HP Hood Kicks Off Third Annual Holiday Recipe Contest

Grand prize winner to receive a weekend getaway for four at one of New

England's top resorts

Nov 09, 2007, 00:00 ET from HP Hood

    LYNNFIELD, Mass., Nov. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Calling all cooks: If you have
 a recipe that you think is worthy of merit, grab your mixing bowls and get
 baking. HP Hood, New England's leading dairy company, announced today that
 it is accepting entries for the Third Annual Hood Holiday Recipe Contest.
     Do you have what it takes? Enter to find out.
     It's simple: Interested participants can submit their favorite original
 recipes online at Hood.com. The only requirement is that each recipe MUST
 include one or more of the following Hood Holiday products: Hood EggNog
 (all varieties), Sour Cream, Cottage Cheese, Cream, Simply Smart Half(R) &
 Half, Instant Whipped Cream (must be used in conjunction with another
 product) or Country Creamer. All recipes-sweet or savory; dessert,
 breakfast or dinner- will be accepted as long as they contain at least one
 of the above-mentioned products.
     The recipe entries will be tested, sampled and judged under the
 supervision of the culinary staff of the Trapp Family Lodge, in Stowe,
 Vermont. A winner will be determined based on the following criteria:
 taste, originality, clarity of recipe instructions and ease of preparation.
 In the case of a tie, the recipe with the highest score for taste will
     One grand prize winner will receive a two-night, three-day vacation
 package for four at the Trapp Family Lodge. The package includes
 accommodations in a lodge suite, breakfast and dinner for four,
 cross-country and downhill ski passes, and a one-hour massage for two. Five
 honorable- mention winners will each receive a $200 gift card.
     "Each year we are eager to hear from our customers about the new ways
 they've found to use Hood products in preparing their favorite holiday
 recipes. We are once again excited to be able to thank our loyal New
 England customers for making us part of their holiday celebrations as well
 as their everyday lives," said Lynne Bohan, vice president of public
 relations for HP Hood. "Our entry numbers have been on the rise since we
 introduced the contest in 2005. That means more unique ways to use Hood
 products in the kitchen."
     The contest is open to U.S. residents of Connecticut, Maine,
 Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island and Vermont, and will
 run through January 15, 2008. For more information about the contest and to
 find some Hood recipe ideas that could inspire you, please visit Hood.com.
     Last year's grand-prize winning entry, EggNog & Pecan Torte, submitted
 by Robin Trecartin of Milford, New Hampshire, calls for Hood EggNog and
 Hood Cream. It is available online at Hood.com.
     About Hood
     Hood was founded in 1846 in Charlestown, Massachusetts, by Harvey
 Perley Hood, and has become one of the largest branded dairy operators in
 the United States. Hood is the number-one dairy brand in New England, and
 Hood's portfolio of national and super-regional brands and franchise
 products includes Kemps, Crowley Foods, LACTAID, Nesquik, Coffee-mate,
 Stonyfield Farm Organic Milk, Arizona FRESH Iced Tea and others.