Smithposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks Just Ask Susan! And I'll be announcing the weekend winners around noon.

  26. Johnathan L Groom profile image60
    Johnathan L Groomposted 4 years ago

    ok, im gonna be a man and develop a recipe..smile
    -johnathan-

    1. Simone Smith profile image92
      Simone Smithposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I'm so glad to hear that, Jonathan!!

    2. LetitiaFT profile image83
      LetitiaFTposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Ha ha! Look forward to seeing it!

  27. Johnathan L Groom profile image60
    Johnathan L Groomposted 4 years ago

    ok-
    step 1- save the chicken stock from therealstuff boiled hi and refridgerate
    step 2- take stock out after 2 days and add 3:1 ratio water
    step 3- add a teaspoon of vegetable oil and begin to boil again
    step 4- a pinche of... salt, garlic powder, and italian seasonings
    step 5- a drop of hotsauce
    step 6- add a q/lb. of penne rigate
    step 7- add some CRAZY MEXICAN SEASONING and...
    !VOILA!

    sooooooo delicio-so-slammin'...!
    "Johnathan's Chick+Noodle Soup"

    you're welcome!
    (no laughing:)

  28. Simone Smith profile image92
    Simone Smithposted 4 years ago

    Some REALLY great Hubs won Daily Drawing prizes this weekend, and our first batch of weekly winners is deliciously superb.

    Have a look at these $50 prize winners!

    Friday, Saturday, and Sunday Daily Drawing Winners
    June 8th: Chicken Risotto by KevinMillican
    June 9th: How to Make Italian Tomato Cake with Extra Virgin Olive oil by GoodLady
    June 10th: Spring Rolls With Japanese Daikon Radish by pennylu

    Week 1 Winners
    Nut Burgers with Shitake Mushrooms: a Gluten Free Recipe by Melovy
    How to Cook an Omelet in a Freezer Bag for a Scrumptious Camping Breakfast by Outbound Dan
    How to Make Fresh Pasta with Homemade Alfredo Sauce by SimeyC
    A Recipe For Raspberry Mousse And White Chocolate Cream Cake by alliemacb
    Pirate Party Food and Recipes for Kids by ChaplinSpeaks
    How to Make Homemade Raspberry Lemonade by JimmieWriter
    Horchata Ice Cream With Bananas & Butter Caramel Sauce by vespawoolf

    Congrats, y'all! I'm seriously impressed by the caliber of entries submitted in this contest.

    1. GoodLady profile image83
      GoodLadyposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      A bit late, but many thanks for prize. Really really happy,

  29. TripleAMom profile image88
    TripleAMomposted 4 years ago

    Is the 500 word minimum a strict rule for the contest and if I have one that is not, should I redo and resubmit for the contest?

    1. Simone Smith profile image92
      Simone Smithposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Yes, it's a very strict rule and I'm afraid to say that I've had to pass on a couple potential Daily Drawing winners because they're too short.
      Do amend the entries you've submitted to make them meet the minimum- even though they've lost their DD shot, they could still win a weekly prize if they're updated before they're reviewed.

      1. amgo85 profile image61
        amgo85posted 4 years ago in reply to this

        is the 500 word minumum include every word in the recipe capsule as a whole (instructions, ingredients) or does it strictly have to be in the article part of it?

  30. Simone Smith profile image92
    Simone Smithposted 4 years ago

    Today's winner is fabulous!  Avocado Shake Recipe (Vegetarian) by kgala0405 is filled with gorgeous photos and offers quite the unique and interesting drink! I'm a fan. Congrats, kgala0405!

  31. Simone Smith profile image92
    Simone Smithposted 4 years ago

    Hey everonye!

    Lemon Meringue Cookie Recipe by leahlefler won the Daily Drawing prize for June 12th. The cookies look delicious, and leahlefler's lovely photos and helpful instructions are super useful!  Congrats on the win, leahlefler. smile

    1. Sharyn's Slant profile image94
      Sharyn's Slantposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I was wondering how this hub could be the winner for June 12 when it was not published until June 13?

      1. IzzyM profile image86
        IzzyMposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        LOL, of course published dates are showing up on the new hub layout! It does say it was published on the 13th, and the published dates are California time.

        Indeed, how can it be the winner for the 12th?

      2. Simone Smith profile image92
        Simone Smithposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        The timing for each contest day starts at noon on one day and ends at noon on the next. So the June 12th Hub was published before the official "June 13th contest day" began at noon (PT) on June 13th.

        Does that make sense? Sorry- I know it's a bit confusing.

        1. Sharyn's Slant profile image94
          Sharyn's Slantposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          Yes, it is a little confusing but I'm sure you have it under control.  Thanks so much Simone!!!

  32. TripleAMom profile image88
    TripleAMomposted 4 years ago

    Just redid my chocolate chip cake recipe because I didn't realize before that it wasn't 500 words.  It is now.  HOpefully it will count for the contest. 

    http://tripleamom.hubpages.com/hub/chocolatechipcake

    1. Simone Smith profile image92
      Simone Smithposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Heya TripleAMom! The other threads are for links; this one is for Q&A. So long as your Hub meets contest requirements before it is reviewed (either for Daily Drawing prizes or weekly/final prizes, which happens in different batches), it's OK! big_smile

      1. TripleAMom profile image88
        TripleAMomposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Woops, sorry.  Posted in wrong place.

        1. Simone Smith profile image92
          Simone Smithposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          No worries!

  33. Simone Smith profile image92
    Simone Smithposted 4 years ago

    Today's winner is one of our most prolific (and skilled) recipe Hubbers!

    Summer Fresh Apple, Blackberry and Cinnamon Pie Recipe: Easy as ABC by Gordon Hamilton is a gorgeous summer dessert recipe.

    Congrats, Gordon Hamilton! Lovely Hub!

    1. Johnathan L Groom profile image60
      Johnathan L Groomposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      prolific... nice adj. usage ma'am!  go cookbookers!

      1. Simone Smith profile image92
        Simone Smithposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Look at dem photos! It IS gorgeous!

  34. melbel profile image92
    melbelposted 4 years ago

    Does it have to be people food?

    1. bushraismail profile image59
      bushraismailposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      NO. There was a reply of simone saying that people has posted dog treat recipes and animal food recipes and they are most welcome. unquote. smile

  35. cardelean profile image87
    cardeleanposted 4 years ago

    Quick question Simone.  (I apologize if this has already been stated somewhere.)  What is the cut off for the weekly entries.  I know the daily is noon PT, but what is the day/time for hubs to be considered for the weekly priZe?  Thanks!  Finally got some time to get some submitted!  smile

    1. Simone Smith profile image92
      Simone Smithposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      The cutoff for the weekly entries is Wednesdays at noon (PT), since the first day of the contest was on a Thursday. But the only cutoff date that really matters is the final one! Everything will be considered for weekly prizes- the only thing that changes is the batch against which each Hub is compared.

      1. cardelean profile image87
        cardeleanposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Thanks Simone, that's exactly why I was wondering!  Appreciate your info!

  36. amgo85 profile image61
    amgo85posted 4 years ago

    I know hub recipes have to be at least 500 words. Is this the article part only? Or the recipe hub as a whole?

    1. Simone Smith profile image92
      Simone Smithposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      It's all the text in the Hub, which includes text in tables, text in Recipe Capsules, etc. big_smile

  37. Simone Smith profile image92
    Simone Smithposted 4 years ago

    We have our first two-time Daily Drawing winner! Leahlefler won a second Daily Drawing prize today for Anadama Bread Recipe from New England, which is quite the cool recipe!

    Congrats on winning two Daily Drawing prizes leahlefler- and in such close succession! I guess this is your lucky week!

    1. cardelean profile image87
      cardeleanposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Share the wealth Leah!  lol  Just kidding, I haven't even submitted anything in over a week.  Congrats on your wins!

      1. cclitgirl profile image96
        cclitgirlposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        There are a LOT of seriously awesome recipe hubs going on!!  I wish I had time to read them all!  lol

  38. Johnathan L Groom profile image60
    Johnathan L Groomposted 4 years ago

    i wanna win suttin'...!?  What do i do now that i'm jealous?
    -Johnny-

  39. MelChi profile image88
    MelChiposted 4 years ago

    I think I need to make a binder and start printing out all these amazing recipes! Who needs to go out and buy a recipe book or surf the Internet for ideas when you have HubPages!

    1. bushraismail profile image59
      bushraismailposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Cool idea maybe HP will have a tab for contest an label each ....so next month we can have a COOKBOOK!!
      And the recipes can be categorized wow.......I have already started dreaming. smile

    2. cclitgirl profile image96
      cclitgirlposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      MelChi - you're absolutely right!  That's a great idea.  It would be so much fun to make a recipe book from all these recipes.  big_smile

    3. Simone Smith profile image92
      Simone Smithposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      We actually thought of making a printed cookbook of all the entries... but then we realized that it's not so easy to do, considering that everyone owns their content. I love the binder idea, though!

      1. cardelean profile image87
        cardeleanposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Maybe not a printed cookbook Simone but perhaps there could be a section on HP just for the recipes that were submitted for the contest.  Unfortunately not everyone shares their recipes in the forums and I know June has been a crazy month for me so I haven't had as much time to read the entries as I had hoped.  It would be nice to have an "easy to get to" spot with the submissions.  smile

  40. Julie DeNeen profile image91
    Julie DeNeenposted 4 years ago

    I just posted an article with a recipe capsule in it. Will that count?

    1. LetitiaFT profile image83
      LetitiaFTposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Hi Julie, the capsule you need to include for the contest is the rating capsule. If you've got that, you're in! Good luck!

    2. Simone Smith profile image92
      Simone Smithposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Yep- that, plus you need to make sure that:
      1. The Ratings Capsule is set to Recipe Ratings
      2. The Hub is at least 500 words
      3. All images in the Hub are legally used and properly cited.

      Stop by our contest page for full details re: entry requirements and judging criteria. smile

      1. LetitiaFT profile image83
        LetitiaFTposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Hi Simone, what does "set for recipe ratings mean" mean? I selected "recipe" for a few new hubs and the recipe capsules didn't show. I had to add them "manually". Now you've got me wondering if they're still eligible?!

        1. Simone Smith profile image92
          Simone Smithposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          When you add a Ratings Capsule and set it up, you can choose to have the ratings be for a recipe, a single person review, or a multiple person review. You must select the recipe option to have your Hub count as a contest entry.

          1. Sharyn's Slant profile image94
            Sharyn's Slantposted 4 years ago in reply to this

            Hi Simone,
            So what you are saying is that it's possible that if we did not specifically set the ratings capsule for a recipe, we have not been included in the contest?  I wanted to go back into mine to check but then I will lose the votes.  So without losing votes, how can I tell I set it up correctly?  I know, it sounds like a silly question, but honestly I am not sure.
            Is the default for the ratings capsule for recipes?  Thanks!

  41. Simone Smith profile image92
    Simone Smithposted 4 years ago

    Hi everyone! I have a big batch of amazing Cookbook Contest winners to serve up today!

    Week 2 Winners

    Peach Moo Milkshake by Heather Says
    Gluten Free Dark Chocolate Popovers with Tiramisú Mascarpone Filling by kelleyward
    Sand Cups: Beach or Pool Party Treats by rebeccamealey
    How to Make Italian Tomato Cake with Extra Virgin Olive oil by GoodLady
    Sweet and Spicy Chicken Lasagna Recipes by cocopreme
    Refrigerator Cheese Torte ~ Old Fashioned Recipe using Springform Pan ~ No Bake Recipe by PeggyW
    Super Quick and Easy Mackerel Recipes: From Sea, to Shore, to Plate by Gordon Hamilton

    And here are the weekend Daily Drawing winners:

    June 15th: Recipe for Lemon Bars With Shortbread Base and White Chocolate Coating by alliemacb
    June 16th: Sarah's Super Snack Sandwiches by Sarah Hurst
    June 17th: The Best Pub Burger at Home by LA Elsen

    Congrats to everyone who won! These Hubs are brilliant- and after reviewing all these entries, I am SO HUNGRY!

    1. bridalletter profile image87
      bridalletterposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Very nice range of recipes. This contest is so much fun and  truly a wonderful way to become familiar  with another form of  writing. Congrats to all the winners so far! Thank you for sharing.

      1. Simone Smith profile image92
        Simone Smithposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        I know, right? We're so impressed by the caliber of the recipes we've been seeing so far. The awesome original photos, great instructions, cool backstory, and creative dishes are blowing us away.

    2. GoodLady profile image83
      GoodLadyposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Thank you so much.  So many great dishes to try.   And drinks!  love this contest.

    3. cocopreme profile image89
      cocopremeposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Wow!  Thanks so much!  My lasagna recipe is a winner.  I love HubPages and contests.  This made my week.

      1. Simone Smith profile image92
        Simone Smithposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Hurrah!! smile

    4. Peggy W profile image90
      Peggy Wposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      What a thrill to be chosen as a winner for that old fashioned recipe of the refrigerator cheese torte.  Thank you!  smile

  42. Simone Smith profile image92
    Simone Smithposted 4 years ago

    Today's winner is K9keystrokes for Fresh Cucumber Mint Cocktail! It's a very refreshing-looking drink indeed.

    Congrats, K9!!

  43. Simone Smith profile image92
    Simone Smithposted 4 years ago

    Today's Daily Drawing winner is Kids Cook Monday - Seven Layer Casserole by EuroCafeAuLait. Nicely done!

    1. EuroCafeAuLait profile image91
      EuroCafeAuLaitposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks so much!  I am pleased and honored to be chosen!  smile

      1. Simone Smith profile image92
        Simone Smithposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Congratulations on the win!

  44. Simone Smith profile image92
    Simone Smithposted 4 years ago

    Today's winner is a pet recipe What fun!  Pamela N Red won the June 20th Daily Drawing prize for Turkey Sweet Potato Dog Treats Recipe For Older Dogs.

    It's nice to know that someone hasn't forgotten that pets eat, too- and that older dogs deserve yummy treats as well!

  45. cloverleaffarm profile image80
    cloverleaffarmposted 4 years ago

    A delicious syrup that is easy to make, and delicious to eat. It can be used on pancakes, waffles, ice cream, and you can even use it to flavor your favorite cocktail beverage. Once you try it, you'll be hooked.
    http://cloverleaffarm.hubpages.com/hub/ … nd-Waffles

    1. HubPages profile image
      88
      HubPagesposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Wrong thread!

      1. cloverleaffarm profile image80
        cloverleaffarmposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Oops, sorry about that.

  46. LetitiaFT profile image83
    LetitiaFTposted 4 years ago

    Does anybody know how to share a post on the iphone app? I've been out of town for the last week and following contest events as best I can, but I'd really like to share a couple of posts and can't figure it out... Thanks

    1. Simone Smith profile image92
      Simone Smithposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Sure thing, LetitiaFT. The easiest way to share things is from your feed on the app; unfortunately, you can only share things that are already there. You might just consider using our mobile interface using your phone's web browser. smile

      1. LetitiaFT profile image83
        LetitiaFTposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Thanks Simone, I'll give it a try!

        1. Simone Smith profile image92
          Simone Smithposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          Fabulous! big_smile

      2. LetitiaFT profile image83
        LetitiaFTposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Hi again Simone, I was never able to share on my iphone and now that I'm back home, I can't find the share button on my regular desktop either. I saw in the forums that this could be due to the browser and to use Firefox. That's what I use!
        Could the share button be user selective? In that case, is there anything I can do to get it?

  47. Simone Smith profile image92
    Simone Smithposted 4 years ago

    Our winner for June 21st: Recipe for Home Made Batter Mix. How to Make Onion Rings by viking305. 

    This is a great recipe with cool original photos and a marvelous, convenient layout. Congratulations on the win, viking305!

  48. Melovy profile image97
    Melovyposted 4 years ago

    I've been forgetting to post my hubs here. This one is from last week's WTI. Just a few hours late for that, but still on time for the contest. Breakfast ideas for kids. http://melovy.hubpages.com/hub/Breakfast-Ideas-for-Kids

    1. Simone Smith profile image92
      Simone Smithposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Wrong thread! big_smile

  49. cardelean profile image87
    cardeleanposted 4 years ago

    Summer Strawberry Cake

    cardelean.hubpages.com/_gea4/hub/White-Cake-Recipe-With-Strawberries

    1. Simone Smith profile image92
      Simone Smithposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Wrong thread!

  50. Simone Smith profile image92
    Simone Smithposted 4 years ago

    I have more fabulous winners for to announce- both for the third week of the contest, and for the weekend Daily Drawing prizes!!

    Here they are:

    Week 3 Best Hub Winners
    Gourmet Dark Chocolate and Pear Iced Milk by K9keystrokes
    Homemade Ice Cream in a Bag by ktrapp
    Mexican Soup: A Great Recipe for Families by wayseeker
    Homemade Pizza Recipe: Making Pizza Healthy by Claudia Tello
    GOOD FOOD CHEAP: Easy Guacamole with Plum Tomato and Red Onion by Donna Huebsch
    Family recipe: How to Wrap and Cook Nepali style Momos/Dumplings by rosika
    Curry Corn Chowder With Pancetta by pennylu

    Weekend Daily Drawing Winners
    June 22nd: How To Make Delicious Peppermint Herbal Sugar To Use For Making Tasty Desserts & Other Recipes by cloverleaffarm
    June 23rd Blueberry Shortcake by kathryn64
    June 24th: How To Make Perfect Traditional Belgian Crêpes by Darrylmdavis


    A delicious bunch, no? Congrats to our latest batch of winners!

    1. cloverleaffarm profile image80
      cloverleaffarmposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Woohoo...dance of joy. I'm so excited. Thanks so much! Happy Cooking!

    2. rosika profile image79
      rosikaposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      oh my god Simone! thank you so much...wasn't expecting to win...you just made my day!!! Happy cooking!

      1. cloverleaffarm profile image80
        cloverleaffarmposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Congrats on your win. Isn't it exciting?

        1. rosika profile image79
          rosikaposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          It is so exciting....congrats to you as well!

          1. Simone Smith profile image92
            Simone Smithposted 4 years ago in reply to this

            Yay! I'm really glad you won, rosika. big_smile

            1. vespawoolf profile image96
              vespawoolfposted 4 years ago in reply to this

              I'm so shocked to win the best dessert prize. It feels like a dream! Thank you!

 
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