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 prevail. 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.
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