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California Raisins Recipe Contest

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I have ALWAYS been a fan of California Raisins.  In fact, I’ve had my picture taken with one.

I got my picture with a California Raisin at Hardee's <—That is me (on the left), with a California Raisin, and my sister, Denyse.

Judging by my height in this picture, I think I must have been about eleven years old.  And, yes, the photo was taken at Hardee’s.  We loved their their Cinnamon ‘N’ Raisin biscuits and I think my Mom may still have a collection of the non-poseable California Raisins figures that were part of the Hardee’s promotions.   Mom even made my sister a California Raisin costume for Halloween one year.  I was a lemon.  Go figure.  If I can find a picture of it, I will share it, too!

Did you know that nearly 100% of all raisins produced in the United States are grown in the San Joaquin Valley, near Fresno, California.  More than 3,000 hard-working growers of California Raisins live in the area and produce the delicious snack that is shipped around the world.

Anyway, as a long time fan of California Raisins, I was excited to learn about the California Raisins “Give Kids Their Day in the Sun” recipe contest!

To celebrate the natural, solar-powered goodness of this small but mighty fruit, California’s raisin growers are hosting an easy-to-enter recipe contest.

Now through October 5, healthy snack recipes can be uploaded to California Raisin’s Facebook page at www.Facebook.com/CaliforniaRaisins  for a chance to win a premium playground structure (valued up to $10,000), a year’s supply of California Raisins, plus a $1,000 donation in the winner’s name to the food bank of their choice.

Five finalists will each win a $100 gift card and will be selected based on the creative use of California Raisins (25%);   healthfulness (25%); ease-of-preparation (25%); and taste (25%).

Finalists will be announced October 19, 2011 and then it will be up to the California Raisin Facebook fans to determine the grand prize winner.

A full set of contest rules can be found at www.LoveYourRaisins.com/give-kids-their-day-in-the-sun-recipe-contest/.

My kids nosh on raisins ALL THE TIME.  We love to use them as “eyes” for our cut out sandwiches and such.  I am certain we will be able to come up with a recipe to enter.  Especially since the kids and I volunteer at a food pantry that orders from the St. Louis Area Foodbank.  A $1000 would go a long way toward feeding the hungry in St. Louis!

Will you be entering the contest?

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About Virginia

Hi there! My name is Virginia, and I am the author/owner of That Bald Chick. I am a Christian, wife, mother of three, full time homemaker, homeschooler, and ministry volunteer in addition to being a blogger. In my free time *cough* I enjoy reading, writing, taking walks with my family, and listening to music.

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    I used to work at Hardee’s. I loved those cinnamon raisin biscuits too! I didn’t know about the contest, thanks.

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