Use Ragu as a dip or pizza sauce or as an ingredient in sloppy joes, baked no-boil lasagna or cheese-stuffed meatballs and spaghetti. For a free copy of the colorful booklet, request one online at www.ragu.com.
-- Natalie Haughton
Professionals are invited to enter their best sweet creation (dessert, confection, bakery recipe) in PastryScoop.com's 2007 Golden Scoop Awards. Five category winners will receive $1,000 each. For more information or an application, visit www.pastryscoop.com. Entries must be postmarked by Wednesday.
To celebrate Mrs. Fields' 30th anniversary, the cookie company and iVillage.com have teamed up to search the country for the best cookie recipe. It will be used to create Mrs. Fields' official "30th Anniversary Cookie" -- and will be sold in 400 Mrs. Fields stores nationwide. The grand prize winner will receive a Dream Kitchen from GE.
If you have a fabulous creation, submit it online no later than May25 at www.ivillage.com. Professionals and novices can enter. Recipes should be accompanied by a short description of the inspiration behind the cookie and a digital photo of it.
It's time to enter Dreyer's third annual Slow Churned Neighborhood Salute contest. Submit a paragraph explaining why your neighborhood deserves an ice cream block party for 100 neighbors this summer. The company will select 1,500 winning neighborhoods with prize packages of ice cream and the fixings delivered in July and August. Entries must be received by May25. For more information, go to www.dreyers.com.
MORE MARIO: If you love Italy, good food and wine, check out Mario Batali's new Web site, www.
mariobatali.com. You can learn about the things he loves that helped shape his culinary adventures. The Explore Italy section offers travel articles along with information about local wineries and ingredients specific to the region. The wines mentioned can be purchased through his wine shop, Italian Wine Merchants. Check out the Music Picks section to download Batali's favorite albums, which are played in his restaurants.
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