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Babette
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 24, 2008 5:59 pm    Post subject: Share your favorite family recipes & Win! Reply with quote

OK.. so some of you might have seen our latest contest being advertised on the site...well, it technically is still being set up. I've noticed a few recipes already being added - I thought some of them were a mistake so I deleted the category from them. Therefore, if you find that your recipe is not in the "nothing like the holiday" category .. just go back and edit it.. add the category and it will be all good! Smile Sorry about that. I didn't realize they were real! HHAHAH OOps. It's been a long year.

Anyhow, you can start uploading recipes, but the official announcement won't start until tomorrow. Here's the promo page... http://www.bakespace.com/recipes/nothingliketheholidays/
YOU MUST ADD A FAMILY PHOTO TO THE RECIPE FOR IT TO BE INCLUDED IN THE JUDGING...

From November 24th – December 12th, you can win some cool swag from the film just for uploading your favorite family recipes to the "Nothing Like the Holidays" category in BakeSpace’s recipe database.

Yes, you can go back to old recipes and add the "nothing like the holiday" category AND subcategories to the giveaway.. just make sure you have a family photo uploaded for the photo.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 24, 2008 6:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So there will be pictures of people instead of food with the recipes?
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 24, 2008 6:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

spryte wrote:
So there will be pictures of people instead of food with the recipes?


Yes, it's in the true spirit of the film.. plus, it will be fun! Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 24, 2008 6:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hmm... I'm always disappointed to see a picture of something other than the recipe attached to a recipe. Sad
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 24, 2008 8:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

spryte wrote:
Hmm... I'm always disappointed to see a picture of something other than the recipe attached to a recipe. Sad


You'd be disappointed to see a recipe with the real family who loves it? Why so? You can always go back and add a photo of the recipe later.. it's more about the spirit of family.. why these are your family favorites. Putting a real face to the family is about showing this is a real tried and true recipe. Smile We hope you participate.. .
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 24, 2008 11:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had a feeling that would be your response. When I'm just scrolling through recipes, I 'see' the one with pics of the food more than the ones without pics or with pics of people... or pets... or a 'theme' ingredient as the pic. A pic of the food illustrates 'tried and true' to me. That's why so many recipe magazines boast 'picture of every recipe'. If I haven't made it before, I like to know what the finished recipe should look like. If there was an option for more than one pic, I'd enjoy seeing the family that enjoys the recipe. But I'll be disappointed and distracted if the featured recipes on the recipe page become people. I often sit and refresh that page, not looking at the recipe titles, but at the pictures of the food and clicking the pictures that look like I 'have' to try that whatever picture caught my eye. After I see the picture of the food, I do love to read the back story... and if there could be a pic in the back story, I'd love to see the families there... but unfortunately, pics of people aren't what make me look at a recipe.

I do hope people enjoy the contest... but I also hope the featured recipe section doesn't become clogged with pics of people.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 25, 2008 11:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote



Smile You know me well. Love your new avatar!

The good news is that the featured section on the home page is actually calling from all the recipes on the site - so it's almost 40,000 to choose from so we should be ok. Smile The contest/giveaway is mostly for fun.. and it's a way for bakespace to stay alive and get sponsorships.. hint hint.. so upload one recipe and play along so we can keep the lights on and the heater going through the cold winter... Smile Pretty please..

OK.. how about this.. sneak preview to the next giveaway...

If you join the movie's list of friends and post a comment on their profile .. I'll give away some cookbooks. Smile I'll post next week the cookbooks in the daily newsletter. http://www.bakespace.com/?nothingliketheholidays
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 01, 2008 1:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Guys..

As you already know.. our Nothing Like the Holidays Giveaway has begun...

In a day or two we'll announce our Nothing Like the Holidays profile giveaway .. someone will win a bakespace apron simply by joining the cast's network of friends on bakespace as well as posting a comment on the profile. We'll choose one random winner On Dec. 12th. To get a jump start and be the first to post.. here's the profile...
http://www.bakespace.com/?nothingliketheholidays

Check the Daily Bite for the official announcement.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 01, 2008 9:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok--I really tried to get a family photo to upload with my "Nothing Like the Holidays" recipe, but at my house that got a little too complicated. All I asked for was a quick picture---smile at the camera:



But, noooo. Noone could stop eating long enough to help me out! Let's try again:



OK--forget the people. Let's get a cute shot of the dog trying to nose in on the plate of turkey:



Dang! Where did she go? Oh, there she is on the other side of the table!



I give up! I'm better at food pictures...... Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 01, 2008 11:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great photo Cathy.. we'll let you slide this time. Smile Quick question,. did you have trouble uploading a photo on the site? If so email me so I can help. Smile
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