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The Family Cooking Throwdown: Try This at Home!

Winning Entry: Halloween Throwdown

About two or three times a year, our family comes together and competes in a cooking Throwdown.  The winner from the previous throwdown chooses a theme, and we all bring our food entries together and judge them on categories such as creativity, taste, presentation, and originality. Some of the themes we've had over the years include pasta, macaroni and cheese, tomato sauce, potatoes, cookies, cupcakes, brownies, and cheesecake. We've even had holiday themes, such as the one pictured above from last Halloween. I'm pretty sure each family member has won at least one cooking throwdown, or at least been runner-up. Prizes are awarded for first place through third place and might be anything from a kitchen gadget to an actual trophy. While the throwdowns can become quite competitive (and pricey!), it's a great way for the family to get together and make memories doing something we all love—cooking. 
Pasta Throwdown Entry

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